It’s my first forum topic here - apologies in advance if I’m in the wrong forum, or if I seem to expect a diagnosis when I know that’s impossible. Some reassurance would be nice though
Following a smear which showed high-grade dyskariosis (in November), I had a colposcopy/ LLETZ last month, and the result of that came back last week showing moderate precancerous abnormality (CIN2), not requiring any further treatment. I am to come back in 6 months for a smear and HPV test.
Now ever since the smear result I’ve been worrying, and that only increased over the last week. I am reassured that the cervix is now being monitored and under control, but what I worry about is the other damage that HPV can cause. Basically, I can only have contracted it from my husband, and our relationship also involved anal and oral (sorry,TMI).
Now I feel like it’s just a matter of time until something happens in those areas.
In particular, I’m a long-time sufferer of an anal itch (which does come and go though), which I normally put down to chronic candida infection (that’s never been diagnosed, but I do notice it flares up when I take antibiotics for example).
Also, over the last month, I’ve been feeling an unusual sensation of rectal fullness, which again comes and goes. But once again, when I’m more sensible, I self-diagnose this as a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (which of course can be caused by anxiety!)
I’m making an appointment to see my GP soon (once the LLETZ-induced bleeding has stopped), and hopefully, hopefully, nothing will be found. BUT:
Am I crazy to think that because of the colposcopy findings I’m now doomed to develop sinister stuff in the anal (and oral) area?? Can I request that I get regular screenings? I’ve looked online and have only learned that having had abnormal cervical results means one is at a higher risk of developing anal/ oral/ throat cancers.
Very grateful for any thoughts at all!
November 2015 - Cervical smear, result: high-grade dyskariosis
January 2015 - Colposcopy & LLETZ. Result: moderate pre-cancerous abnormality (CIN2). No further treatement required, Next smear in 6 months.