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LSIL result - can someone please explain

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LSIL result - can someone please explain

Hello everyone


I had a cervical screen in Jan 2018 the results showed a LSIL hpv positive (not 16 or 8) and repeat test in one year. I am about it have my second test next week and am very scared.


Can someone help me to understand the results ?  I have read many posts of people saying this is not cancer but can turn into cancer? I have also seen many posts of people having LSIL and then having another screen and finding it was cancer... how does this work as I thought it took many years for these cells to turn into cancer? I am just  bit confused 



25 January 2018: Cervical screen: LSIL 

Repeat test in one year

11 December 2018: repeat cervical screen: LSIL 

29 January 2019: colposcopy with biopsy 

Jools1969's picture

LSIL or CIN1 are very mild changes to the cervical cells, mostly caused by HPV 16 or 18. It’s highly unlikely for it to have progressed into CC (cervical cancer) within a year, as it is slow progressing and needs to go through several stages (you’re at the first stage) before it may reach that far, taking 10-15 years. Furthermore, not all women whom are diagnosed with LSIL will progress, with 95% will revert to normal (-1% will progress to CC). So it is rare. 

Try not to frighten yourself by reading too much online, as everyone‘s experience is different and may have other issues or circumstances different to you.


1996 PCOS & bicornuate uterus

1998 laparoscopic ovarian drilling

1999 IUI fertility treatment 

2012-2014 3 positive smears at CIN1 with HR HPV, but 3 negative colposcopies

2015 1 negative smear, back to 3 yearly screening

May 2018 positive smear at CIN3

June 2018 LLETZ: inflammation at 6mm

Aug 2018 LLETZ: CIN3 without satisfactory clear deep margins at 12 mm

Oct 5th 2018 LAV Hysterectomy - HPV abnormal cells only

Nov 2018 1st Gardasil 9

Jan 2019 2nd vaccine dose

April 2019 Vault smear 

May 2019 3rd vaccine dose

June 2019 No VAIN but HPV active


LSIL is very low grade cells...If they just had you come back in a year to re-look, they are probably not concerned because those LSIL abnormal cells could disappear on their own...So instead of getting the 3 year come back like you are suppose to, they want you to come back yearly to monitor them thats all... some of them it is every 6 months to see if they disappear on their own depending on what type of HPV it is I guess...It takes 10-15 years for LSIL abnormal cells to turn into cancer and with you not having the HPV 16 or 18 it is probably not the HPV that will turn  into cancer. .I did research on it as well, and majority of HPV don't turn into cancer but  the 16 or 18 types do.