I'm just after some advice from others who have been in the same position as myself.
I wasn't sure if I should post this in the screening forum or on here, so I hope no one minds if I'm in the wrong place!
I've just had my 6 month follow up smear after having LLETZ in August last year for CIN2 or CIN3 (the clinic refused to tell me but I managed a peek at my notes!).The results came back normal but positive for HPV so another Colposcopy is needed.
I understand HPV must be monitored and have no intention of ignoring it, I know I am lucky my test came back ok. I'm frustrated that my smear, biopsy or the area removed from the LLETZ was not tested in the first place, I'm only 25. When I questioned the gyn clinic about this they didn't seem to know what they were talking about, I got the excuse that they only started testing in April 12 (smear in May, biopsy in June and LLETZ in August?!) that and constantly having to chase results and appointment letter; has left me with little faith.
My confusion is that although my smear is normal I still have to have a colposcopy. I struggled with the first two and I now freak out just having a normal smear! (I'm a massive girl!) Is it likely that they won't find anything at the colp. and then get told to have another smear in 6 months and then potentially get stuck in a never ending cycle. I would have presumed as it is normal but HPV found would mean another smear in 6 months to monitor for changes? If the colp. picks up any changes I will be treated but where do I stand if it doesn't? I just wait for the changes?
I do understand I am lucky to have a normal result and I am not taking it lightly.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated