If you were exposed to Diethylstilbestrol in the womb, you have a slightly higher risk of developing cervical cancer, and you may want to consider attending regularly for screening.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme will invite you for an initial colposcopic examination to check that your cervix is healthy. If no abnormality is found, then you can come for routine cervical screening. However, if doctors see anything unusual, you may be invited back for annual colposcopic examination of your vagina and cervix. Your gynaecologist will discuss your options with you.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:
Statement on fetal and maternal risks of diethylstilbestrol exposure in pregnancy (PDF 100Kb).
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