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Post Cone Biopsy Pap Smear

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Post Cone Biopsy Pap Smear

HI ladies,

I had a cone biopsy in June for CIN3 - which was originally thought to be cancer hence why they did the cone but thankfully on results of surgery was CIN3. When I went for my 6 week follow-up post surgery the doctor said I just go for regularly pap smears again from now on but I thought surely it would be every 6 months or at least less than the usual standard? I live in Australia and pap smears are every 5 years now. I am just wondering if anyone knows what the likelihood of a re occurrence is after having a cone- is it less than when you have a LEEP? As my friend who had a LEEP had to have 6 monthly pap smears for 2 years post surgery so I thought that would be the same for me?

Any advice would be welcome.

27/4/19- Pap Smear- CIN3 squamous cells and adenocarcinmoa in situ. 1/5/19- Colposcopy - pap smear actually indicated cancer -  2x biopsies taken, will be referred for MRI and CT. 8/5/19- Colposcopy results - just CIN3 of squamous cells  10/6/19- Cold Knife Cone Biopsy and Endocervical Curettage. 14/6/19- CIN3 squamous cells successfully remove, clear margins. No involvement of glandular cells as first indicated in pap smear. No further treatment needed. Follow-up with 6 months pap smears.


Hello! I also had a cone biopsy due to what they thought was CIN 3 based on the biopsy. Unfortunately, after reviewing the cone biopsy results, they found a micro-invasion (stage 1a1). It was all removed (along with all CIN) and I had clear margins, but I am followed every three months at the moment and my doctor had mentioned if it were just CIN 3 they had found, I still would have needed to have follow up checks every 6 months. Now, I don't know if this is necessary as every country has different rules (I am in France) but I certainly would push or pay privately to be followed more frequently, at least in the beginning if possible.

I hope that helps.




Sep 2018- Abnormal Pap Smear- HSIL while pregnant

Oct 2018- Coloscopy/punch biopsy- suggests CIN3

Feb 2019- Cone biopsy under GA- confirms clear margins with the removal of CIN 3 and a microinvasive 1a1 scc

Apr 2019- first smear clear

May 2019- MRI scan- results are clear

July 2019- second smear and biopsy, clear, HPV negative

Oct 2019- third smear- clear

Jan 2020- fourth smear- clear

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