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Old Nov 29th, 2008, 13:19 PM   1
Freckles
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Damaged Cervix


Yep, I'm new on here and it seems I don't want to shut up! lol

Anyhow, I've been having an issue and wondered if anyone else on here was experiencing it - apologies in advance because it might go a bit tmi soon!

I had a loop or LEEP several years ago (about 3/4) to remove some cancerous cells from my cervix wall.

However now I keep having the odd bleed. This has happened 3 times so far and driving me crazy!!!

I have a bleed of fresh blood when I wipe (sorry!) but then nothing, I'm not bleeding as such. Then it goes to old blood the day after, and then a yucky discharge (apologies again, I'm not going to make any friends here am I? lol).

It's driving me mad as the medics won't confirm it is definately coming from there, however I've had 3 scans and they've advised that there is no blood anywhere near Peanut. Unfortunately they can't stitch the area due to me now being preggers, so it's a bit of a catch 22 situation.

I'm convinced the scar is opening up, bleeding and then trying to heal again.

I'm currently debating buying shares in G string pantyliners, have one on all the time just for added security.

So is anyone else suffering with this?

Any thoughts, advice would be appreciated. Gayle. 13+1



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Old Nov 30th, 2008, 14:07 PM   2
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Sorry hun, i have no experience with this but i just wanted to send you and i hope you get it sored out soon x



 
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Old Nov 30th, 2008, 16:04 PM   3
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How far along are you?

I haven't had this exact problem, but have had 2 LEEP / LLETZ biopsies on my cervix in the last ten years. It turned out it had damaged my cervix and so i had to have a cervical scan to measure it's length and check how healthy it looked (as in some rare cases it can lead to something called an 'incompetent cervix') which i turned out having and had to have a cervical stitch to keep my cervix closed and try to avoid premature birth.

I'm sure your cervix is fine if your docs know your medical history - and maybe the bleeding is just your cervix is agravated and it isn't anything to worry about, just a pain to live with. Might be worth mentioning to your doc doing a cervical scan though (the internal ones) so they can check your cervix is nice and strong for the rest of your pregnancy (which i'm sure it is!!)

Hope you find out more to put your mind at rest

Kate x



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2008, 02:41 AM   4
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Thanks for that girls, and yeah Kate, I had a swab and the doctor said she could see the area and it looked angry.

I'm still waiting for the results, and that was a few weeks ago! So annoying though, as I played it down when I queried it with a midwife and she told me to go to A&E immediately.

At least when the doctor had a nosey she didn't seem concerned about my cervix on the whole, just the area. Too late to get a stitch now anyway, so I'm just going to have to buy pantyliners in by the bin load!!! lol

Gaylex.



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2008, 03:03 AM   5
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I am a bit worried as i had the loop biopsy done 7 years ago and am a bit concerned about it having weakened my cervix i see from what kate said that you can have a scan to check the length etc of the cervix i think i may enquire about that just to be on the safe side.



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2008, 08:05 AM   6
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I would do, I had LLETZ carried out on my cervix 10 years ago and the surgeon had actually removed a large chunk of the back of my cervix so as I got further along in pregnancy my cervical length shrank dramatically. They montiored it (after a lot of badgering from me) and then put a stitch in at 20 weeks. They did say that it was very unusual and the vast amount of women who have LLETZ surgery never develop any complications during pregnancy but I think it's better to get yourself montiored and be on the safe side.



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2008, 09:28 AM   7
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Hi Gayle

As you're only 13 weeks, i'd def ask your doc for a cervical scan (not just the swab) just so they can check the bits of cervix that can't see. It's a really quick examination which they should do for you with your history. worst case, if you do need a stitch they can do it up to around the 20 week mark (but the earlier the better, so normally 12 - 16 weeks).

I'm sure you're fine, but it is worth getting them to do the scan, and check exactly what was taken away from your cervix, just incase the cervix starts changing as the pregnancy progresses (which is what happened to me around the 17 week mark)

Good luck with your docs - and hope the bleeding etc gets sorted soon!



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2008, 13:12 PM   8
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I had the loop to remove some cells about 5 years ago... i had a TV scan early on and had no obvious probs... would i have noticed something already if it was going to be a problem???



 
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