Hi everyone, new here and just looking for a bit of reassurance I suppose.
I turned 25 in September and had my first smear done in early October. I have PCOS and came off the contraceptive pill in July, more to see if my body would ovulate etc naturally. It hasn't, and I've recently been put on Metformin to try and kick start my 'natural' cycle. So after all this nonsense I just had a feeling that my results wouldn't come back all clear.
Sure enough, I had a letter telling me about cell change abnormalities, etc and I would receive a further letter with a hospital appointment for a colposcopy. My appointment was yesterday, and I got to watch on the screen where the nurse showed me the area around my cervix that was affected by HPV. It looked like quite a lot to me, and she basically told me that in her opinion I will probably need treatment but that the lab will confirm this after looking at the 2 biopsies she took.
Needless to say, I am now completely overwhelmed by all this. It's easy for them to say 'oh in young people it's usually nothing' - what if it ISN'T nothing?? Nobody seems to understand why I'm fretting about this so much because 'it's so common' and 'it'll probably just be something that they need to monitor'. I know everyone says to think positive but that's what I've been doing up until now and look where it got me. I'm not an overreacter by any stretch of the word but I am absolutely terrified about getting a letter telling me that my cells are precancerous..then what? I have to have them removed - will this make my chances of conceiving even lower than they already are?
Sorry for babbling on, I just needed to vent to people who are/have been in the same boat as I am. I hate not knowing..