March last year I had a colposcopy and 3 biopsies taken due to a series of events/symptoms that I had been having for about a year (mainly bleeding during/after sex). The results came back as CIN1 and I was told to have regular (6 month) smear to check the CIN1.
Since then, a lot of things have happened (in regards to losing jobs, suffering from anxiety/depression and moving house - and I forgot to update GP on house move). It was only a few days ago that I realised it has been a while since my colposcopy (although only writing this topic now do I realise just how much time has passed). To cut a long story short, I collected my old mail from my old neighbour and discovered several NHS letters concerning not booking a cervical smear test. Worried, I contacted my GP and booked an appointment for a weeks time.
Now, as someone who does suffer from anxiety I do have a tendency to overthink things… And I am going completely out of my mind about the fact that I’ve left it OVER a year to have a smear (when I was supposed to have one after 6 months) especially after my CIN1 result. I’m really worried that it could’ve progressed in this time?
Does CIN1 progress quickly into CIN2 (if it hasn’t gone away by itself)? Or is this a process that can take years and years?
Just a little background - in case it makes a difference - I am 24 years old.
Sorry about this long rambling message I just feel completely stupid for not realising it had been so long and now I am just really concerned.