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    Long-term side effects from LEEP?

    Hey, new here!

    I have not been diagnosed with cancer, I just donít know where else I can go with this:

    I had a colposcopy and biopsy done that confirmed CIN 3 cells from a pap. I had my LEEP done under GA 7mo ago. My margins were positive but my first of hopefully only 2 follow-up colposcopies came back clear. So Iím not feeling too concerned about things, more curious.

    SO my menstrual cycle has never been the same. I now experience a painfully crampy week of spotting for about 5 days BEFORE my actual period starts. Iíve even started having the painful spotting around the time I should be ovulating too. Is this just a not-talked-about effect from LEEP procedure? Does anyone else experience this? Or maybe you have your own long-term side effects youíd like to share. I plan to mention it to my gyno but for now Iím just interested to find out if Iím the only one who has experienced this stuff.

    Thanks!

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    Hi there,

    I am sorry but I am afraid I do not have an answer for you. May I suggest you check with www.hystersisters.com
    They may be able to be of more assistance to you as yes we are for those with caner and their caregivers.
    Sorry I could not be of more assistance.
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

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    Thank you for the suggestion. I’m not sure if that is the place either, no hysterectomy. Just LEEP due to precancerous tissue on cervix. I’ll just wait to meet with my Dr.
    Thanks again for your time.

 

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