Hi I am new here so sorry if I’m posting this in the wrong place!
It’s currently 9am here in the UK and I’ve been up all night worrying.
I was called up for my first smear test in December, and after having one 3-4 years ago after some irregular bleeding due to my pill (plus a trans-vaginal ultra sound and STI checks which were all clear); I was put through lots of tests then which all came back clear.
So, I wasn’t too worried when I had my smear aged 25. It came back as high grade dyskariosis (hope I’m spelling that right), and I had to have a loop biopsy done.
The whole thing was a bit of an ordeal, including the nurse’s assistant showing me the specimen of my cervix in a jar (which I HAD NOT asked to see). It was larger than I expected and it was not what I needed to see to be honest.
Anyway, I then developed an infection, I had little bleeding afterwards but ended up with a fever and pain and put on antibiotics.
I’ve had some minor spotting since (about 3 or 4 times, once after sex the other times not), but it freaked me out BIG TIME.
I saw a nurse who said they wouldn’t repeat smear so early as things need to settle down, but in her words “I was heading for something really nasty”. And that I also had HPV.
I was so confused as I never had HPV confirmed at all and I didn’t know how she knew this when I didn’t? (As I’m included in all letters to my GP).
She has since said that she may have just presumed this as nothing in my notes says I have HPV.
I am so confused by this all. I had my follow up smear (6 months after treatment) last week and although the colposcopy clinic said they were confident they’d gotten all the pre-cancerous cells; I’m just terrified.
Does anyone know the chance of me having another irregular smear test? Or how they know/ if they tell you that you have HPV.
I’m so concerned and confused and this latest smear was more uncomfortable than last time.
I’m so worried.
The nurse said I was on my way to something nasty, I can’t get her words out of my head and I don’t know if I’ve done something wrong?
I was 4 weeks late in my call up to get tested when I turned 25 as it was over Christmas and now I’m terrified I’ve paved my own path to the “something nasty”.
Any help or advice would be so appreciated.
So sorry if I’ve posted this in the wrong place.