I had my first abnormal pap last year, tested positive for HPV, had a colposcopy, and a LEEP procedure in December. At the beginning of January I was told by my gyno that I have adeno carcinoma in situ of the cervix - its not invasive and pre-cancer cells but he recommends a hysterectomy (i’m 34 and wasnt planning on more kids). It was a little jarring because I had no idea this was an option at the moment.
my gyno isn’t the best for answering all my questions, which is frustrating. He said theres a chance for the abnormal cells to regrow and “we’ll deal with it, if that happens” (a little dismissive)
I can trust his process and if a hysterectomy is what is recommended than I can accept that. But because I tested positive for HPV there’s a chance for the abnormal cells to re-grow - how long does that take? What happens then? I won’t have a cervix so whats the course of treatment?
He keeps mentioning the vaccine for HPV - will this help prevent the regrowth of abnormal cells ?
I know its a small percentage of re-growth but I just feel a little defeated because in May 2022 I had my first abnormal pap ever, and one year later I’m getting a hysterectomy.
Can anyone offer some of their own stories/experiences or shed some light on my questions? I do have an appointment with my family doctor Feb 2, and I’m hoping she’ll be able to answer some questions.