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22/01/2013 at 18:38
So I had one done today, it's 7months since giving birth naturally with a few stitches (sorry tmi), when the lady examined me she had a concerned tone to her voice, asked me when the last one was (3years exactly almost) and said that my cervix looked sore and red. Now I'm kind of worrying, she just said at the end wait to see what the results say :-/
has anyone else had one soon after giving birth and its been 'different' I don't want to worry over nothing but she didn't sound too convincing :-(
any advice appreciated ladies x
so I got my results back this morning and they wasn't good. It says I have high grade dyskaryosis, basically I think it means severe changes to my cells. To say I'm frightened would be an understatement. I have to have a colposcopy within two weeks. I'm not scared of the proceedure. I just want to be ok for my little boys.
Anyone had similar experience? I appreciate how common abnormal cells can be but severe changes is what frightens me x
22/01/2013 at 18:57
Not quite the same but I was told to wait for 6 months for a smear after giving birth to let everything get back to normal as it can lead to abnormal results. Maybe you are just getting stack to normal still
22/01/2013 at 19:32
Oh ok thanks PB I'm hoping that's the case
22/01/2013 at 21:09
I had one 6 weeks after birth and all was fine, was never told i had to wait. Fx its nothing x
31/01/2013 at 11:07
31/01/2013 at 11:16
Oh Lauren lovely, can you call your doctors and ask for more information on the results and what happens with the colop-whatsit?
31/01/2013 at 11:21
Fingers crossed its just due to giving birth, I'm sure our body's all react differently. Try and get the test done ASAP so to not keep it hanging over you x
31/01/2013 at 11:24
Lauren, I had 'severe changes' at my last smear and had a colposcopy a few weeks later. At my appointment, the doctor told me that all seemed 'ok'. I had to get a small area of cells removed and then had two biopsy samples taken. She said the likelihood was that my 'sample' had been taken from the area of cells that needed removed and had flagged the servere changes. I've since had my biopsy samples back and everything was fine. I'm on 6 month tests to monitor.
31/01/2013 at 11:26
Il explain a bit better, basically it says that it's unlikely I have cancer but the cell changes are probably too severe to change back to normal on their own, this can sometimes happen. I will need the cells to be removed by the colposcopy and then a course of antibiotics to prevent any infection. Il then need another colposcopy after to make sure they have been removed.
Hopefully it's just prevention and nothing has progressed into anything sinister..
31/01/2013 at 11:28
Ah thanks missdeedee, I hope this is the same for me too, glad everything was ok x
No experience at all darling but I really hope that the appointment comes through quickly and the outcome is positive xxx
31/01/2013 at 11:36
Thank you munchkin x
31/01/2013 at 12:00
I've had similar. It's horrid, but this is why regular smears are soooooo important. You're in the system and they are pretty swift in dealing with these cases.
More on dyskaryosis here http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cervical-screening-test/Pages/Results.aspx they sometimes grade cervical cell changes as CIN 1, 2, and 3 but they mean the same thing. I had severe dyskaryosis/CIN3.Your colposcopy will allow the consultant to take a closer look at the affected area, they'll take a biopsy and will treat you then and there if they can. I had too much to be removed so had to have a loop biopsy under GA. It was a scary time but I was absolutely fine, no side effects and I had my youngest C the following July, about 18 months later. I have 6 monthly smears now too and *touch wood* no more worries.
31/01/2013 at 12:04
Ah thanks sshh. Although it sounds like you was in one of the more severe cases and had to had a GA, still a positive outcome. I worry about the future too much, I have to deal with the now as there is nothing I can do about it apart from go with what the doctors say. I'm glad yours is still all ok. Thanks for sharin. Actually can I just ask, did you have any other symptoms? They mention the bleeding and different discharg,e, painful sex etc
31/01/2013 at 12:21
Ive heard this alot after having babies. I hope the outcome is positive for you but can understand how worried you will be. x
31/01/2013 at 12:26
Lauren - please try not to worry. I had this at my last smear. S was also 7 months old when i had it done. I got the severe changes letter and had to have a colscopy, they did the loo diathermy and sent the results for biopsy. I then had to wait four weeks for results, and the results said i had to go and have another colscopy to remove more cells. I was pooping myself, convinced i wouldn't see the children grow up. After my 2nd colscopy i have been put on 6 monthly smears and fingers crossed that's it, and they have removed all the bad stuff.
Good luck, and i hope the outcome for you is similar to mine.
31/01/2013 at 12:36
No other symptoms beforehand really. I just didn't feel quite right 'down there'. Post treatment I had discharge for 4-6 weeks, but no other ill effects. I was expecting much worse. When I was expecting C I mentioned my treatment to the MW as I thought I might need a stitch or something and she said it was incredibly common, wrote it on my notes and it was never mentioned again.
It was in the midst of the Jade Goody effect and I'd put my smear off for a good couple of months after I'd had the reminder letters because I was too busy. When all that was in the news I made time and now I always will. I shall always be thankful to her for that
31/01/2013 at 13:35
Thanks for sharing your experience chids, I hope I have the same outcome too. I do feel much enter now I've spoken to you lot, thanks again xx
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