My name is Katie. Ill tell you a little about myself then if you have a moment would like feedback as I think it would be great if we could push for the national smear age to be altered or lowered.
I was 25 in November 2012, for over 8 years I have had gynaecological problems, I have had 2 Dermoid cyst removals the first measuring 5cm and the 2nd measuring 9.5cm. About 4 years ago I was diagnosed to have Polycystic ovary syndrome.
I have a 3 year old girl- so luckily have been able to concieve and now have a mirena coil fitted.
November on my 25th birthday i had my first smear- IT came back abnormal severe dyskaryosis CIN3. A few weeks after I had a laposcopy biospy? which then I was told i would have LLETZ under anesthetic.
5/2/2013 i had my LLETZ op still awaiting results. (Recovering)
NOW my questions-
Do any of you ladies who had abnormal smear results have gynaecological problems?
How quickly were you treated?
Do you think maybe the age should be lowered for a smear test?
Im trying to see if abnormal smear results could be linked in any way to gynaecological problems so if they are to see if somehow we can push to get the smear age down. I understand from what I have been told by a consultant its not unheard for someone already with gynae probs to have abnormal smears. Which I ask i have had gynaecological problems for over 8 years i had continuosly asked for a smear to be told i was too young. then a week or so after my smear i find out i have severe dyskaryosis cin3 would hate to ever be in a position to have to tell my family i have cancer at 25.
Thank you for reading :-)