Hi everyone, I’m brand new here.
I’m almost 29, went for my first screening at 25 then had a colposcopy after as was HPV positive and had cell changes. At colposcopy these were deemed to be mild and I was not offered treatment (nor a 6 month or annual repeat screening which I thought I was supposed to have if HPV and changes detected…).
3 years on, November 2020 my 2nd screening comes back as HPV and severe changes, colposcopy in January 2021 with LLETZ which was all fine.
Went for my 6/12 screening in June and have not has a letter about results but can see on my GP patient access online that it is STILL HPV positive, STILL abnormal cells and ANOTHER colposcopy required.
Just looking for some advice about this really, I am starting a new job in September and absolutely cannot face doing so post LLETZ, wearing pads (I don’t have periods with my contraception but nothing makes me more uncomfortable than pads and the constant wetness I experienced post LLETZ). Also… I’m not even sure I would want a 2nd LLETZ? My mum had it done only once in her mid 20s and went on to have me and my sister and 3 and 6 weeks premature. My sister was in the NICU for a few weeks.
I’ve been with the same partner since before my first screening so the HPV is definitely a persistent/same infection not another strain.
Just feel really let down that treatment evidently has not worked for whatever reason. I’m a very healthy, active person and rarely get ill so don’t know why my immune system isn’t kicking this.
Wondering if anyone else has been in this position and if so, am I likely to be offered LLETZ again or would it be something more invasive?
Thanks gang x