So, since age 25 (I’m now 31) I’ve never had a normal smear. First was moderate cell changes and HPV, went to colposopy and all was “okay.” Sent off for 3 yearly ones again and a “wait and see” approach.
Then age 28 I had moderate cell changes and HPV still, had punch biopsies at colposcopy, all came back clear. Age 29, same thing, age 30, same thing. Biopsies always coming back clear after colposcopy and told to wait another year.
So this year (between last year being all okay after punch biopsies) my cell changes were high grade severe and still have HPV. I’ve been to colposcopy last week and they did a LLETZ of a large area or cervix (it was the size of my thumb!) and said they’ll do investigations on the biopsy.
I have had some mild bleeding after sex and my periods have been brutal along size MASSIVE bloating over the past year maybe. Was told this was all just normal by docs and given blood thinning meds for my period.
This time the colposcopist was very quiet, she’s the same I’ve always had and always chatty and lovely. She also wouldnt let me see the monitor this time which she normally does… where the white dress are after the solution goes in.
After this colposcopy she gathered her notes and said she needed to go to “do this paperwork ASAP” for me and scurried off. And it’s got me worried. Sounds silly I know. But normally she stays and talks me through stuff.
But firstly. How can my cells that have been monitored yearly become severe high grade in a year? I know I have persistent high risk HPV.
What’s the chances of this actually being cancerous?
How long do you wait for LLETZ results?
What on earth is going on?!