This is my first post on here.
Hi, so I had my smear done on December 28th and because of pains and irregular bleeding (which also happened while having the smear), the nurse spoke to me and made an appointment there and then for me to have an internal investigation with my doctor the following Monday because of symptoms I have been having.
I had my internal investigation (which was my first lol) and the doctor took swabs which were to be sent off to the labs. I was also booked in for an ultra sound on my womb because she could not see where the bleeding could come from.
I waited a week for the swab results and found out that I had HPV virus and abnormal cells, so the doctor then referred me to the hospital and I was booked in for a colposcopy in 6 weeks time.
I had my colposcopy done on February 24th and had biopsies taken because of the abnormal cells I have. The nurse also unexpectedly found that I have cervical ectropion (where the cells grow outside the cervix). I agreed for the nurse to take a biopsy of those cells to be sent away also. The nurse explained that those cells would have to be removed within the next 3 months and they in theory could be causing the irregular bleeding. So that was meant to be happening the end of May.
However after 4 weeks of waiting I had a letter through the post on March 22nd off the hospital saying that my colposcopy biopsy results show severe changes and that they would like to reassure me but need to see me sooner than expected and gave me a new appointment for May 3rd. The letter has no other details on it like what it is or the actual grade of the cells etc, so as you can imagine I cannot stop thinking about the letter and I am worrying already about it because it is so vague. I tried to ring up the hospital today to find out whether the appointment is just a consultation or if I am having a procedure done on the day but they weren’t helpful at all so I can’t even find that out. It also means that since my smear on December 28th, my cell grade has got worse in the last 3 months.
Has anyone had a letter like this before saying their biopsy results show severe changes with no other information but an appointment inside a letter?
Thanks for taking the time to read this if you have got this far.x