Anyone else had this happen, I had a smear and HPV test on March 13th – results for smear were normal but HR HPV type 16 was detected. I was sent for colposcopy and the consultant said he could only see changes from the HPV and even showed me the picture which didn’t show much. He has since written to me with my biopsy results to say that there are mild changes indicating CIN1 and for me to go back in 6 months for a smear and colposcopy.
My question is – why didn’t the smear come back as abnormal or mild if CIN1 has been found or are the changes so mild that they haven’t affected the smear results yet?
It’s quite confusing. This forum is great but I guess we all spend too much time on google!