I'm terrified that I have cervical cancer..
A little backround info. I am 26, have a three year old daughter, and was recently married (two months ago). I have always had clean paps, my last clean one being June of 2013..after which I received my Mirena. My mirena stopped my period completely..until a few months ago. I started having strange symptoms which may or may not be related to what has happened next. These symptoms include inconsistent bleeding, menstrual like cramps EVERY single day, bleeding after sex and lower back pain. I also noticed that my cervix didnt feel right...it felt more swollen and lower than usual (which I chalked up to my Mirena or a mild prolapse). Regardless, I made an appt. to get a pap done. When I got to the appt, I was informed that the previous papI had done (in June of 13) never collected any endocervical cells, but that it was insignificant. Okay, fine....so they did the pap and about a week later I got a result of ASCUS with positive HPV and was referred for a Colposcopy. I went to the Colposcopy a week ago, where he almost didnt even take it since my result was "ascus" on my pap...but I kind of talked him into it because my body doesnt feel quite normal. After doing the COLPO and doing 2 biopsies I wad told that what he saw was "very minor" and would probably come back as cervicitis or just inflammation from HPV. I got a call on Monday evening (about two haours after his office had closed) and it was the Dr. with my results of the biopsies, and asked if I had time to talk. I was told it came back as CIN III (he was SHOCKED) and that I needed to have a LEEP done. Since monday, the pain in my abdomen has gotten worse. I decided that since I was already at the hospital to bring my daughter to the pediatrician for her checkup that I would just grab a copy of my pathology report...and my attitude about this all has gone considerably down hill. Can someone make sense of what this says for me? I'm trying to stay optimistic, but it is becoming increasingly difficult.
A. Cervix, 1'o'clock biopsy: -Squamo-endocervical mucosa with severe dysplasia (HGSIL, CIN 3) involving underlying metaplastic (squamous) endocervical glands. See comment. -steps sections were evaluated.
B. Endocervix, cutterage: -Mucus admixed with endocervical glandular epithelium and rare mild-moderate atypia involving metaplastic endocervical glands.
COMMENT: The tissue fragments show severe dysplasia involving underlying metaplastic (squamous) endocervical glands. The tissue fragment shows marked inflammation and fragmentation, making it difficult to adequately evaluate the stromal and glandular interface to exclude early invasion.