May ramble so I aplogise now ! I had a smear on 10 December and 2 weeks later had aletter to say abnormal cells had been detected and needed an urgent hospital referral and to go back to where i had my smear done to discuss and arrange appt. It turned out that the hospital somehow had a wrong address and docs details and my hospital appt had been sent to an address i had 3 years ago ! Anyway the doc immediatly rang hospital and luckily my colposcopy appy was for 2nd Jan so hadn't missed it .....but while she was on the phone she mentioned the word glandular in ref to my results and it was only when i asked what that meant I had any idea what abnormalities had been found ..... googled madly since and really need to stop lol. Anyway went for colposcopy on 2 Jan and the nurse explained that the cell changes were slightly more unusual but was planning to remove them at the time if she was able and take a biopsy all of which I was sort of expecting but was still shaking like a leaf ! On further examination she said that she felt it would be better to have me asleep as it was difficult to be sure that all could be removed because of where the problem is ( further in the cervix than is easily accessible I'm guessing !) i have also been referred to the consultant to discuss my biopsy results and treatment . Im also worried by the fact that she was concerned about a 'raised area ' which a sample was taken from and also that it bled quite alot ....raised areas and bleeding dont sound ever so good to me ! Its only through my own research that CGIN is even on my radar and why no mention of abnormality was mentioned on my initial letter ...it seems from reading these forums that CIN is mentioned when abnormalities are detected . My rational brain tells me not to get to worked up about it and just wait for the consultant appt nxt tuesday but I have moments of panic when i do think the worst....and really need to stop googling !! Has anyone had a similar experiance and how did it work out ?