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Colposcopy + Biopsy waiting for results... very scared.

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Colposcopy + Biopsy waiting for results... very scared.


I know there are a lot of women who are probably in the same situation but I would just like to get some advice.


I'm 29 years old and a few days ago I had a Colposcopy and Biopsy and am currently waiting for the results which I know will take a few weeks.


To say I'm terrified is an understatement. I suffer with anxiety as well, especially with my health  so it is definitly going to be a long wait.


To give you a bit of background, I have never missed a smear test since I've been able to have them, I've had a total of 3 so far, my first was clear but then it was last year where I was diagnosed with HPV but had no abnormal cells, I had a repeat one this year in the middle of May and it came back as positive again for HPV and low grade Dyskaryosis. 


I had my colposcopy done on 12th June and am waiting for the results. I know about the CIN grades but I am just terrified it is going to come back as the absolute worst or that I will cancer. 


My nurse who did the procedure told me she could see some changes and in her opinion she would think I would need treatment but could not be sure untill the results come back which I appreciate. 


Has anyone else been in this position? Or is in this position? Any advice would be appreciated x 


Hi friend! 

I was in the same boat just the other month. I had my very first abnormal PAP in February, colpo in May, LEEP just last Thursday. I'm 30 years old and was soooo confused why I was diagnosed with CIN 2/3 after having a normal PAP less than three years ago... and I always had regular PAPs!

As a fellow anxiety sufferer, I know how you're feeling. For me, I would feel better during the wait but get to feeling nervous again. Try not to think about the worst.. that's what I did too, but you know what? They did the LEEP and got ALL of it. 

You will be okay and will most certainly get through this!!

Normal smears whole life

2017 Sep last normal smear

2020 Feb ASCUS HPV+

2020 May CIN 2/3

2020 June LEEP - Cleared from HPV Infection



Thank you so much for your reply! You have really helped!

That is exactly how I am! I feel better then get nervous all over again. 

How did you find the procedure? Were you shocked with the results and seen quite quickly?

I guess another worry is that now I know the HPV could still be active etc even after this it's hard not to think about it!


I'm glad you are all okay though! Such a scary time! 


Waiting is always the worst part, but try to distract yourself.  The fact that you have stayed current on your testing works in your favor for a good result.  Most people clear the HPV in two years and have no further problems. Even if you have a higher level of CIN, a LLETZ usually clears that right up with no problems.  It is quite uncommong to have more problems afterwards--it just seems common here because, well, this is where the people with the uncommon results find each other.  You are most likely going to clear this right up, but if you get scared about worst case scenarios and look around here at how well we are all doing, and we have all faced "the worst" in some way shape or form.

HPV does, however, remain in your body indefinitely, so you will always need to stay current on testing no matter what happens now. It can lay dormant a long time and then pop up to cause problems later, so be sure to keep taking care of your health.

Stay strong!  


11/18Abnormal Pap CINIII

12/18Colpo confirmsCINIII

12/18Cold Knife cone biopsy confirms CiNIII, clear margins-doctor suggest hysterectomy

1/19 second opinion-close monitoring appropriate

5/19, 8/19 paps and colpos CIN I

2/20 Pap reveals CIN III

3/17/20 Lietz under GA

3/20/20 Diagnosed with invasice cervical cancer, no clear margins

5/12/20Radical Hysterectomy, Lymph node dissection, ovarian transposition-Staged 1B1-no further treatment needed

Follow up 9/28/20



Ali B

Hi Megan46 have you had results back yet from the colposcopy?

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