So my Drs office called earlier and said they had gotten the results of my last pap they received from my other obgyn since I had one in February and they want to do further testing. I know I have bad cells on my cervix, I have had it for about a year now and based on what the dr said last time I had mine things were looking better than before and it was clearing itself up. I'm really nervous about this because i never had to deal with this with my son. I feel ashamed a little but it's the hpv virus that cause the bad cells and the dr told me it's a lot more common than I think and a lot of women have it in one form or another and it usually clears itself up. We also caught it very early. Anyways I was wondering if any other ladies are dealing with a pregnancy and bad cervical cells. I never thought about it but now I'm scared it's going to effect the baby even though my dr told me in the beginning it wouldn't effect any future pregnancies. I can't help but worry about it. I was due for another colcoscopy with my last ob but he doesn't do it when your pregnant and I'm wondering if this is the further testing this dr is talking about? Any advise, stories, support would he great. Thanks ladies
Maybe this will put your mind at ease. While I won't tell you not to worry (I mean we're Mommy's we're gonna worry no matter what!) it seems from what the article says and from what I learned in my nursing classes that HPV while pregnant *shouldn't* be a problem. I don't have any personal experience or advice to give you. Just wanted to offer some support
It's pretty common for a new OB to run tests again just to make sure everything is OK. I wouldn't worry too much, I had a pap come back abnormal (I wasn't pregnant, though) and I had to have a biopsy... everything turned out to be OK. I'm sure everything is fine, they just want to make sure. KUP and good luck!
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I have not had this condition while pg but just wanted to let you know I had the same thing about 15 years ago, 2 HPV-related abnormal paps. I ended up having cryotherapy on the cervix to remove the abnormal cells, and since then I have had all normal paps & all normal everything.
The only issue it caused with my first pg was that it left a little bit of scar tissue on the cervix, which caused the cervix to be unable to dilate at first, so they had to "open it up" (not much fun) after I went into labor. Other than that, though, I have had no problems, 2 completely normal pregnancies, no big deal. Just wanted to let you know that it's probably not something you will need to worry about in the future.
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