Hi. Been reading this site for the past few days and it's really helped. I'm hoping to get some advice even if it's to be told I'm jumping the gun!
I got my smear results on 22nd December and I'm driving myself insane! Showed HPV Positive and high grade (moderate) dyskariosis. I was 18 months late getting tested. I'm 40 and my last smear was around May 2010 whilst undergoing IVF to conceive my son.
My colposcopy is booked for Friday 2nd January which I fully expect will show at least CIN2 changes. I'm sort of hoping that as I had so many internal scans for my Ivf treatment that were all ok even if I have got cancer it shouldn't be too advanced?
Here's where I really need some advice. I've had abnormal smears with cells that could become pre cancerous in my twenties. No treatment needed but yearly smears for around 6 years. Clear smears in my thirties and now this. I won't lie, I'm terrified. I've a three year old little boy who needs his mum fit and healthy. My bits and pieces don't work anyway, hence ivf so I wondered would the drs be receptive if I requested a hysterectomy rather than.them cut away at the cells? Also what happens with the hpv? Does lletz give the virus nice new cells to reinfect? Does a hysterectomy mean the virus can affect you still? My mind is working overtime. Any advice would be gratefully received.