I've been lurking on these forums for the last few weeks when I received a letter for my colposcopy appointment but decided to join today. Like many of you, the waiting for results is already driving me mad and I can't sleep.
My results letter after my smear was super vague, no results just 'abnormalities' and I'd "likely need treatment". I'm in Scotland so I don't know if that makes a difference - so I have no idea if I have CIN1,2,3 or carcinoma in situ! Just that I was put on an urgent 2 week referral. How infuriating! I seen most of you at least had results on your letter of CIN grade, I haven't been told a thing. :(
I had my colposcopy, LLETZ and biopsy two days ago. The gynae was pretty stern, tight lipped, asked how much I knew about my results and I said nothing tbh my letter didn't go into detail. She just asked the usual medical history sort of stuff, explained what the procedure was for and that if she thought it was obvious my cervix was abnormal she'd do LLETZ and biopsy then and there, which she ended up doing. She just kept repeating how I had 'extensive' viral cell changes and asked if I knew what HPV was. (I do, I'm a student nurse.) From what I seen on the screen it was just pure white. Afterwards, I was just given a few leaflets and told I'd get my biopsy results in 4-6 weeks as she "needs to know for sure what we have here" so that we know what treatment is required and that i may have appointments back at her clinic or at another hospital. She then she asked for my phone number which I thought was a bit odd as surely that'd be in my file... I didn't really feel as if I could ask any questions as she was almost coming across as cold, however I think it might have just been concern or attempting to be professional.
Needless to say this hardly fills me with confidence. I've been having watery discharge for about a month or so alongside low back pain. I originally went to my GP as I've not had a period since November (not preg!) with some random spotting last month and they suggested I have a smear as I was due one anyway. I've been for smears whenever called and only received a borderline result before now.
Not sure why I'm writing this to be fair, been reading some of your posts and they've been comforting to an extent, guess I'm reaching out to anyone who's been through a similar experience. Its so horrible waiting for results, I don't know how I'm going to manage 4-6 weeks!! I have exams next week and an essay due in for uni which I can't concentrate on whatseover. My dad has just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in January there so I've just managed to digest and deal with that, now I'm having my own cancer scare! Its almost taking over my thoughts constantly so I just keep trying to distract myself by binge watching netflix when I don't have the compulsion to google.
Does anyone have any tips on how to wait it out or any reassuring experiences?