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I'm new to this site but can I say how great I think it is to have some sort of support network. Going thorugh the stress and trauma of CIN, cervical cancer and treatment is a life-changing experience.
I had treatment for CIN 2 in 2001 and have since had clear smear tests. This year, the results have come back with mild borderline change, which my gynecologist says is probably due to inflammation. Needless to say, I was devasted and I'm convinced it is due to HPV. When I had my first abnormal smear in 2001, the result was exactly the same - mild, borderline etc. 6 months later, it was already CIN2.
My gynecologist wanted me to come back in 1 year for a repeat smear, which I found totally unacceptable. He has now agreed to do it in 6 months time, but only because I was anxious. He is also against HPV tests, and said my main danger was being overtreated and therefore having my fertility effected, which is a major concern for me, as I am desperate to have children.
I'm trying to figure out whether it's worth having an HPV test? I thought the HPV I had four years ago would be cleared from my body by the cone biopsy. I have been with my partner for 10 years and we are in a comitted relationship, so I don't understand how I could have been re-infected? I am also concerned that in 6 months time, the condition may have got much worse and will need more radical treatment than it would if it was to be treated now or in the next 3 months, instead of 6. Should I just get on with getting pregnant now? I am so worried that the chance to have a family will be taken away from me.
My gynecologist is an expert in this field and he seems to think there is every chance this 'inflammation' will clear up on its own without treatment. I am not convinced though, particularly with my history of CIN.
Has anyone else had recurring CIN? How many treatments will they give you before suggesting a hysterectomy?
I am so worried and can't think of anything else at the moment. On top of that, I have just lost my job and have had to move back home because of money worries, so feeling utterly depressed.
Can anyone share any similar experieneces? Thanks!! Sarahxx
Sarah Williams - had cone biopsy in 2001 for CIN2