I will keep it short and simple. I have normal Pap smear results that are positive for hpv 16- this has been on and off for the past four years. The paps are always “normal” but because of the hpv 16 it always results in me getting a colposcopy. They were always negative until last year. Last year even though my Pap smear was normal- abnormal areas were seen on colposcopy and biopsied- turns out it was cin 1 and was told to just come back in a year. This year, same result- normal pap with +hpv 16. This time on colposcopy not one but two abnormal areas were seen and biopsied (as well as the cervical canal both times)
Anyway, since this is ongoing and may have progressed, I am aware that LEEP or even possibly cone biopsy may be in my future.
I currently use the Nexplanon as contraception and I love it. One of the main reasons I love it is I do not get a single period with it. I am having an irrational fear that I cannot use Nexplanon if I need a LEEP. The nurse practioner and several people at the office told me that it’s fine and has nothing to do with it- but I’m still
Scared because they aren’t the ones who would be doing the LEEP. One of the reasons this scares me is I’ve been reading online that the possibility of developing cervical stenosis may increase if you are on a progestin only method or not getting periods. I personally am not too worried about that as I don’t plan on having kids AND I plan on using Nexplanon until menopause if possible, but I am so nervous that someone’s going to suggest that Nexplanon is contraindicated in people needing leep or cone. Even though my own NP told me no I am still having these fears. Can anyone help!