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I'm 34 and live in Wales. In 2019, I had a routine 3 year smear which showed I had HPV so I was referred to colposcopy at my local hospital. The results showed settled change, all good - the only follow up was a furhter colposcopy in a years time.
That appointment happened in the middle of August. The colposcopist couldn't see any visual changes, and said my cervix looked healthy. I'm not sure if my cervix was stained, but I don't think it was. I had a letter last Friday to say I still have high risk HPV and now have high grade change. The letter included an appointment for a biopsy in early November.
I called the colposcopy clinic and they were very helpful, explaining i'd either have a biopsy or an LLETZ, and that it can take many years to develop cancer.
But since then I've spoken to a relative who's a GP - they thought people with high grade change should be seen within two weeks and they're concerned. They also thought my cervix should've been stained, but I genuinely don't know/can't remember what happened. If a stain had been applied, would I have seen it later in my underwear?
So i'm a bit worried now and I'm not sure what to think, will waiting 5 weeks make any difference? I'm guessing it might be due to coronavirus, and I'm aware there are probably people who need to be seen more quickly than me. I should add that I haven't had any symptoms.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? I'm worried that I'm not worried enough - if that makes sense!
Apologies if I've posted twice, as a newbie I'm not that good at this!
I've been reading the Jo's Trust site since my first colposcopy last year, and the information is so helpful x