Has anyone heard of this term and know anyone that had it? Well I had a dr. app. last week and he told me to come back in 2 weeks to check my cervix to make sure it doesn't look weakened or something like that. Because I've had another abnormal pap. I'm kind of worried. My dr. says that he won't perform and biopsy though, just take a look at it through a microscope. Just wondering how serious dysplasia is and do you have to have an earlyC-section if you have it??
If you have cervical dysplasia while you are pregnant, it is important to notify all of your health care providers. Sometimes, cervical dysplasia can get worse during pregnancy because of the increase of hormones in your body. However, a large percentage of pregnant women who are diagnosed with cervical dysplasia will recover after pregnancy, without any treatment.
You will be monitored during your pregnancy for any increase in your cervical dysplasia. You will probably receive two colponoscopies, so your health care provider can view your cervical cells. Colponoscopy has no adverse affects on pregnancy. Even if your cervical dysplasia begins to advance, you will not receive treatment during pregnancy. This is because of the risk of preterm labor associated with cervical dysplasia treatment. If your cervical dysplasia has not disappeared after delivery, you can begin treatment.
Effects on Baby
Having cervical dysplasia when you are pregnant will have no adverse affects on your baby. It is perfectly safe to wait to receive treatment until after you have delivered. However, if it is determined that your cervical dysplasia has been caused by an infection, such as HIV or genital warts, it is important to receive treatment for these diseases right away. HIV and genital warts can be passed on to your newborn, causing serious complications. Your health care provider will provide screening tests to see if you have these diseases.
Good info...just wanted to add-- genital warts are alsoone form of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). You can also have HPV without the warts. Depends on the strand. When you doctor performs the colposcopy he will more than likely be looking for this too--which can also cause dysplasia. More than likely your dysplasia is caused by hormone changes and will go away after you have the baby.
My pap smear at the beginning of my pregnancy came back abnormal (i've had level 1 and 2 dysplasia in the past). The dr. did a colposcopy but no biopsy. He just wanted to see what if looked like. He told me not to worry about anything and that after I have the baby we'll do another colp. and decide if treatment is necessary after that. The concern with dysplasia is that it will turn into cervical cancer. There are 4 stages of dysplasia. He told me it moves very slow and once someone has HPV (the cause of most dysplasia) it can vary of the course of a year. For example, someone could go up to level 2 and by the time they go in for their annual exam it could be back to nothing and never even know that they had a flareup.
I think the only time c-section may be reccommended (but not even in all cases) is when someone has a flareup of visible, externalgenital warts. External genital warts wouldn't be referred to as dysplasia.