Hi everyone! This is my first post - but I've been reading all of your great advice and supportive posts for almost a year now. You all are incredible and so inspiring!
A little about me...
I'm 32, living in the U.S. In July 2017, I was HPV-positive, but had a normal pap smear. A year later, I had an abnormal pap and was diagnosed with CIN II/III. I got my first-ever LEEP in December, and the margins came back clear.
I just had my six-month followup, and the results are confusing (even my doctor is confused!). I'm HPV-positive, the pap showed mild dysplasia and the biopsy showed moderate dysplasia (CIN II).
The doctor said a few things could be happening:
- Option 1: She didn't get it all when she did the LEEP (seems very unlikely, given clear margins).
- Option 2: The previous HPV infection is aggressive and the CIN II is back.
- Option 3: I could have gotten a new HPV infection from my new partner (as of February), and CIN I could have been read/reported as CIN II. (Unlikely that a new infection would have progressed to CIN II within five months.)
The doctor recommended that I wait for six months and get another pap and colposcopy to see if things have progressed, or if the infection clears.
Has anyone had a similar experience post-LEEP? I'm a little panicked - was honestly very much expecting to get clear results from six-month follow-up appointment, especially since the doctor said everything "looked good!" - so I would love to get some perspectives.
Thanks in advance for any advice you're able to provide!