Stumbled across this site after searching for some answers to a few questions I have, sorry if this is a bit long, but I know I will feel better if I get it off my chest.
I have recently moved and one of the registration elements of my new GP practise is that every femal has to have a smear carried out when joining. As a lady with PCOS I am used to being prodded and poked and have no shame so agreed to have one on 16th May, even though I only had one in January which was normal.
During my smear the Nurse was unusually quiet, and after having my legs akimbo and poking around and having a good look down there she announced that she needed a longer speculum "to make sure we get a good sample" I didn't think any more of it until I got the letter with the results saying that I had severe dyskaryosis and to call the hospital to book in for a Colposcopy.
The following morning I rang the hospita on the dot of 9am and when I told them who I was the lady said "Ah yes, we need to get you in as soon as possible, can you come in on Monday?" Obviously I said I could and then put the phone down. I tried not to think about it all day and to a certain extent succeeded, until I got a call from my GP at 1pm asking me whether I had received my results, to which I replied I had and that I had an appointment on Monday for a Colposcopy. He replied "that's good" and pretty much ended the conversation.
As soon as I put the phone down from him my mind went into overdrive... "Do they know something they aren't telling me?" "Did the nurse see something when she was doing my smear?"
I then went for my Colposcopy on the Monday, the Gynae I saw explained what was going to happen and asked me whether I would like treatment before I even got in the chair. I agreed for him to do whatever was neccessary and let him get on with it. He did LLETZ/Top Hat.
After the procedure he showed me the CHUNK he had taken out, it was pretty big, waaaay bigger than I was expecting and was a weird colour. I went and got dressed and sat with the nurse who asked if I had any questions. By this point I just wanted to go home so I said I hadn't and left with a leaflet.
I have been pretty lucky from what I have read. Since the procedure I have not had any pain, nor bleeding, just a slight reddish-pinkish/brownish discharge and I am now eagerly awaiting the results.
My questions are (I don't know if anyone can answer them)
How long did it take you from getting your smear results to getting in to have your colposcopy done?
Did your GP call to check you had had your results?
Is treatment usually offered before a Dr has even seen it?
Can they tell just how bad the changes are from the smear alone? Is this why everything has happened so quick? Because they are bad and they know but aren't telling me?
I know this sounds really silly but I have now worked myself up into a right state thinking that its a big conspiracy theory and that I have cancer and that the Dr's know and aren't telling me.
If anyone can give any advice it would be much appreciated!