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Hi, I had a LEEP procedure done in 2005 for this as well. When I got pregnant with my first son in 2007 I was really nervous about having an incompetent cervix due to the LEEP so I had a vaginal ultrasound at 13 weeks to make sure things looked ok. My cervix was completely normal throughout that pregnancy so I didn't even worry about it with my second.
I don't think it's a high percentage of women who have issues after having the procedure done but I think waiting a year or two helps. Once you get pregnant again be sure to discuss it with your current midwife or OB too. Hopefully you won't have any issues either!
I had a leep in 2005 and got pregnant 3 months later. My cervix was short at my 20 week u/s (only 2.3 cm) and he was born 5 weeks early. Because of this, my doc has scheduled biweekly u/s to check my cervical length. It hasn't been a huge issue (Dean was born at 39w5d) but it's something they're aware of and monitoring.
Ah, I see you are anti-vax. No offense meant at all. This just sucks and I wish they had it when I was young.
I am not anti-vax, we are just choosing not to vax. The Gardisil has a lot of bad reactions and deaths in teenage girls, and a lot of speculation on how long the vax is good for (girls get it around 10 or 11 years old). A lot of the original developers on the vax have spoken out against it.
As far as the LEEP and future pregnancy, the advice given was very good. Just keep on top of it with your OB or MW and have regular checks of your cervix.
I have had HPV/dysplasia since early 2006. From 2006-2009 it went from ASCUS, to low grade, then back down to ASCUS. I've had biopsies performed a few times but nothing worrisome has come back so far. I'm pretty surprised it's hung on this long.
I was told it would clear out on its own after I delivered DS but that did not happen. My gyno at the time suggested LEEP because of how long I've dealt with this - but only if I didn't want more children. She said the chance of fertility being affected or cervical incompetence is small but she didn't think it was worth risking either if we weren't done. I will just continue with PAPs and colposcopies every 6 months until we do decide that we're finished, as long as it's monitored well there doesn't seem to be a reason in my case to have the procedure.
In regards to the immunization issue, even after going through this I still won't have my daughter (if we have one) vax'd for HPV until more studies are done.
I hope it goes well for you and that you heal quickly!