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Smear test letter and colposcopy apt

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Smear test letter and colposcopy apt


I had a smear on the 28th sept, a 12 monthly one as I had positive hpv last year.

Anyway the nurse said it would take 6 weeks as there was a backlog. 1 week later the gp rang me to say there were cells that were concerning and I would get a call from colposcopy.

This has happened and the apt is this Friday but the letter has arrived in the meantime and says I have positive hpv again with abnormal changes that need treating. Shouldnt it say just investigated? Does it mean something more?

Thanks in advance



Hi Rachel

My abnormal smear letter just said “severe dyskaryosis requiring colposcopy”. When I spoke to the consultant she said that this result after means there are severe changes in the cells (precancerous) which will require treatment on the day of colposcopy. 

I suspect the changes they have seen from the smear will need some sort of treatment. Try not to overthink it....I know this is very difficult though


11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma and high grade CGIN;

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

29/8/19 Total Laproscopic hysterectomy with ovarian conservation.

26/9/19 pathology confirms NED:-)

10/3/20 1st follow up including vault smear. Biopsy of presumed granulation tissue.....awaiting results again!