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if you have cervical dysplasia can you still have a baby or are you prone to miscarriages?

By Anonymous May 6, 2009 - 10:34am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question!

Cervical dysplasia means having abnormal cells on the cervix (the surface) and is usually considered to be a kind of "pre-cancerous" type, but not something that in any way guarantees a person will get cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is typically the cancer that would develop from cervical dyplasia.

There should be no problem with a person having a very healthy baby! Cervical dysplasia is fairly common in women - it is normally detected via a pap test. The majority of cases are cleared up quite easily with treatment and many cases go away on their own.
But a woman with cervical dysplasia needs to have frequent monitoring. Since it can and sometimes does lead to cervical or other cancers, a woman needs to be monitored and treated, if necessary.

The kinds of treatments vary, but often times the cells are frozen off, or other women wait and get pap tests at least every 6 months to make sure the cells are not progressing.

With regard to miscarriage - there have been links of miscarriage and HPV (most cervical dysplais is linked to HPV).

According to a study reported in Health Science Report, HPV can directly contribute to miscarriage. But it's also thought that up to one in three pregnancies will end in miscarriage and HPV - though a factor - is not always to blame.

Most women with cervical dysplasia go on to have fine and healthy babies!

Do you have cervical dysplasia and are you hoping to have a baby?

Good luck to you!

May 6, 2009 - 11:44am
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