Hi all! I'm new here. So glad I found this site-- i've been at the mercy of Mayo and webMD so I'm glad to finally have some real answers.
I'm a little freaked out at the moment:
I started showing symptoms of HPV last year after an abnormal Pap test and colposcopy. All was mild/moderate until we decided to go to the LEEP in June of this past year. Pathology stated that the perimeter of the test sample was disease free whereas he said he could see the diseased cells in the center.
My first appointment since then was last week with a pap smear. I got a call on Christmas Eve saying there was a high-grade abnormality in the tested area.
Doctor said this is highly irregular. All cells appeared to be removed during the LEEP so we're both completely stymied by how my cells could be at high grade 6 months post-LEEP.
So we scheduled a colposcopy (today) and the doctor said he couldn't find any diseased cells on my cervix. At all. None. He even cleaned the area and did the vinegar test again. NOTHING. He said my cervix didn't even show any scar tissue. Doc was adorable when I told him the nurse practitioner who inserted my IUD said that my cervix looked beautiful. He obviously takes pride in his work. It made this a little easier to deal with.
So he scraped the cells in the endo-cervix and took a couple other biopsies because it seems he was grasping at straws of...OK MAYBE there's something here.
Doc said he may have to refer me to a gyn-oncologist to do the cone biopsy if the endocervix is showing the abnormalities.
I hope they will have the results by Monday.
I wonder if it's possible that my smear might be false. Is this possible?
I'm just so concerned about this. He didn't see any dysplasia. How can my pap show high-grade abnormality when it's not actually visible?