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  • I am 20 years old, and have been following up on abnormal paps for three years now. I have had three colposcopies in that time, with a consistent diagnosis of CIN II each time. Just today, I received my third colpo and, after examining me under the microscope, my doctor informed me that it had become "quite extensive." The abnormal cells have now spread to the entire circumference of my cervix.

    I feel terribly frustrated, because I pushed the idea of going ahead with a LEEP this time last year when the virus seemed to be acting up. My mother and doctor both convinced me that it would not be necessary. But- two years ago, I had jumped two stages (from nothing to CIN II) in three months time, and from my doctor^s explanation today I^m terrified that it has transgressed into cancer.

    I realize that if my biopsy comes back as CIN III I will be given a LEEP. This is what I^m hoping for. However, if it^s worse... I want children terribly. More than anything. Not now, of course. But I would be devastated to have that privilege taken from me. If any of you know anything about surgery options that permit pregnancy, please e-mail me at

    Best of luck to all of you.
  • 01-18 -2012
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