Three years ago, I had a loop diathermy to remove some pre cancerous cells. Things have never been the same since. It's like my cervix never recovered. Every time I have sex I feel tense, and nervous, and it'spainful. It's like I can feel my cervix, all the time, when I sit down for long periods it feels uncomfortable. The other weird thing is that I feel tense and anxious all the time, and absolutely exhausted ever since, it happened. I work part time, and then all the rest of the time i just spend lyng down,
After it happened I lost faith in conventional medicine. I couldn't go back to the doctor because they were the ones that had caused the problem. I started doing yoga, every day, because I thought if it could relax all the tension in my body, then it would help me heal. It's helped but it's painful during sex. I'm really worried that I am going to be infertile now. I never heard of this happening to anyone before. What can I do?
I had a loop diathermy not long ago. When I got the ok to have sex again, I found it incredibly uncomfortable and I was really tense.
Worst of all, when he went down on me, I freaked out. BIG style. It scared him too cos he thought he hurt me.
We talked about it, and we're working through it. Just being more gentle and touchy-feely generally. Like learning to trust him again, but I know it's not his fault, but that of the doctors - nothing wrong until they decided to take a chunk out.
I came across your posts when I was looking for some information on the internet. I had a loop diathermy done just over 6 weeks and as advised I didn't have sex for 6 weeks but now when my partner and I have sex I find it quite uncomfortable and I tense up alot which makes it more uncomfortable. My boyfriend is really understanding but I'm freaked out that it will never get better and I am going to feel like this all the time. Just wondered if there is any advice and whether it's quite common with people.
I will have this done for the second time next week. First time they put me to sleep bit this time I will be awake!!! Local in my cervix not looking forward to it. I have had a baby since the last treatment. Sex was fine after just took things slow. Just hope it goes as well this time. Allie.
I had it done with a local anasthetic and felt absolutely fine after a couple of weeks. I think I was lucky in that I have had severe cancer before (ok so that bit wasn't lucky!) so I have had quite a bit of counselling help. I wonder if the very real physical symptoms you feel are not because there is a biological problem but because you have had invasive treatment of a very private area? In a slightly similar way to women that are abused or raped, it negatively affects any sort of healthy sexual contact. I would strongly suggest talking to someone who understands and can help - as a couple if you can! Very very good luck to you all. God bless.
I was reading all these stuff and I got terrified. My OBNG found out that I have cervitis and he is convinsed that I got it from my partner. He was my only partner and it was the first time I had sex. I went through several sessions of cervical tushee ( cauterize with albothyl was applied several times). My OBNG suggested that I have a loop diathermie , but I am scared doing it. I didnt had sex for more than year and a half and still I have frequent vaginal discharge which is without odor. Sometimes I do please myself,,,, is that dangerous for my sensitive cervical... ( I am 20 yrs old, please help as I cant talk to anybody!!!!!!)
You poor thing! You sound terrified. But really I promise there is no need to be. Frequent vaginal discharge is normal - it's a way of your body cleaning itself. At first I was really worried because I had to use panty liners about half of the month but then I found out it was really common. Infact it would be strange if you didn't have any! If it ever smells though you might have an infection so do get the Dr to check it out if that happens.
If a loop diathermy has been suggested by a hospital then do have it done. I had other treatment previously but this is the treatment that got rid of the problem once and for all. There is now no pain, I can have sex as normal and having a little 'me' time to please yourself really won't do you any harm - don't worry about that at all!
Hi....I've just had my treatment yesterday and feel quite scared and sad that i will never have a happy sex life again!!
I am also worried cause they said they have sent the cells off for tests and i will get the results in 6-8 weeks! could i have cancer or is this normal?
a worried twenty something....
The part sent for testing is to make sure all the abnormal cells have been removed. If the cells on the outer edges of the sample are normal, then it is all removed but if there are still some abnormal ones then it may mean you have to have a bit more treatment.
Hope this helps.
can i have sex after the diathermy done in past 6weeks?
i was told by my doc not to have sex for 6 weeks but he did told me not to have until he say yes to me. The problem now is he is not around until next month. Will sex hurt my cervic?
Hi there, just a quick question, has anyone had loop diathermy or treatment for CIN 3 or high grade abnormal cells for a second time? and if so how did it go?! I have to have treatment for a second time and am quite scared that this means I am likely to develope cervical cancer. If you have to have loop diathermy for the second time does this mean you will then have to have a hysterectomy if the abnormal cells return again? I'm confused?! thanks!x
Hiya, I had to have the treatment done three times,and I was very worried like yourself.The first time I had the treatment the results came back that I had a minute number of cancer cells that showed up in the bits they send away for examining! Needless to say I was terrified but the consultant assured me they had all been excised.However the following two check ups (every six months)showed up abnormal results from the smear tests so I had to have two more treatments. However,I'm glad to say that I've just had another six month check up and the smear test has come back as negative so all's well at last. I think they recommend having a hysterectomy if results continually come back as abnormal,however the treatment does seem to work,but it can take a few! Hope that helps put your mind at rest.Lifestyle change is also a must ie.give up smoking etc.
my husband and i were trying for a baby when they found my abnormal cells. i now have to have loop diathermy. does anyone know if they advise a time limit on having a baby. plus this will be my last baby so i'm hoping i could persuade them to let me fall pregnant then just give me a hystorectomy. does anyone have any advice??
Hi, I had tests done yesterday and im not sure what the test is called so im struggling to do any research on the procedure. I had cells taken from inside my cervix meaning they had to open up my cervix first then do a biopsy. Please help. Louise.
was that not the colposcapy with biopsy you had done.. i have had quite a few of them.. just got a letter today about going for the loop diathermy treatment.. am not worried.. so many people have these kinds of treatments.. they act on the side of caution which is good. two of my sisters have had similar treatment and they are all fine x
hi i just received my letter today confirming that i have CN1, the letter also says i need to have a loop diathermy under local anesthetic im a little worried about this treatment also what it is and what it does.The letter also says i should be driven home does the treatment hurt?it would be great if i could just get some advise thanx xx
Hi, had loop diathermy on the 28th April, it didn''t hurt as such, it''s just uncomfortable for a while, when the local anaesthetic was injected it just felt the same as when you visit the dentist to have a tooth out, just a small scratch. no after effects except small amount of weeping, not as bad as a period. A thin wire is used to remove the affected area which is sent off for tests to see if the abnormal cells have all gone. You will need to be driven home as my legs felt like jelly when i got up, but i think that''s just purely due to a strange thing happening to you. You need to do this it saves lives. Don''t worry you''ll be fine, just embarrassed like i was i expect. Hope this helps. Flo
hi i have had treatment four times now and after three years of all clear i have just got CIN 3 i have had three kids and am 30 and my husband sterilised can you opt to have a hysterectomy as i no longer have the faith and am sick of all of this! cheers