Post # 1
I am 12 weeks pregnant and my gynecologist just called me to tell me that my pap was abnormal and that I have Low grade dysplasia. I was reading articles online and I am scared. I am more concern because my Dr told me I will have to wait to get a Colposcopy done since I am pregnant and I will have to wait until I have the baby. I am scared that by waiting 5 more months the low grade dysplasia will advance. Does anyone have any advice? 🙁
Post # 3
No advice, but (((HUGS AND PRAYERS)) Hope it all works out. Keep us posted!
Post # 4
By low grade dysplasia do you just mean abnormal pre-cancer cells? Or is your Dr actually thinking it could be somethng more serious?
Most women have pre-cancer cells in uteru somewhere. I have some. I was warned if i let them sit for a very long time they COULD turn cancerous. It just means some careful monitoring. They actually foudn mine by doing a laproscopy, cutting into my uterus, and scraping tissue away. Which is essentially what a colpopscopy’s end result is.
Just because you have them isn’t necsesarily a reason to fret. Is there another way they could sample your tissue while you are pregnant? Are you sure it’s not a strange tissue thing due to the fetus? Is there any way they could do a deeper vaginal scraping to look into them a little more? I’m not sure, but I *think* (and i have no idea) that once the baby gets bigger, they might be able to take a very light tissue sample (like a swab?) off a portion of the uterus that is nowhere near the baby. I have no idea if that could trigger a response from your body or if a swab from your uterus is even helpful.
Anyways, good luck, I’m sorry you have bad news from your doc!
Post # 5
No advice from me but lots of prayers and love for you and your unborn baby. I really do hope it doesn’t turn out to be what the doctor is predicting. Please update us as you move along your pregnancy.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry to hear this. I’ve had that procedure done twice to be cautious. Try to not freak out because you’re pregnant and the stress is NOT what you need. I’m hoping you can continue to speak w/your OB/GYN about your concerns. Ask her every single question to help give you peace of mind. And maybe write your questons down beforehand so you don’t forget. Hang in there, kiddo.
Post # 6
<<hugs>> I don’t know anything about this but I hope everything works out ok!
Post # 7
I agree with ejs4y8, I work on a college campus and this is VERY common just not commonly spoken about. Ask your gyno to talk to you about this more and she will be able to give you the stats. You should be more than fine, just stay emotinoally healthy for this baby! (If you worry about this too much it can hurt your immune system and you can get sick easier.)
Good luck, I’m sure everything will be fine!
Post # 8
First of all, (((HUGS))) to you. As difficult as I know it is, you can’t stress.
I had low-grade dysplasia, as well. My gyno said it could be caused by a number of things, and doesn’t usually turn into a major problem. Low-grade generally means that the abnormal cells are on the top layer of the membrane. My abnormal cells were removed and I have not had abnormal cells since. I also know people who have had to have cryo surgery, and they have not had any abnormalities since either. It is possible that your pregnancy has caused abnormal cells.
Don’t read too much online. As educational as some things might be, there are also unreliable sources out there that will simply scare the bejesus out of you. Is there anyone that you could talk to about this, like your doctor’s nurse?
I will keep you and the baby in my prayers!
Post # 9
Last year my smear test came back with severe <span style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px;”>dysplasia, I had a coloscopy and am totally clear now. Even with a severe grade this is still only a chance that left long enough they could turn into cancer cells. In the uk if you have mild grade they leave them and repeat the smear in 6 months as they can return to normal on their own, so I really do think you’ll be fine to wait til after the birth. Try not to worry and enjoy your pregnancy. Congratulations on the pregnancy by the way.
Post # 10
The only thing that I can offer, other than massive HUGS and PRAYERS, is this advice: listen to your doctor and ask lots of questions. They are the professionals, and they should shoot you straight. Try to not freak out about it until you get some straight answers from them…We’ll be sure to keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
Post # 11
I’m sorry you are dealing with this. (((hugs))). How quickly will LGD advance? I, admittedly, don’t know a lot about this, but more than likely it’s not going to be something that NEEDS to be treated until after baby comes right? I would ask your doctor that question specifically.