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So I was diagnosed with HPV 16 years ago and have had abnormal paps. Shortly after giving birth I had another pap and they decided I should have a colposcopy. The results showed cin 3. I was devastated. I was scheduled for a leep procedure. Today they called to tell me that I did not receive clear margins. She wants to see me in 4 months.
Although it’s not cancerous I’m afraid it will turn cancerous. I don’t want to wait 4 months.
I want to schedule another leep to get this thing out. I’m super nervous and devestated.



I totally understand you're fear. I did not have clear margins following my first lletz (diagnosed with stage 1A). My consultant advised that there is a Hugh likelihood off the remaining cells being removed with the electrical loop edges that burn the tissue to separate the cervix sample at lletz. I'm not sure if that makes sense. They advised waiting for 6 weeks before performing another to allow cervix to heal.  I had to have a repeat after 6 weeks to confirm staging. However while I was waiting on staging etc I was told these cells do not spread quickly and not to worry about the timescale for things. 
It might be worth calling the colposcopy clinic and asking for an appointment to discuss things again and try and get a slightly earlier appointment if you're really worried.


11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma and high grade CGIN;

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

29/8/19 Total Laproscopic hysterectomy with ovarian conservation.

26/9/19 pathology confirms NED:-)

10/3/20 1st follow up including vault smear. Biopsy of presumed granulation tissue.....Confirmed negative :)