Seeking Advice on a Procedure

Updated on June 04, 2008
G.E. asks from San Antonio, TX
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My name is Gaby,6 months ago I has a leep procedure done. I had cervical cancer stage 3. Since then I haven't been myself. I have strong headaches,dizziness,miss periods.My whole body is not the same.The doctor said I shouldn't have any problems, but I'm having alot of problems. Sometimes I just cry for nothing.Is anyone out there that had the same procedure done? A leep procedure is a laser surgical is done.I need help if is the procedure that's making me feel this way.

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C.W.

answers from Austin on

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K.B.

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I had this procedure done 12 yrs ago at the same stage as you and I do remembered missing my periods for a little while but then came back normal. Probably what you are experiencing is a bit a depression. The word cancer is pretty scary. Is not something we want to hear. At the time I was in the military and I really didn't have time to worry myself to death or feel sorry for myself. Not trying to be rude or anything, but I do have a few suggestions; try to see a psychiatrist, preferrably female, explain who you feel. She could prescribe something to balance your system. Try to get involve with something you really like or feel passionate about. Tell your family and friends how you feel, nothing like having a support group. And last but not least(I should said this first), pray to God for encouragement, strength, and wisdom. There's nothing He can't take care of. Good luck and God bless you.

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W.R.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi G.,
Sorry to hear you are having so many post surgery complications. Doctors don't know everything!!! And they certainly don't know how your body is going to react to surgery! However you can take control of the situation yourself. I'm sure your body is just way out of whack due to whatever was done to it during surgery, but you can get it back to working normal again. I have been in nutrition over 30 years and I have been drinking the mangosteen juice for about 3 years now. It's only been on the market for 5. Anyways, this juice has gotten me off of all my hormone pills, regulated my organs to function properly, and keeps inflammation at bay (which btw causes all disease, especially cancer). I could go on and on, but what I can tell you about it is just this....IT WORKS!!! There is only one company that makes it from the whole fruit puree and that is XANGO! I hightly recommend that you give it a try. It's not an overnight miracle worker, it will take about 1-3 months to get your body regulated, but without any drugs that cause more damage! Visit my website, explore all the tabs, listen to the audios, you will be impressed, then order the juice and get started feeling better. You have nothing to lose except the problems you are experiencing now!

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I.M.

answers from Houston on

It also strikes me weird that he only did a leep procedure, although i know there could be different levels of leep. I got one done but only for pre cancerous lesions as well. I didn't experience any problems at all. Do they usually leave your cervix when you have cancer and just do a leep procedure? Not that i know how many kids you want, but did they give you that option? Something is wrong... even if it has nothing to do with your procedure. Take care of yourself.
I.

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T.F.

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hi gaby. :) i also had this procedure. i was preg with my third chid and didnt know. id been on the birth control shot headed for the second round when the dr phoned me to say they had been trying to contact me by phone for a long while to tell me that during my initial visit for the birth control, the pap i had recieved showed abnormal cells. dysplasia was what it was. caused by hpv. (human papillomo virus) sp... so i went to a sonogram the next day..i was in my fourth month.the first examination i had was to soon to show positive preg. then we discussed the leep. i had it done at 4 mo preg.. and again at 6 mo and again at 8mo. it was stage 3 each time. i was terrified. i was faced with the reality of cancer at twenty two yrs old. eventually the dr. suggested a hysterectomy. i did my homework and then had no other option but to have it done. they removed my cervix and uterus and left my ovaries. no more periods, but no menopause. i did have the crying spells after the leeps. i was just so stressed out and felt guilt about the possibility of not being here for my kids. i was tired alot because i would lie awake at night and think. i would spend xtra time w my girls hoping it would make up for time i may not have later. just the normal thought process for those of us who have gone through the uncertainty. i did have irreg periods too. mayb your extremly stressed about it all. perhaps the depression thing has set in. its not a forever feeling sweetie. it does get easier. this is all so fresh for you. im very sorry you are having to worry. talk to your dr about a mild anti depressant. i take lexapro daily and have for 7 yrs. sure id love to not have to have it but if it takes just a small pill to help me along ill do it. the idea of others about getting a second opionion is great too. if you need to vent or have any other questions for me feel free to email me at [email protected]____.com or [email protected]____.com wish you the best, and hope you get to feeling better really soon. praying for you and remember to take time for yourself. you are so lucky to have a husband you can lean on.:)what a special gift that we all deserve.

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S.H.

answers from Austin on

hi Gaby,
have you had hormone levels checked?
there's a natural (safe) way to balance them,
peace,
S.

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H.P.

answers from Norfolk on

I had a leep done and I expeirienced similar to what you're talking about. A lot of it was emotional and psychological. I was 19 when I had it done, and all these doctors were telling me I was dirty and that I was a slut. Come to find out it was the birth control causing the cancer (CIN3 as well). My boyfriend at the time was less than supportive. So in all I felt very alone, and because of the closed minded doctors I felt dirty, like no one would ever want me again. And that took a huge toll. And on top of all that, you're in pain. I don't care how much they tell you it won't hurt. It doesn't hurt the doc is what they mean. There is still a lot of cramping and discomfort. If it doesn't get any better I would go and see a shrink and talk out some of the issues. I think they should offer it when they do the procedure. Hope this helps some. Best of luck.

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H.F.

answers from San Angelo on

Get to the doctor. If you had cervical cancer at one point, the leep should not have anything to do with the headaches or the missed periods or the dizziness. The cancer could have spread however, so you need to get to the Dr ASAP and have some bloodwork done. God Bless you.

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E.M.

answers from Austin on

dear G. e:
i don't know anything about that specific procedure, but i just wanted to urge you to listen to your body. if you are having problems, you are having problems...don't back down to your doctor about this. you deserve to feel good, and if you're not, then there should be a solution. you just have to find it. please insist that your doctor listen to you, and that he/she does something, and if he/she is not willing to go there, then seek help elsewhere. get a second opinion. do something! and i will be praying for you!!! don't forget...YOU know your body better than any doctor--YOU are the specialist when it comes to how you are feeling.
god bless you in your quest for feeling good!
E. p.

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P.M.

answers from Houston on

Please go to another Doctor. This should not be happening to you. It sounds like the Doctor you are seeing is not taking this seriously enough. Let us know how things turn out for you.

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S.J.

answers from San Antonio on

It sounds like your body is going through some emotional or psychological stress. You may need to contact a psychologist or talk to a therapist to get that under control. Talk to your doctor!

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C.B.

answers from Houston on

I had the procedure done years ago... maybe 12? Anyway, I never experienced any of the problems you are describing. Could something else be wrong? I would call your doctor asap. I'll keep you in my prayers!!

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L.B.

answers from Killeen on

As a 4 year cancer survivor myself I know that anything that concerns you with your health should be discussed with your doctor. If your doctor won't do his/her best to treat the problem, find another doctor. After any cancer procedure, your body will go through changes but those changes should still be discussed with your physician. I wish I would have listened to my family sooner when they wanted me to seek a second opinion and maybe I wouldn't have gone through all the pain I went through. I finally found another doctor and he found the problem and treated it. I feel great now.

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V.B.

answers from Miami on

Hi G.,

I had a leep procedure done several years ago, but only had some pre-cancerous legions, so I did not have any actual cancer. I haven't had any problems since then, so if you're having these issues, I would follow up with your doctor or get a second opinion. With stage 3 cancer, you don't want to take any chances that something got missed. I wish you the best and hope that you are able to get some help to determine what else might be going on.

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