Went for my screening 4 weeks ago and then found out I was very early pregnant after trying for 3 years and having 2 miscarriages so you can see my sadness when I got my test results saying I’ve got high grade Dyskaryosis cells and need a further test I’m terrified as I’ve already had spotting (light brown) and don’t want to have another miscarriage could this bleeding be from my cells on my cervix?
Hi louise ... so sorry about this difficult time .. im just answering to send your thread back to the begining ... as the nurses may get this, even though they do mainly Monday to fri ... but I know they do sometimes answer at week ends ... keeping everything crossed for you ... big virtual hug ❤
Hello Glouise and thanks for your post
Many women are understandably concerned when they have an abnormal smear test result. It’s not that unusual to have some light spotting in early pregnancy. I can appreciate that being pregnant and the worry of miscarriage because of your past experiences may add to this worry. I hope that the following information is helpful.
A pregnant woman referred with high grade changes will have a colposcopy assessment at the hospital. If the cells are more abnormal (CIN 2 or 3), your doctor may ask you to have another colposcopy when you are about 6 months pregnant to keep an eye on them. The abnormal cells are not likely to change much over the time of your pregnancy. I hope that it is reassuring for you to know that a colposcopy examination does not cause any risk to the pregnancy. The staff at the colposcopy unit will advise you further on how you will be managed.
As you may know cervical screening is done to check and detect abnormal changes on the cells of the cervix. It is done so these abnormal changes can be monitored or treated at an early stage. There is a risk that high grade abnormal changes if not treated can develop into cancer in some, but not all women.
The majority of abnormal cell changes on the cervix detected by cervical screening are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is a common infection and it is estimated that most people who are sexually active will get HPV at some stage in their lives. Most people will have no symptoms and their immune system will clear it up in a year or two without them ever knowing they had it. It is not possible to tell when a person got HPV or how long they have had it. Abnormal cells cause by HPV can go back to normal if a person’s immune system clears HPV. You can read more about HPV here.
We have some useful information about abnormal cervical cells in pregnancy which you can read about here.
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