Hello all :)
Am new to Jo's Trust and have had alook around the website and forums and must say it has been incrediably helpful! I'm 26 and I had my first smear in Dec 2013 and received a HPV Positive results with no abnormal cells. Was invited back for smear test, which I had 12th Jan 2015 and have just received a letter through detailling I still have HPV and High Grade/Severe Dyskaryosis. The same day I received a phonecall to book in for a Colposcopy appointment, which is now booked for 9th Feb 2014 (initially wanting to book me in earlier but due to work comminments I can't make it until later). So in a year, the cells have changed a lot. I just wanted some advice really as to what to expect. Having read all the leaflets and spent time reading websites and forums, I know the Colposcopy appointment isn't my main concern. It's more what can happen next. What are the chances I will need treatment there and then? Will I be told the same day? Is everyone given a biopsy regardeless? Will I be able to go into work afterwards (with or without treatment)? Is it worth making an appointment with the nurse who did my smear test and find out more information? Sorry for all the questions - I think I just need some reassurance that it's all ok. Have had frequent bouts of cystitis, heavy periods, spotting, pain during sex, abdonimal pain and occasional bleeding afterwards.
Sorry for the essay, thanks in advance for your help :)