Trying my hardest to make this short, sorry if it isn't!! I'm 45, have 4 children and had my first pap after many years in April. It came back positive HPV and had low grade dysplasia so I was scheduled for a colposcopy. There were three lesions and all came back CINIII, so I was then scheduled for LEEP. At my 2 week follow-up I was told that the margins were not clear on one, but she said she burnt several layers of cells so maybe she did in fact get it all. If not, I'd have another LEEP, or something else, depending. I was scheduled to come back in 4 weeks - at which time I assumed I'd be getting some type of procedure done, but I didn't, it was just an internal exam. During this exam, the doctor said that if the next pap comes back with cell dysplasia she would have to do a hysterectomy because where was nothing left of my cervix to take. She said I was to come back in 6 weeks for another colposcopy, pap, and possible biopsy. I was somewhat shocked by her comment about the hysterectomy and then asked why we were waiting another 6 weeks. I don't completely remember her answer, but it was something like - that's just what we do, you get a pap 3 months after a LEEP. My question is WHY??? If the margins weren't clear, why in the world are we waiting a full three months to test again?