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Please Take Care After LLETZ - I Made Some Terrible Mistakes

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Cara Jean
Please Take Care After LLETZ - I Made Some Terrible Mistakes

I had LLETZ 30/09/20 to remove moderate to high cell abnormalities. The procedure went well and I was given the after-care leaflet and understood the do's and don'ts. At least I thought I did. 

Being an active person normally, I found it very difficult not to start up my usual excerise regime. I did take it fairly easy for the first week, but after two weeks, I felt more recovered and started to do my normal exertive exercise and yoga etc, as well as working more late hours and feeling stressed out with work responsibilities. I also discovered an off-odour in my discharge, but in all honesty, was too scared to go to the doctor as I didn't want anybody inspecting me internally again! Things did clear up though and my bleeding was light by about three weeks post LLETZ. I started to do more adventurous yoga moves, including the pelvic lifts and the crab, plus exercise such as squats, starjumps and jogging. I tried cycling, but this hurt too much. 

Whatever I was doing did not help the healing process, as on the 21/10/20 I was admitted into A&E with quite severe haemorrhaging from the wound in my cervix. (It was a scary time!) I was given tranexamic acid and sent to gynaecology where they cauterised the area and kept me in for observation, as well as giving me antibiotics. The doctors told me the bleeding could have been from over exertion and possibly also an infection that had been living there. I am now under instructions to let the wound heal for another 4-6 weeks and this time I WILL take it easy. I must admit, I am pretty scared about haemorrhaging again and am being very, very careful, which is difficult as I am usually such an active person.

I wanted to share my story with you ladies, to ensure that nobody else makes the same mistakes as me. You really do have to let your cervix heal for the full 4-6 weeks. Listen to your body, if there are any strange odours or increased bleeding and cramps, it could be a sign that something is wrong and you should seek medical advice asap. 

On a positive note, my lab results show that all CIN 2&3 cells have been cleanly removed and I will just need to go for a check up in six months.

CIN 2&3 cells removed successfully through LLETZ in September 2020. 

Haemorrhaged 3 weeks after LLETZ

Will have check up in 6 months time

HockeyMilk

Thanks for imparting your story with us. You're such a courageous person. Have the speediest of recoveries and God speed!

 

Southofthelake
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Glad to hear that you are doing better now after your haemorrhaging has been addressed. 

I also concur, rest is vital to getting better. 

October 2019 - smear test

November 2019 - results back; hpv with severe dyskaryosis, colposcopy organised.

November 2019 - colposcopy, biopsied - confirmed abnormal cells

December 2019 - lletz done

Jan 2020 - confirmed cancer

Feb - confirmed stage 2b CC (updated info, staging changed to stage 3 invlving lymph nodes)

Treatment start March - 28 external radio/5 chemo/4 brachy

April 25th - finished brachy

July 2020 - MRI

Aug - confirmed cancer in lymph node

Sept 2020 - lymphadenectomy (unsuccessful)

Nov 2020 - PET scan - confirmed metastatic cancer -cyberknife denied - chemo only option

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