Hi, all. I thought I would drop a quick post here and see if any of you can help ease my mind a bit.
I had an abnormal pap just over a year ago, came back as ASCUS. They did a colposcopy with biospies because I'm on immunosuppressants and am higher risk. This all came back as HPV but nothing more. I had a pap a year later, this last October, and was told I had abormal cells and couldn't rule out a high grade lesion. I went back for another colposcopy and had four biospies, one of which came back showing severe dysplasia. I'm scheduled for my LEEP in about 6 weeks and have several concerns.
First, I'm confused as to how I went from nothing to severe dysplasia in one year. This now has me concerned that the dysplasia could develop into cancer in the year since my last appointment. That or they missed the abnormalities on my last pap and now it's had two+ years to develop. Does it always take 10+ years to turn to cancer?
Second, I had the biopsies done about a month ago and I'm still spotting every 3-5 days with mild cramping. I got checked two weeks after the biospies and was told all was good and now my doctor wants to switch my birth control pill which I do not want to do. I've gotten along well with this pill while the others made me incredibly emotional. Has anyone else had bleeding issues after just the biospies? I take the pill continuously for a couple of months before having a period and I'm thinking maybe I'll have one now to see if I can't "shock" my system back to normal and stop the spotting.
Third, so many posts I'm reading say that sex isn't the same after LEEP and bleeding is continuous for months or years. Are there any of you who have had positive experienecs after the LEEP recovery? I'm already struggling with the spotting I'm currently experiencing and while I'm in a loving, long term relationship, I would really like to have sex at my own free will with my boyfriend and not feel useless in that department.
Any words of encouragment would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!