Hi guys, I've never really used forums before but I really don't know who else to speak to. I'm 24 and I had my first smear test a few weeks ago... I thought the whole experience was fine and I didn't really think too much of it. However, on Monday I got a letter stating that my test found mild dyskaryosis and HPV. I've now found out that I've got to go for a coloscopy in February.
I spoke to the nurse when I initially got the result and she was very reassuring and I felt okay about things. But when I got home that night I got a bit google-happpy and now I can't stop thinking the worst. I'm dreaming about the results everynight and finding it really hard to sleep & eat normally.I didn't have stomach pains before but I do now and I keep feeling really sick with worry.
Also... I've been with my boyfriend for three years and we haven't been with anyone else in that time. However, I read online that HPV usually goes away after a couple of years unless you have a weakened immune system.... so now I'm getting paranoid that there's something really wrong with me.
Sorry to go on about it. I know other people go through worse things and cope better :( Feel like such a wimp.
Is anybody else waiting for a coloscopy or have any advice? Thank you xxx