Has anyone had an abnormal pap smear? I am going in for a colposcopy tomorrow am and am very nervous. I'm 40 years old and my paps have always come back okay and I wonder if I am more prone to irregularities as a woman with diabetes? Will my weakened immune system put me more at risk for cervical cancer? yikes. I'm sure I will be okay, but this is unnerving and there doesn't seem to be a lot of research out there on women with diabetes and abnormal paps. Any feedback is much appreciated!

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I have. It really was no big deal. I ended up having to do a cervical conization which I had done at the same time I had my tubes tied so had the benefit of anesthesia.
Ever since, everything has been fine. I turn 40 next month. I think it's just one of those things where my body went through some sort of change and now everthing is normal again.
I'm sure you'll be fine. :)
thank you! that's great to hear :)
I can't say that I have in 11 years of being diabetic, but there is always a first time for everything. When everything comes back ok for you, remember to tell the doc next time you have one done, that it did come back irregular and you are diabetic....so that they know to look closer than just the usual stuff. Good luck, I'll be prayin all goes well.

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