Colpo results worse than pap

My pap showed LSIL
My colpo/biopsy showed HSIL CIN2-3
Is that normal for the colpo results to be worse? I assume it is but my brain goes to it progressed so fast. Probably because I went from a clear pap to CIN 2-3 in a year. Thanks for any advise!

Hi @k2103

This does happen now and again, both my colposcopies upgraded the cells from what the smear had indicated, first was borderline change smear which was then upgraded to CIN1 at colposcopy 12 months later low grade smear which was upgraded to CIN3 on biopsy… smears arnt actually diagnostic its more of an indicator that you need further investigations but the biopsy is more accurate than the smear xx

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Thanks!! I figured that was the case. Lol but you know how your brain can get

Hi @k2103

Another thing to remember is that the smear only takes a sweep of the cervix and can miss things. The colposcopy allows a closer examination and the biopsy should be the accurate indicator of what the cells are. x

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