Hello, I had a colposcopy on the 1st May this year to remove abnormal cells from my cervix following a dodgy smear in April. Just wondering if it's going to affect ttc at all? Had some slight fertility issues in the past and hoping this isn't going to hinder anything. The baby bug has bitten and I'm getting frustrated already, I'm only on the 3rd month of trying. Sorry for whingeing, I know a lots of you have been trying for much longer and I really shouldn't complain xxx
i think colposcopy is fairly common. i know a few people who have had it (including myself!) and no-one i know has had any problems conceiving.
the only one thing ime that may have been affected by the colposcopy was that i didn't dilate with my first labour. i was given manual dilation by a doctor who asked if i'd had colposcopy. i think he was suggesting that scar tissue might have prevented me from dilating. however, i also have my own theory that they just induced me too early!
no problems dilating with second labour. good luck with conception!
Another one who had a colposcopy for abnormal cells (and a loop excision I think it was called) and had no problems conceiving. Like RaggedRobin, I know many people who have had it and, as far as I know, none have had infertility issues.
When I had it done, the doc said it wouldn't affect fertility.
i had loop electroexcision procedure on my cervix and have conceived 4 times since with no problems.
loop procedures on deep layers of tissue or widespread areas OR cone biopsy - removal of abnormal cells in hte endocervical canal (under general anaesthetic) can affect fertility, but colpo itself shouldn't affect it at all.
Thanks ladies, when I had it done the nurse said it was fine to go ahead and try straight away and if I fell pregnant they could safely do a smear in the second trimester. My first smear after the procedure will be in Oct and I'm dreading it coming back abnormal again. I'm trying to bear in mind that as far as they are concerned I've been treated and should therefore be all healthy but pessimism has set in a bit too deep me thinks! I would also be terrified to be pregnant and not be able to have the horrible bits fried off again but I can't imagine stopping ttc now, it already feels like everyone around is falling pg but me and every month that passes I feel we're (all of us!) are a step closer to waving our positive sticks around. I'd love a summer baby too so I really want to fall preggers soon! Grrr to set backs and grrr to waiting!
Thank you very much, good luck from me to you guys too. I feel your pain lol! this baby making lark isn't fun, the only enjoyment I've had so far is shyly lurking online and cracking up at all your hilarious posts and hearing my husband saying that having sex feels like 'work'! Fingers crossed for all of us