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If in the framework of cervical cancer screening the Pap smear is abnormal or the HPV test is positive, the patient is suddenly in an exceptional situation. Although both tests indicate a potential cancer, in many cases there is no malignant disease present and the positive test result was a “false alarm”. Further examinations are necessary for definitive medical clarification, such as a colposcopy, with biopsy if necessary. In case of abnormalities, the allegedly affected tissue is often prematurely removed.
‘In 2005, I had a conisation after abnormalities were found in the smear. Ten years later, I got pregnant. After the 7th month, funnelling developed and I had to lie down. My child was then born healthy. Nevertheless, after what I’ve experienced, I’m very afraid of a second pregnancy.’
‘During my pregnancy, I received a PapIII finding. In the 19th week of pregnancy, I underwent conisation. In the 25th week of pregnancy, I had a stillbirth because of a germ contamination. The doctors could not rule out that this was a consequence of conisation. I feel very guilty and at the same time I am afraid of getting cervical cancer after all.’
‘In 2010, my Pap test was positive in the 20th week of pregnancy. At that time, I refused conisation and was closely monitored. Six months after I gave birth, a conisation was performed. In 2015, I became pregnant again and miscarried.’
‘Since I was 25, I was PapIIId and HPV positive. About two years later, I had my child. Afterwards, I had a conisation at my own request, so that I would not have to go for an examination every three months. Due to deteriorating values, further conisations followed. After that, I had a miscarriage. The question of whether I did something wrong or whether I could have done something to stop it from happening is always in my head!’
‘Two years after my conisation, I became pregnant. I had a very problematic pregnancy and had to lie down after the 6th week of pregnancy. I should have visited a psychologist. That’s what I think in retrospect. I want another child, but I’m afraid I’ll have to lie down like that again.’