I had a phone call this morning from my doctor saying he wanted to see me regarding my smear results.
I went in to see him and he said my smears come back abnormal and is showing High grade dyskaryosis. He said I will get my report in the post but he wanted to speak to me before it arrives so I don’t worry!
In the post today I’ve had a letter just saying abnormal cells and I need a urgent hospital referral.
I’m worried about the vagueness of the letter and the fact the doctor wanted to see me (I’m hoping it’s just because I go to a good gp).
My main concern is that this was my first smear and I’m almost 35, (I know I should of had one before and believe me I really wish I had now), I’m worried the outcome is going to be a lot worst because it hadn’t been picked up sooner!
I’m waiting on the appointment for my coloscophy, which my gp said would be within 2 weeks.
Hopefully it will come soon or I’m going to a stressful 2 weeks!
If it sets your mind at rest at all, things always seem to move that quickly! My smear was only borderline, but they had an appointment pencilled in for me in about a week and a half. It is rather alarming to see them move that fast, I know....
The colposcopy is a more detailed check to confirm the level of the cell changes (smear only gets a small sample, so they can be much more sure after the colpo), and they make take a little biopsy or two as well. If it is indeed high level dyskariosis, you'll be offered a procedure called LLETZ to remove the iffy cells. The colposcopy section of the forum has a lot more info about that side of things.
The likelihood of it being anything worse is quite small. It sounds like your doctor is very nice - the first I knew was when I got the scary letter, inviting me for a procedure I'd never heard of, in a few days time! Your GP has been kind to forewarn you, I reckon :-)
good luck, hope all goes well and you get it sorted soon
Hi Lydney. .I had a smear and just a letter for colposcopy two weeks later, it's excellent your doctor contacted you..I then had a letter for a pre op assessment without having a letter or appt with consultant telling me what was wrong! I go in on Tuesday for lletz procedure still only reading a leaflet and thankfully this website having seen no one..it's all very daunting, worrying but please be assured the colposcopy is nothing to worry about. And if he does a biopsy it's a little uncomfortable at the worst. .take care