I am 25 years old. After having an abnormal pap showing high grade abnormal cells and positive for HPV, my doctor had me come in for a colposcopy and biopsy so that they could further test the abnormal cells in my cervix.
I just got the results today, which show severe dysplasia... or CIN III.
This means that all the layers of my cells are abnormal, but that the "pre-cancer" has not spread beyond the membrane. I am happy that I do not have cancer yet, though knowing how close it could be has been very emotional and scary and the thought of not having children is equally as upsetting!!
Is one of these procedures more effective than the other? Is one more likely associated with complications during child birth? I read somewhere that having the LEEP procedure done more than once can limit your ability to have children... is this true? What are the chances that I would need to have more than one?
If you have any of the answers to these questions I would greatly appreciate the input!
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