This is my first post but this forum has really helped following my diagnosis of high grade diskaryosis etc.
A bit of history: I went to see the nurse at my GP following months of painful sex and she did STI tests etc (all negative) and decided to do my smear while I was there as it was due. The smear came back with high grade diskaryosis and I went in for a colposcopy. The doctor said my cervix was very thin and "looked like that of an 80 year old" (thanks!) and took some biopsies. The biopsies came back negative so I had to go in for my repeat smear 2 months later. Once again, the smear showed high grade diskaryosis even though the biopsies had been clear. So I was scheduled in for a LLETZ, which I had.
About a week after my LLETZ, my period started and is now entering it's fourth week. My periods normally last 4 or 5 days, but I've been bleeding for about 23 days now. There was no bleeding yesterday so my partner and I fooled around a bit, and then today, I'm bleeding heavily again.
Funnily enough I got my results of my LLETZ in the post this morning that said I showed no malignancy but the sample was 'thermal damaged' so they couldn't check for CIN and could I go back in 6 months.
Basically I'm just wondering if bleeding for this long is normal? Is it possible that it's part period/part healing? I'm still getting waves of cramping like immediately after the LLETZ too. Also, should I be concerned that my sample was thermal damaged? If they don't know if I have CIN3, shouldn't they want to see me earlier than 6 months?
I don't know... I'm not tearing my hair out worried about stuff, just taking it in my stride, but I'd like to know anybody else's experiences during their first period following LLETZ, and whether anybody else's samples were 'damaged'....