I had my six month follow up smear after a LLETZ for CGIN in August today. That was my second LLETZ - the first one in July was unclear at the very edge of one margin. The second one was clear.
I mentioned to the nurse that I was concerend about slight bleeding after sex, as this wasn't something that had ever happened to me before the treatment. After she did the smear, she said that she had seen what was causing this "a slightly granular area". She then went off to fetch a colposcopist, who had a further rummage about. I heard the nurse say that she hadn't been able to get a sample from inside the cervical canal, so I think that's what the colposcopist was there for (no one really explained). The colposcopist then said "there was a bit of tissue - we'll send it to the lab because we always do".
The nurse then said I would have to go back in six months to see the consultant (I knew this would be the plan before I went in today), "unless the smear result shows you need to come sooner". She did say that the fact that I got clear margins in August was a hopeful sign for a clear result this time.
So - granular tissue. Does this mean anything to anyone? Is it just a bit of scar tissue? Should I be worried? I can only find reference to it in connection with post-hysterectomy situations!