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I'm not one for usually writing in forums, and certainly never thought i'd be writing about this. i'm sorry for waffling but i like for people to have all the information and understand it.
I'll be 31 in July and no children. 3 cats and partner of 3 years in July.
i have the mirena coil, second one i've now had for over a year. All fine.
No periods which since having the coil is normal, nothing abnormal, except a little heavy discharge but put that down to hormonal.
Regular smears since 25, all healthy and ok.
Went for my current smear January 2020, letter back to confirm HPV - basically abnormal cells and to have a colposcopy.
Called to clinic February 2020 for Colposcopy - Dr/Consultant thought it could be CIN 2, but wasn't sure and showed me on screen what the HPV looked like. Took a biopsy and sent results off.
March2020 received a letter saying CIN 3 and including treatments. Due to covid 19, not able to get in to get coil removed but the clinic helpline said i could keep it in and if need be the dr would simply snip my strings.
1st Apri 2020 l i had the letz procedure, cells removed sent of to be tested, cervix numbed and strings of coil snipped. Dr was surpsied with results of CIN3 but we agreed this is why we have these tests in place to identify it early. It felt like a sharp period pain when she numbed cervix first couple of times after that - didn't feel a thing. Felt fine afterwards.
21st April 2020 - received a call, explaining basically due to covid 19, wouldnt usually do it this way but tryingt to limit people going to the hospital. was i happy to continue. I was asked my understanding so far, it was then confirmed test results showed it was cancer. they think they got it all but theres two options to have the letz procedure repeated to be doubly sure or hysterectamy but lots of things are facted in first before this happens. I said i was happy to have letz procedure done again and a bit more of my cervix removed. I have to have an MRI scan to check it hasn't spread and check my hips/lypm nods? She mentioned something begining with A and small. She then went on to say i'll have MRI as soon as possible then lets procedure in 3 - 4weeks which is about right as they advise 6 weeks healing process. once scans are back a multi displanry team gets together with myself to discuss options. She said scanning department would get in touch and i'd get everything in writing.
Scanning department called within 15 minutes and i am booked in for Thursday 30th April to have a full MRI and chest x ray too.
So i've told my parents, my partner and a couple of close friends. I've told everyone not to panic until we get full information so we can handle this,
My questions are really - has anyone else had the same experience?
How long after MRI scan - did you get full information/diagnosis?
Should I discuss my fertility options?
Thank you in advance.
Take care and stay safe.