I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post in. I'm just very scared and really need to write about my experience and hear some opinions. Last year, I went in for my annual pap smear. I have been going in since I was 21, and I was 24 then. All pap smears had been normal, but I was once diagnosed with Chlamydia. I took medication for that and it went away (I now see that that can help aid in the development of cervical cancer).
I received a phone call explaining that I had atypical changes, was HPV+, but all I could do was wait a year and come in again. So I went in earlier this month, and the results were the same. Atypical cells and HPV. I had to schedule a colposcopy, and was absolutely terrified. I was so nervous to tell my boyfriend, but he ended up just being worried that I would be ok and wouldn't have cancer. I had the procedure done, and the doctor told me it didn't look bad at all! She said it was probably just inflammation, and my worst case senario would be low grade changes and waiting a year to have another pap smear. I was so relieved!
I received my results only 2 days later... CIN 2. I have to schedule a LEEP within the next few weeks. I am absolutely terrified that they are going to find cancer. I am also worried that if I have this procedure, the dysplasia is just gonig to return and I am going to have to have the procedure done again. I am only 26. I will most likely be married within the next few years, and I want to have children shortly after that. If I am HPV+, won't the dysplasia just come right back? Causing me to have another procedure? I fear that this is the start of a very unfortunate road...
I just want to know if others have been in similar situations and what the outcomes have been. I am welcome to hearing bad news so I can prepare myself, but also would love to hear some good news. I am just searching for a light at the end of the tunnel.