In 2002 I had a loop diathermy excision for abnormal cells. I was only 18, in my first year of uni and to be honest probably didn't understand the procedure as well as I should - I know I would insist on a lot more information if I were to have it done now! All I knew was I was told I had pre-cancerous cells and needed this operation done, I was young and terrified and just went along with what I was told.
Anyway, 10 years later and I'm nearly 17 weeks pregnant. I am terrified that the loop excision might put me at risk of suffering a cervical incompetency and have read loads of conflicting information on this - some saying it is a risk, others saying it is not. My midwife said as I didn't have a cervical resection I'll be fine but no one has examined me nor looked at the information about the procedure in my medical records so how will they know?
To be honest I don't even know what grade of cells were detected, nor how much tissue was removed during the excision - I'm ashamed to admit this as I feel I should be so much better informed about my own health but as I explained I was so young and not very much was explained to me - and I didn't feel self-assured enough to ask. Any thoughts / advice / information to help me out?
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