It's my first post here... After experiencing bleeding after sex and pain during sex intermittently since 2009, finding a lump in my vagina earlier this year, and never really feeling like I was being taken seriously by the doctors, my first smear showed up mild dyskaryosis and positive for HPV. I wasn't really surprised as I've had problems for so long "down there", I was almost certain that SOMETHING would should up.
I was subsequently referred for a colposcopy, which I have had today. Firstly, let me reassure anyone waiting for the appointment, the biopsy and procedure was no-wehere near as bad as I thought. MY best friend came with me and was amazing at chatting away and distracting me so I'd really recommend taking someone with you who can distract you whilst the procedure is going on.
The gynae made a comment that it looked mild, but I was so panicky, I didnt really ask many questions. All I've been told is that results will come back in up to 6 weeks, and now I'm wishing I'd asked more.
Has anyone had experience of a mild smear result, which was then followed up with someone more serious after colposcopy? Also, the thought of waiting six weeks seems unbearable - does anyone know if results are likely to come through more quickly in the event of a serious diagnosis or further treatment required.
Thanks for taking the time to read.