Wondering if anyone has been in my boat? I got a letter saying my routine smear had showed abnormalities after a routine smear (my first - I'm 25). When I arrived at my colposcopy appointment, the gyno consultant said, before she had even examined me, that the changes were severe, and at the highest end of severe possible. She also made a comment about them being so severe they were 'on the borderline' but didn't really explain what that means. From reading online this makes me think she meant CIN3. I had an LLETZ, where she removed 7mm of tissue. I was told that I have to wait for results once they send the tissue off to the lab. During the consultation the doctor said I was very lucky I came when I did as the changes were so severe, and that my friend who nagged me to book my smear 'saved my life'. During the appointment she said that I may have to have a second LLETZ depending on if they got all the abnormal cells.
When I called the doctor the next day just to clarify everything, I asked if this meant that I don't have cervical cancer. She said she didn't know, the changes were very very severe and I would need to wait (4 - 6 weeks!!) for the lab results to come back.
I am now really scared and worried as it feels now like I am waiting for cancer results?? Which isn't what the doctor said during the consultation. I thought cancer was something you either had or didn't have (ie the cells are either cancerous or not) but now I am not so sure?
Has anyone else been in the same boat? Not sure at all what is going on and obviously feeling v anxious.
any thoughts welcome!!