Hi everyone. New to this site. Had never heard of Jo’s Trust until my recent worries caused me to google and come across the site. I hope someone with more knowledge than me can give me some insight, I know no one can diagnose me over the Internet!
Around April 2013 I had a smear test that indicated an abnormality. I didn’t have to go for further tests, my GP said I would be retested in 6 months time as things may have gone back to normal in that time. November 2013 I was retested and just as my GP had said, the results came back normal.
I didn’t have any more smear tests after that as in the summer of 2014 I found out I was pregnant, and gave birth in April 2015. I then had my first smear test after giving birth in Novemeber 2015 (I know I should have gone back sooner but in the brain fog of having a new baby I completely forgot). Six weeks after my smear test I had a letter to say abnormalities had been found and with an appointment for a colposcopy for the following month.
Now, what’s panicking me is that when I had abnormalities before I was told to come back in six months. This is worrying me silly that they must have found something bad for me to go straight for a colposcopy. My husband is trying to be logical and is thinking maybe they only watch and wait with one abnormality and if you get any abnormalities in future they get you in for a colposcopy. Would this make sense?
Also, would having a baby affect smear test results? I’m also worrying about silly things now like when they said my smear after the six months came back clear, maybe it wasn’t and a mistake was made?
Sorry, I know no one can give me definite answers or a diagnosis on an Internet forum. Just hope someone would help me think more rationally about it all.
Colposcopy appointment is this week.