Hi ladies - I just wondered if anyone has had experience of Vault Smears after a hysterectomy?
I had my total abdominal hysterectomy in August 2013 after having abnormal smear results. I'd managed to get through my whole life without being called back but from December 2012 they've all been abnormal. The cells showed up as severe changes and 'atrophied' which my gynae says was probably because I'd just had the menopause. The histology showed HPV in my cervix and because of that the gynae said I'd have to have a vault smear at 6 and 18 months. I've just been for the first one today and now have the long wait for results. Having had so many abnormal results in the last couple of years I'm totally freaked out at the prospect of another abnormality.
Does anyone know what they actually do if a Vault Smear comes back abnormal?
Another odd thing is that a friend of mine who had a hysterectomy because of similar problems only had to have one follow up Vault Smear at 6 months yet I have to have two.
I'd be really grateful for any advice