Hey ladies, hope everyone is doing ok and not too stressed :)
I'm now at the stage of waiting for my LLETZ results to see whether they removed the whole area (apparently small 1cm) and if the LLETZ results agree with the punch biopsy which stated CIN3, although he said it's very unlikely to show more.
I was just wondering if your punch biopsy results and LLETZ results were generally the same? I have been researching A LOT of medical journals and it seems that around 65% of the time they agree exactly, and around 90% of the time they will agree within one grade, often with the LLETZ downgrading the punch biopsy result. However, I have seen quite a few ladies who have been diagnosed with CC after the LLETZ which is a bit worrying. Obviously I am now really scared my LLETZ will show more, but I am just trying to get my head around how 3 biopsies, 2 of which were taken from the abnormal area (when I went back for my LLETZ the consultant said there was hardly any abnormal cells left as they had been removed in biopsy) could have missed CC, although obviously this is possible.
My next question (sorry) is that my smear showed moderate changes, and the colposcopist said he could only see CIN2 at my appt, but then the punch biopsy stated CIN3. Is there a spectrum of CIN, by that I mean could my abnormal cells have only recently turned into CIN3?
Thank you in advance for any replies and I'm really sorry for rambling on, and thank you for anybody that feels comfortable to share their own experiences xxx