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Problems with smear results

Hi,despite my user name,I'm a female,I'm really worried,always at colposcopy clinic,as cells never right,I mentioned yesterday I had lupus,she said that interesting as it can destroy the cells,has anyone had this,iv hardly slept all night ,should I mention this to reumy.

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Hi Jeff! I've also had to repeat my colposcopy some times because the results were never right. But after a full observation, i was ok.

I think you should mention that to your rheumy just in case.

Stay positive!

c

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Hi

I too have had a few positive smears and colonscopy clinic biopsies for them to be negative. Prof Cruz at the Lupus Unit wrote a paper a few years ago about it apparently . My gynae at the time researched it and I now have been discharged from colonoscopy and just have the usual smear tests. Good Luck

Mollie

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Aw thankyou,I couldn't sleep last night,as often lupus can start cancerous cells at cervix,iv had this off and on for a while,and my cin had is 1 and sometimes 2,had womb lazered twice,then it was fine again,just my mind running riot.

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Sorry should have said colposcopy clinic not colonoscopy. Senior moment!!!

Mollie

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Hi all, just thought you might be interested in a study conducted by Dr Michelle McHenry into cervical smear tests results and lupus sufferers. A link to it can be found on 'www.Lupussupportgroupni.co.uk ' Under scientific research. I believe you would all find it very interesting and beneficial.

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Great link, Bronagh...I followed your instructions and got taken to the Wiley online Library synopsis of: P-14 CERVICAL DYSPLASIA AND RISK FACTORS IN NORTHERN IRELAND SLE PATIENTS

ESPECIALLY interesting to me because I have annual colposcopy at my local NHS gyn clinic due to the combination of 2 factors: my DES daughter birth defects including a history of pre menopausal suspect smears (vaginal adnenosis) + my infant onset SLE. Am now 61

THANKS

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Oh I'm delighted you found it so interesting barnclown! That Dr is now my rheumatologist and she is brilliant x

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GOSH: good going! xo

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Hi, I've had 4 colonoscopies over the past 6 years as I was found to have developed Ulcerative Colitis 4 years ago. It seems connected with the SLE I was diagnosed with last year. There is definitely a correlation in both conditions as they are both auto-immune problems and the mechanisms that cause them are similar!

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Well I am stunned !!!! I have had 2 colposcopies and biopsies in the last 6 months. My second one the doctor told me the cells were showing up much worse and to expect treatment this time, but my results letter told me to go back in year. I had no idea at all it could be lupus related!

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