Can a cone biopsy of the cervix interfere with my pregnancy?

This is where a ''cone'' of cervical tissue is removed from around the opening of the cervix, usually because of abnormal smears. Cone biopsies may increase the risk of late miscarriages (13-24 weeks) or preterm labour by causing cervical weakness (incompetence), ie a cervix that does not act effectively as a valve keeping the pregnancy in the womb. Rarely, a cone biopsy may cause scarring to the cervix which prevents it dilating effectively in labour. Remember though that most women who have had cone biopsies have completely normal pregnancies, and that it is by far better to have a cone biopsy for abnormal smears than not to have proper treatment.
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