First off thank you for the time in reading this and also thank you for all of your personal stories and opinions. We all know how scary having a "not normal" diagnosis can be, so it is very nice to have support here.
I am trying to find stories of those who have waited to have a Leep/LLETZ and how often you get biopsies, i will have my history at the bottom.
As of now, ideally i would really like to wait to have a Leep procedure since my CIN I is most likely related to HR HPV. The first abnormal pap i had was in November 2016, so i feel most happy with re-papping every 6 months, and if my Dx does not change from LSIL and HR HPV, to just keep monitoring till it clears up. After the two year mark, I may be more willing to have a LLETZ then.
I had another smear just recently, July 2017. That was about 8 months from my initial abnormal pap. The results are exactly the same yet the doctor is suggesting another biopsy (even though I had the last in December 2016). Thoughts on not having a biopsy and just waiting? How often should you have biopsies with abnormal paps?
What are your experiences? I am trying to boost my immunity big time and I am in a committed monogamous relationship as well. Sometimes I have bleeding between periods (after sex, maybe once every four months).
In my gut, I really feel secure with waiting it out, but the push for colpop and LLETZ makes me nervous.
Thank you so much <3
-30 years old
-Last normal pap August 2014 (did not pap again until Nov 2016).
-November 2016 abnormal pap - LSIL, HPV HR Positive (negative for 16&18)
-December 2016 Colpop/Biopsy - 3 of 4 biopsies came back CIN I, the last was normal
-No treatment, immunity boosting in the interim
-July 2017 abnormal pap - LSIL, HPV HR Positive
-Next steps, doctor is suggesting another colpop/biopsy