Hello I am new here and have been very touched by the comments and support offered by the forum,
I am 24, had my first smear on the 16th December and it has come back with borderline changes and evidence of high risk HPV.
I am very anxious regarding my sexual health anyway and have been going to Sexual Health screenings ever since I was about 17 visiting once or twice per year just to be safe and further times if I felt there were any abnormalities. Everytime I have been sent away with an everything is fine - you appear very healthy message and the nurse who did my smear also explained this was the case and that my cervix all appears fine and that the worse case scenario (which was receiving the letter with this request for further examination) wasn't likely to happen to me.
I had my postal results on the 30th December with the HPV diagnosis and advice that I should wait for the hospital to contact me regarding an appointment for colposcopy, but I am yet to hear anything regarding this. I expect that due to christmas and New Year my results have just fallen at that time of year when there is a backlog for these things but how soon should I expect contact?
I am nervous about this as I have pains in my hips and I suffer severe pain during sex (to the point where I have stopped having sex with my partner), but I am trying to avoid reading too much into everything as I don't want to cause myself to worry about it.
If anyone has any advice on how long I could be waiting or if I should try contacting the hospital it would be really appreciated...