I am 32 years old and had an abnormal screening in December, with borderline changes, I also tested positive for HPV. I had a colposcopy two days ago and they took 3 biopsies which I found incredibly painful. She told me results would be 4-6 weeks but I'm not really sure what I'm actually waiting for. Could I be told I have cancer? She asked me if I would want general anaesthetic if treatment is needed due to anxiety during the colposcopy which I refused, but I'm not sure what I would need GA for? She said I had cervical ectropion - is that linked to this at all?
She seemed pleased that I didn't smoke and told me "I looked like a sensible girl" so she is sure I will be fine - I know she's talking about sexual partners but in my opinion I haven't been sensible, I was too embarrassed to tell her but what do my sexual partners have to do with this?
Any help greatly appreciated, feeling quite overwhelmed at the moment.
Thank you xx
I am in a similar boat, waiting for biopsy. I also found a lack of information at the colposcopy- I wasn’t even told what my smear results were. My GP informed me of that when I asked - and told me High grade and it’s been a complete surpise to me. I am surprised by the nurses comment. I feel that they really should have told you what is the next course of action (if any) at the appointment but I wasn’t told anything either and it’s left me quite upset. I had my colposcopy on Monday. If you do have any further questions, I would definitely phone and ask.. it’s their duty to help and inform us!! I hope you get the answers you need. Take care. x
Hi Embo, sorry to hear that you're going through something similar. I suppose if she had told me too much I probably wouldn't have remembered anyway, but I didn't think to ask what the results could actually include. She said she's sure that it will all be fine and I will just have to have another cervical screening in 12 months, although at the start of the appt she had told me she didn't think I'd need a biopsy but I did so I don't know what to think! 4-6 weeks seems a long time to wait too. I just cried the whole way home.