Tag Archives: cervix

What should I do about an abnormal smear in pregnancy?

We don’t usually take smears in pregnancy but sometimes a smear is taken before you realise you are pregnant. At other times you may have had an abnormal smear before the pregnancy and your doctors may want to keep a … Continue reading

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Should my daughter have the HPV vaccine?

HPV vaccination is working very well and is extremely safe and the WHO, as well as a number of governments, has recommended that it is given to all girls and young women. Since its introduction in 2007, it has been … Continue reading

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to be rolled out into the NHS

It  has been announced that HPV testing  is going to become available in the NHS cervical screening programme. Clearly not directly related to pregnancy, but this news is significant for all women. It helps differentiate  between minor abnormalities on smears … Continue reading

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Pregnancy after cervical cancer

Is it possible to have a successful pregnancy after  treatment for cervical cancer? The answer would appear to be yes. relatively recent advances in surgery involving a procedure called “radical trachelectomy”means that for a small selected group of women with … Continue reading

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