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Abnormal Pap Smear

Has anyone had an abnormal Pap smear? I have a recheck on Monday and I'm scared to death. Any words of advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Thanks so much for your responses! I truly appreciated every one of them. I went for my recheck today and I have some pre-vancerous cells. I will find out what level in a week or so. Thank you all again!

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Hi A.,
A website I just learned about which has some basic info on HPV and cervical cancer (for anyone out there who is interested...) is www.tellher.com

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Yes, I think we all have at some point. Honestly, there is nothing you can do until they repeat it or follow up in some way. There is no point in worrying until there is something to worry about.

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A., My name is S.. I have had 3 abnormal paps in my life. Mine were nothing. Some mess up with the tests. So try not to be too scared. Im not saying they messed anything up. But all 3 of mine were mess ups in the tests!

S.

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Hi A.,

I know exactly what you are going through. I had an abnormal pap in 1999. They had me get a second pap, and it too came back abnormal. I was scheduled for a colposcopy which is a painless biopsy they do in the office. It's kind of like a pap, just takes a little longer. When that came back abnormal, they scheduled me for a LEEP. Because I am such a big bad chicken and baby (I am also an RN) I convinced my doc to do the LEEP in the OR rather than the office. After that, I had to have repeat paps every 6 months for a year or two, and now I am back to once a year. They have all been fine ever since the LEEP. I also have had 2 little girls since the LEEP. Try not to get too wigged out, yet. It may very well be a bad pap due to a bacterial infection that is easily treated with antibiotics. If it isn't, there are lots and lots of relatively easy options to consider to treat this. You are in my prayers. Let us know how your repeat pap goes.

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I have had several, the main thing is to try not to worry, mine were just nothing after the second one if it come back abnormal they will want to check your cells that was mainly uncomfortable. I pray yours is nothing at all like mine.

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I have had the same thing come back with my pap smears but usually it is nothing big. Just pray about it and it will be fine.

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Yes I have. It was a bactrial infection. Was given medicine and all was cleared up. No worries. Many times it only means the test was inclusive. And the lab needs another sample.
45 yr old Mom of four.

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I've had an abnormal pap smear, there's really nothing to be afraid of. It's alot more common than you think. My advice to you is to calm down, don't manifest something that's not there. We often think the worst and then the worst happens, maybe if you think the best the best will happen. I was diagnosed with HPV it's an infection that causes dysplasia and pre cancerous cells, it's VERY common and can easily be treated and the body self heals in many cases. If that's what you have you'll be fine, I am. Good luck!

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Doctors prefer to err on the side of caution. Age is on your side. Try not to worry until there's something to worry about, and if there's anything you don't understand, ask questions until you do. Sending up a prayer for you,
T.

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Hi A.,

Do not worry, I had an abnormal pap smear once, and it turned out to be nothing to be concerned about. In my case, it was when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. There are many reasons that paps' results are sometimes abnormal and usually are just hormones or certain conditions not bad at all. It is normal though, to feel scared, but you will be fine. Take care and relax...

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A., My name is S.. I have had 3 abnormal paps in my life. Mine were nothing. Some mess up with the tests. So try not to be too scared. Im not saying they messed anything up. But all 3 of mine were mess ups in the tests!

S.

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