I have been trawling this site for a couple of weeks now and thought I'd post as I thought that may answer my questions (or anyone elses in the same situation) quicker than me reading through horror stories on Google!
Everyone on here seems so lovely & helpful!
I'm 25 and originally from the UK but I've just moved to Canada. I had my first smear test at the end of January this year and flew to Canada on the 7th of Feb. By the 9th, my results had been sent to my home address and I had my mum on the phone telling me my results show Severe Dyskaryosis. I was/am so freaked out. I've tried really hard to keep my mind focused on other things. I guess it helps a little with moving country!
I immediately found a colposcopy clinic here in Canada and have my appointment tomorrow afternoon.
I worked myself into a state just going for my smear a few weeks ago so I'm not looking forward to this at all. Especially because I have a male Gynocologist performing the Colposcopy. I know that should be the least of my worries but I feel so uncomfortable and worried about the whole thing anyway, and would much rather a female nurse.
There are a couple of things I'm worried about. I know this is result does not mean I have cancer but after researching Cervical Cancer so much in the last few weeks, I feel I am more at risk.
I have been on the contraceptive pill for 11 years.
I (stupidly) first had sex at the age of 14 - I know this is awful :( - So have been sexually active for 11 years
I have had 10 sexual partners. (TMI, I know - But I keep thinking this adds to the risk!)
I do not smoke and never have.
Do these things make me more at risk? What if I've had severe dyskaryosis since I was 14!? That's 11 years! Surely that would have turned into something serious by now?
I know a lot of you have had the same result and the cells have been removed but there are also a few other stories on here that worry me quite a lot.
Thanks so much in advance for any help or advice anyone can give me. I really appreciate it.