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cutie
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I was wondering if Lymies have a higher incidence of cervical dysplasia than normal people.

I had an abnormal pap smear that tested postive for HPV - a virus. Usually your body will kill the virus on it's own but some strains of HPV go on to cause cervical cancer.

They did a biopsy and today put some kind of acid on my cervix to kill off the bad cells and promote new growth.

Anyone have this before?

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Jellybelly
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Me, no HPV though. Mom had it to the point of seriously precancerous, needed hysterectomy.
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Yes, I had it 15 years ago and no further problems so far after having cryosurgery to remove the abnormal cells.

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I did--about 15 years ago, a few years into (unrecognized) Lyme infection. Never connected the two!

Yes, mine was caused by HPV, had the spot burned out. When he was doing the biopsy, it hurt bad. I passed out when they tilted the table back up.

I always thought it was stress from the pain, but now I wonder if it wasn't a positional hypotension experience.

That doctor was a b******, but I've never had it come back.

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Thanks for the replies! It's so nice to hear that once you had it treated it didn't come back. Thank Goodness, I don't feel like I an deal with any more health issues right now.

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I have had cervical dysplasia as well.

After an annual exam about 10 years ago, my pap results showed that the cells were at Grade 3, which I think I remember are the highest precancerous cells before turning into cancer.

Funny thing... the previous years pap was normal. How did the cells change so much in one year?

I had the cryosurgery done in '97 and have had normal results since.

After years of strange symptoms and mis-diagnoses,
last fall I was finally diagnosed with late, chronic neuro lyme and coinfections.

Very interesting... Never even thought to connect the two.

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Yep, me too. I was sure there was a connection from the beginning. I had just figured out I had lyme, a positive ELISA and low iron levels a few months before the bad PAP.

After the GYN offered slice and dice and a fix I roamed around and discovered that folic acid deficiency can cause CD. Folic acid is needed for normal DNA replication. This is why higher levels are recommended for pregnant woman.

I self medicated for about 6 weeks before my re-test and all was nornal and remains so. I take I higher than normnl level of folic acid. My iron levels have come up too.

The sites I bookmarked in 2000 are all gone now, but treatment with a much higher level of folic acid for a couple of months before a re-PAP frequently causes the bad cells to disapeer and cervical health to return to normal. The info I found suggested this is a treatment in Europe.

My current llmd has discovered that I had trouble absorbing nutrients. I have read recently that some people, for whatever reason need much more folic acid than 400 IU. There are new studies that are point to folic acid as anti-cancer.

Lyme, beng a chronic infection, runs so many nutrients out of our bodies.

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Yep. The lyme sure did lower my immune system.
Had to have a leep in 94.
Never had an abnormal pap since.

But I think alot of recent research for the cause is HPV.

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I had it too

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cutie
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My gyno said your immune system usually fights off the virus (hpv). I guess my immune system is just trashed right now with the Lyme?

Lisa

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Me too, had a cone biopsy and normal paps for 24 yrs since. Not sure if I had Lyme then.

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I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice but only my personal experience and opinion.

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