I'm 25 and had my first smear at the end of March. My results came back last week saying they found 'severe dyskaryosis' and to arrange an appointment for a colposcopy asap. Due to the cyber attack last week my referal hadn't come in. The ladies from the doctors surgery and appointment centre managed to do a bit of investigation and got things moving again and I've just booked an appointment with the hospital for Wednesday next week - phew.
I'm struggling to talk about how I'm feeling with my friends and family. They are worried (as you'd expect), so I've been playing along and putting on a brave face for them and we've all been dancing around the elephant in the room. I'm the first of my friends to have a smear test and when I told them my result the general reaction was 'you'll be fine, its probably nothing, it's common to be misdiagnosed when you're young', is it common for severe dyskaryosis to be misdiagnosed? I don't know but my initial thoughts would be no, am I wrong to think that?
I'm trying to be positive and have read all the info about having a colposcopy that the doctors have provided (and google -curiosity got the better of me) but I still have so many worries and I feel very isolated. I'm worried that after treatment there will be complications like getting an infection and not being able to identify between what is normal recovery or if something is wrong, I know infections can happen to anyone but is it definitely obvious if something is wrong? This is proabably a silly and completely irrational question, I've never had anything like this done before so I'm feeling a bit whimpy.
Also what will happen if I get continuous 'abnormal' results that need treatment? I don't know how common this is but I am worried that multiple treatments will cause problems with fertility (this is really causing me some anxiety). When do they draw the line for treatments like LLETZ and move onto something more radical? I'm only just at the beginning of my journey but I wanted to put it out there and vent.