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amberk

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Any other ladies out there like this?
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:09:41 PM »
Hello! Was wondering,  I had an abnormal pap come back and now I have to get biopsy of cervix and endometrium. I've been reading a lot, basically looking for answers that point to possibilities that are cancer free and doesn't involve a hysterectomy. I know many others out there have had these procedures done. I just keep reading things that include fibroids, heavy periods, irregular periods. I am none of these things. Pretty normal from month to month, actually it's way lighter,  hardly any cramps, very regular monthly visits. I'm 39 years old. I have only had one other abnormal pap in my life, and for that I just had to get it redone.  This one showed something about abnormal epithelial cells and atypical glandular cells, which I was told these particular type of glandular cells aren't usually found outside the uterus, hence the endometrial biopsy. The only thing I have found really is thyroid problems, but one issue with that is the symptoms of Hashimoto's-a lot of AI symptoms overlap with each other, so how could I physically tell? (No goiter)After these results come back i think I'll have my levels checked to be sure. I have had issues with my neck-neck and shoulder pain, which before now I chalked up to sjogren/RA pain. But nothing that otherwise tells me there I something wrong with my body. I feel the same as I always do-tired, lol. Anyone have any advice or words of wisdom?
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Re: Any other ladies out there like this?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 09:45:03 PM »
When you have sjogrens it is very common to have thyroid problems which can evolve into Hashimotos.n
As a retired RN I doubt that there would be any relationship between the Hashimotos and then abnormal pap smear. If there is a connection due to hormonal and other issues it will not change the fact that you must have the smears and resultant treatment that your OB/GYN recommends. If nothing else, you can always get another opinion. Best to talk this over with your specialists and see if you learn anything new. Irish

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Re: Any other ladies out there like this?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 12:57:32 AM »
Hi Amberk,

"This one showed something about abnormal epithelial cells and atypical glandular cells, which I was told these particular type of glandular cells aren't usually found outside the uterus, hence the endometrial biopsy. "

Even though I suspect you're too young for this - have you ever heard of DES-in-uterus-exposure? I also have abnormal cells on the outside of the uterus (and also have had abnormal pap-smears) because my mother had difficulty maintaining pregnancy. For this reason she was treated with a synthetic type of estrogen DES - which turned out later - caused abnormal cells growth in reproductive organs and possibly bowel of newborns. Don't want to alarm you, but maybe it's worth checking it out.

Good luck!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 01:01:16 AM by Maria3667 »
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 01:26:37 PM »
Irish, I got the connection of thyroid issues which made me think of Hasimotos b/c I read that having these cells outside the uterus can sometimes occur due to a thickening of the uterine lining,  and that can be caused by thyroid problems,  or hormone balance, or cancer.  I haven't seen anything that says thyroid problems specifically can cause abnormal pap, just linking dots. Sometimes one thing leads to another and we end up with a domino effect.
Maria, no I had never heard of that before. My mother never had trouble with pregnancy, she had 5 children,  all natural! I couldn't imagine that myself. But we all have different pain thresholds, don't we.
I'm definitely following thru with recommended procedures,  just trying to prepare myself for possible outcomes and where to look to next if things come back inconclusive. I just don't have any symptoms that I can point to and say yes, having all this makes sense. When the Dr started running tests for autoimmune diseases on me, I started reading about things myself and when I ran across Sjogrens it was like being struck by lightning . Everything made sense and I knew I had it before all the results were done coming in. I guess not everything can come so easy! I just hate having to wait for test results. Thank you ladies!
sjogrens, raynauds, vasculitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, prothrombin gene mutation, plaquenil, warfarin