I'm 42 years old, I have never had an abnormal smear result before. My GP has just called to say I have glandular changes (which I understand to be CGIN) and I'm being referred for an urgent colposcopy plus a full gynae review.
I'm trying to keep my head together (by stuffing a massive slice of Battenberg cake into it) and gather that glandular changes are to the lining of the cervix and while they're less common they aren't necessarily more of a cause for concern (read panic) than CIN changes.
I have no other symptoms of anything, normal periods, no irregular bleeding, no pain during or after sex etc. I had had a lot of the latter two days before the test tho:)
What I haven't been told from the brief and not terribly helpful phonecall are any other possible causes of glandular changes, should I be concerned, what is the likely treatment? Can I go for these further tests and the results turn out to be negative or does the smear result in itself mean I will require treatment?
Apologies if I'm repeating queries already answered on this forum but I'm scared:(