I’m writing this to share some of the feelings I have at the moment and to see if anyone can help with keeping me sane! I hope that’s ok.
I had an abnormal smear in June 2015 - was advised mild changes so was told that 6 month follow up smear was all that was needed. Went back in October and was told this smear was abnormal but no details as to what the severity was. I was referred to colposcopy which I had yesterday and they have taken a biopsy. I was quite relaxed going into the colposcopy because I didn’t think that mild changes would have worsened in so short a space of time however the consultant said that the changes were over a large area and advised me he would treat under general anaesthetic and that he would arrange an appointment before even getting the results back.
I asked if the changes were cancerous but he said he couldn’t tell until the biopsy results came back but they looked like they had worsened to possibly moderate. I didn’t feel reassured by him and it almost made me feel that he saw something that he wasn’t prepared to tell me then.
Is it normal for the decision to be made for treatment under general anaesthetic before the biopsy result? Is it significant that he wants to do it under ga as I know it can be just a local. He said the results could be four weeks and I am absolutely scared stiff now that the changes are really severe.
Can anyone shed some light on this please?
Thank you xx