Hi everyone, I'm looking for a bit of advice please.
I had a colcoscopy at the weekend following a recent pos. smear test and my gynae says I have CN3. I had a negative smear test 2 yrs ago but prior to that I was having annual smears which were all neg. following LEEP in approx. 2004.
Dr. has recommended 'surgery' and biopsy but has informed me that it cannot be done here in the UAE where I live. I need to explore the reasons for this further and I am due to go back next week. There are lots of obs/gynaes in the UAE and lots of modern hospitals, so I can't understand why I can't get treatment unless there is really something wrong and she hasn't shared this! If I can't find anybody then I will have to come home for the treatment.
Who is qualified to perform this surgery i.e. what profession/quals etc. do they need? I can then try and find somebody in the UAE.
Is it common to have had LEEP so long ago followed by neg. smears tests and then to be CN3?
Is it possible for severe CN3 to be just pre-cancerous or is this unlikely? Wouldn't my Dr. have seen something more serious?
Where are the best hospitals/areas for treatement in the UK and are the waiting lists long even for more urgent surgeries?
Thank you in advance for any support...
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