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September 30th, 2006, 12:07 AM
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My doctors office just called me this past Thursday to say that my pap came back abnormal and they scheduled me to come in for a "colposcopy" on Tuesday.
Have any of you ever experienced this? What was the result? What could be wrong with me?
I have regular annual GYN appts every year. I have never had an abnormal pap. And I have had 2 healthy pregnancies?
Any insight any of you can give me would be great...at this point I am driving myself crazy worrying
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September 30th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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You might want to check out the "cervical dysplasia" post below.

Best of luck to you
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September 30th, 2006, 01:32 PM
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When I was pregnant and after I had my baby my pap's came back abnromal as well and my doctor told me it could be cancer so she ended up doing a biposy which HURT but it came back fine.

My doctor said I was perfectly healthy but she told me to come get a pap every 3 months to be on the safe side.
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October 2nd, 2006, 06:51 AM
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Abnormal paps come back all the time. Most of the time they are nothing to be worried about. My roomate in college had one and I've heard a few gals on the TTC boards that have had them. From what I understand you can wait a few months and have another pap done or you can go in for further investigations. My roomate went back in and they (sorry here) scraped some skin with a wire type brush. It sounds terrible and I think she did say it hurt. But when she got the new results back everything was fine. She did go back 6 months after for another pap.
The abnormal paps can just be nothing. Tons of ((hugs)).
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October 2nd, 2006, 06:06 PM
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A colposcopy is a closer examination of the cervixs. The doctor will put on a "wash" which you might feel a little tingling in order to see areas of "trouble". Usually then, a biopsy of those trouble areas will be taken and examined to see what they are.

I have had all abnormal paps and it is because i have high risk HPV which is the main cause of abnormal paps. My biopsy results came back perfect -- no dysplasia. Just inflammation.

The biopsy itself didnt hurt me -- i didnt feel a thing. Everyone is different though.
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