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What does it mean to have scar tissue over your cervix? I have not had any medical procedures or any children, however, I would like to have one child. I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago(14-15 years)though it was treated by birth control. I stopped birth control since I wanted to become pregnant and since my menstrual cycles have become regular for few years now. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes and have not had any problems with my blood sugar. Could the scar tissue on my cervix be a result of a Pap Smear exam that may have gone wrong or is it more serious? Should I be concerned on whether or not the scar tissue will return and prevent me from conceiving?
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replied July 9th, 2009
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Going by what you said I looked on ine and found this--I copied only a portion:

It's difficult to know exactly what kind of scar tissue is there and whether it is just vaginal or also involving the cervix which I suspect it is. The overall symptoms sound as if there is certainly blockage to outflow of the menstrual tract. The net result is retrograde flow or backup of menstrual tissue into the pelvic cavity. This produces endometriosis. We see this with congenital obstruction by birth defects and post surgically sometimes after operations or procedures that occasionally cause scarring of the cervix.

Scar tissue can progress slowly over time and it can get worse. I don't know of anything that slows down the process. At a young age, all that can be done is to decrease the flow as your doctor has done and surgically dilate the birth canal periodically. Dilatations for cervical stenosis only last for about 3-12 months.

Your doctor (a gynecologist I hope) may have some other thoughts knowing your specific scar tissue location and situation.

My doctor has suggested vaginoplasty. I guess the MRI I had done showed that the scarring was only in my vagina, but it was 6cm in length. Is that a large amount of scar tissue?
Yes.


Hope this helps.kd
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replied July 13th, 2011
Permenently stiff cervix from cauterization- How serious?
I have such severe scarring on my cervix from the cauterization of precancerous cells that when my GYN went to insert an IUD, (Mirena) he wasn't able to in just his hospital clinic. He had to put me under general anesthetic, and was still unable to budge it. He couldn't even get a scope past it to see what is going on, on the other side of it. I see him in 2 weeks, as a 4 week checkup from the failed surgery. How serious is this condition? I have very difficult periods, a lot of cramping, and far too clotty without having either childbirth/miscarriage as the cause. Can biological matter back up inside my uterus, stuck behind a tight cervix?
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replied October 17th, 2011
Scar tissue on cervix
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I too have just experienced the same thing with today with my Dr. trying to insert an IUD due to my having my cycle for 4 months now while on birth control. My Vaginal ultrasound showed the endometrial lining was good and thin just as they want. I have been dx with endometriosis and have undergone 3 laps to remove it over the last 14 yrs, last lap done about 4 yrs ago. I have also under gone 2 HSG and 3 IUI's they had no problem getting into my cervix so what gives now? UGH!!!
Well keep me up on whats going on and if anyone else has anything else to add please chime in!! THANK YOU
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replied October 17th, 2011
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I too have just experienced the same thing with today with my Dr. trying to insert an IUD due to my having my cycle for 4 months now while on birth control. My Vaginal ultrasound showed the endometrial lining was good and thin just as they want. I have been dx with endometriosis and have undergone 3 laps to remove it over the last 14 yrs, last lap done about 4 yrs ago. I have also under gone 2 HSG and 3 IUI's they had no problem getting into my cervix so what gives now? UGH!!!
Well keep me up on whats going on and if anyone else has anything else to add please chime in!! THANK YOU
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replied May 27th, 2012
im trying to get preganant and i have read your testimony and i was just curious what is a lap because i have cervical scartissue. i really want to have a baby and im trying to find out what procedure can remove this problem and give me a fighting chance to concieve,
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replied January 8th, 2012
I have cervical scarring from the use of those metal cervical dilators back in 1985 when I was 19. I did not find out until I was 42 when my gyn attempted a D&C to examine fibroids that my cervix was basically sewn shut by scar tissue from those metal dilators. My gyn could not get any probe through my cervix. Today, 4 years later, the lining has thickened beyond normal range, my fibroids have gotten larger and I bleed gushes between periods. Since he can't get in there to do a biopsy, I must now undergo a complete (uterus and cervix) hysterectomy at 47 years of age; I haven't even started peri-menopause. Needless to say, with what I've been reading about sex after hysterectomy, and loss of a uterine orgasm, I am near tears that this has happened to me, and that my life may be forever changed, all from the use of cervical dilators and the fact that no one found the scar tissue soon enough.
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replied May 31st, 2012
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hi i am in the same boat i underwent a lletz treatment in 2010 since august 2011 i have undergone 10 surgerys to dilate the cervix, have been told i have no exterior cervix left and little on the inside, i understand how you feel it is very upsetting, i am 31years of age and have been advised i need to try iui or ivf but they do not know if i could carry a baby..so up to me hysterectomny or try the above !
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replied January 9th, 2012
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Hi neartears and welcome to ehealth: You will change only if you let yourself change...Your body will be the same body after the surgery that it was before....I, too, had this surgery at 47...In addition they took out my ovaries...The only difference being I never knew of all the perils of women that you do now...I never knew that you are supposed to become cold and no longer love the stimulation of man...I never knew that the feeling of sexual penetration would change..Oh, it hurt for a few weeks after my 6 weeks check up, but between you and I, we never made it that far...5 weeks and 4 days after surgery I needed him so bad that I broke the rule...We were careful and it was awesome...

In case you may not know it, your brain is your controlling issue in hot sex...What you think is what you do....And believe me, we still do...Take care...

Caroline
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replied February 9th, 2012
There is a physical change in sex when your orgasm does not include uterine contractions because the uterus is no longer there. That is not psychological, its physical fact. A utertine contraction during orgasm can't be missed if never experienced, but if experienced will be missed. That is not to say women become cold, frigid, or lose sex drive or their need for intimacy nor does it mean women won't crave and enjoy penetration, sex, intimacy snd vaginal orgasms. But the hard uterine contractions with orgasm are something lost and its fine to grieve that.
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replied February 26th, 2012
Cervical Scarring
had cervical reconstruction following cervical cancer...to cut a long story short the operation failed and the scarring has come back with a vengence. Doc says there is nothing else he can do to help me.....What are my options? Do I have any?
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