im sorry if this has been asked before.
at the end of June I went and had the mirena coil fitted. Whilst the doctor was fitting this she mentioned something about a cervicAl ulcer and that she wanted me to come back in two weeks to have a look. I went back and she took a smear. My previous smear was 2 years ago and all normal. 10 days ago I got a letter saying that the smear showed severe changes. I had a colposcopy yesterday. Before it the Dr explained that my smear had shown i had CIN 3, apparently smears are 70% accurate. She also explained the types of treatments and of she could clarify CIN 3 she would make an appointment for me to come back and get the treatment.
Anyway during the colposcopy, she told me that i would definitely need treatment and that it would need to be done under general anaesthetic as the area affected was too large to be done under local. She took 3 punch biopsies and told me that the results would be between 4-6 weeks. She never mentioned anything else about what she had saw or treatment. Is it normal for them to straight away say that u need treatment under general before the results of the biopsies! The unknown is horrible!
Thanks tracy x