I am looking for some advice/reassurance or similar experiences with my situation, I am very very nervous so please be kind! :-)
I had my first baby when I was just 25 so had not had any smear tests beforehand.
During one of my follow up appointments with a midwife following my LO's birth she told me not to have a smear test for at least 12 months as it would almost certainly come back as abnormal. I have now been told that this information is inaccurate which I am very annoyed about :-/
Anyway, I went for my first smear and the results came back inadequate, unable to test the sample. So I booked for a second smear, again, inadequate.
I went for a third smear and the nurse read some notes that the lab tech testing my samples had put on the system. The notes said that there were a high number of polymorph cells present in the sample which meant they were unable to get an accurate result.
She explained she was going to do a cervical clean! To try and get a better sample. So fast forward a week, and I have just received the results in the post today, INADEQUATE!
The letter explained I would receive an appointment for a colposcopy in the next five days and I am absolutely terrified :-(
So my questions are, has anyone else had a similar experience? Does the high number of polymorph cells mean I am at a higher risk of cervical cancer? What do polymorph cells even mean?
Thank you all in advance xxx