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Confusion from Colposcopy

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Limiya52
Confusion from Colposcopy

Hi everyone,

So yesterday finally was my Colposcopy appointment (NHS).
I went in and the Dr explained to me that because my smear only showed low grade dyskariosis, that i had absolutely nothing to worry about.

I explained to her that i have been having some constant abdominal pain, and before i could finish the sentence she put her hand up to cut me off and said 'no no, that's not related at all to this.'
I told her that i beg to differ as i never have pain and it's sharp pains around the cervix area, she again dismissed it as 'not relevent' and that i should have to go through my GP to investigate it.
I told her my GP had told me to bring it up here at this appointment. She just shook her head and told me 'Smear says low grade. Nothing to worry about'.

So i have the colposcopy procedure, and she says she see's a spot by the 'center'(?) of the cervix and she was going to take a biopsy of it.

Once completed, she leaves me with the nurses so i don't get to ask her any questions.
I quiz the nurses as to if it looks worse or bad on the screen? The nurse told me just that one spot she biopsied and it didn't look too bad. Whatever that means.

 

Now i have to wait 6 weeks for the results to see if i need any treatment. I'm betting i will need a Lletts treatment.

Now i'm back home, i haven't had any bleeding at all. Just a bit of yellow from the dye and paste they used.
But the biggest thing i've noticed is since she took that biopsy, I DO NOT HAVE THAT SHARP PAIN ANYMORE!!!
I mean, now i know it must be related. Is this possibly a sign of CGIN and not CIN?

Does anyone else have a similar experience this? or any advice?

Thanks,

March 2019 - low grade dyskaryosis.

April 2019 - colposcopy and punch biopsy.

Awaiting results

WorrierbyNature

I really wouldn't worry - she probably took off a little cyst.  I get twinges from my cysts.  If you had CGIN I am pretty sure she would see it.  The smear test is not a diagnostic test - thats what the colposcopy does so don't worry and take what the gynaecologist told you as the actual situation - forget the smear result now you've had the colposcopy as its not diagnostic, just basic test to highlight people who would benefit from colposcopy.  

Abnormal Smear after 11 years

ASC-H Result on Smear

Colposcopy - biopsies done for safety but no visible lesions

Limiya52

Thanks for your reply. You're so positive and very helpful.

I know I must sound like I'm overreacting and I probably am, but it's only cause I've  ever had constant aching before or those kind of sharp pains so it's scary 

Again thanks so much.

It's the wait for results that is scary. It means my mind will wonder all the time.

March 2019 - low grade dyskaryosis.

April 2019 - colposcopy and punch biopsy.

Awaiting results

Missydee

Hi Limiya,

I had stomach pain for years, I missed 1 smear but I can't remember why so I'm guessing I was on my period at the time so it slipped my mind which is so bad of me! I was back and forth to the doctors regarding my stomach pain. I also struggled going to the loo for a number 2 and was constantly bloated. Took laxatives to unblock me but it never seemed to fully satisfy my body because I was still in pain even when I was empty. I got called up for a smear again so I went straight for it. Unfortunately for me mine came back severely abnormal and hpv present which has never shown up before. Anyways I had my LLETZ 3 weeks ago and all my pain has gone! I'm also now going to the loo regularly without the need for laxatives! My consultant said the same that stomach pain isn't related which is so strange! Everyone's stories/symptoms aren't the same though but you know your own body and your own intuition so if something doesn't feel right please be persistent or even request to see someone else for a 2nd opinion. 

Good luck

Hugs x

  • 17th December smear results by post - high grade severe dyskaryosis

27th December punch biopsy, I was refused LLETZ treatment  due to heart condition so waiting for another appointment.

8th of January biopsy results - CIN 1 & 2  HPV positive strain 16.

LLETZ booked in for 21/3.

LLETZ under GA.

Waiting on results due in 4 weeks.

LLETZ results showed CIN 2 & 3 with clear margins.

Limiya52

Thanks Missydee,

That's the problem isn't it? You feel like something is wrong, and the pain is not the norm, yet you get dismissed as irrelevent.

The pain is much less than it was about a month ago, and the sharp pains have almost all but disappeared. It's weird as it changed over time from constant dull aching all over the abdomen to sharp shooting pains around the cervix area. Perhaps it is related to the HPV virus being active and maybe everything becomes inflamed? I'm clutching at straws but it's crossed my mind.

I'll see what the results from the colposcopy are like. If they are not bad, then i will push for further investigation as it could be something else.
I just feel like it's related because the pain and the abnormal smear happened around the same time. Bit of a coincidence to me.

Thanks and ((hugs))

March 2019 - low grade dyskaryosis.

April 2019 - colposcopy and punch biopsy.

Awaiting results

Missydee

Hi Limiya,

No problem & fingers crossed for you that you get everything sorted, keep us updated.

Hugs x

  • 17th December smear results by post - high grade severe dyskaryosis

27th December punch biopsy, I was refused LLETZ treatment  due to heart condition so waiting for another appointment.

8th of January biopsy results - CIN 1 & 2  HPV positive strain 16.

LLETZ booked in for 21/3.

LLETZ under GA.

Waiting on results due in 4 weeks.

LLETZ results showed CIN 2 & 3 with clear margins.

Limiya52

I just arrived home to a letter on the mat from the NHS.

It's been a week since I had the colposcopy and biopsy, so when I saw this letter I absolutely was convinced that it must be my results and therefore it must be awful to be returned so quickly.

I sat down and as I was opening the letter I noticed my hands were shaking. 

Luckily it was just a copy of the letter from the gyneacologist to my Dr saying the following:

'On colposcopy assessment there was a small area of tiny aceto white consistent with hpv cin1. I have done a punch biopsy and I shall write to you with the result and management plan.'

So... this is good right? If she thought it was worse, she would have said that? Is this normal to send a copy of the letter to me?

My heart is still pounding and I almost cried when I read it cause I was convinced it was my results.

((Hugs))

March 2019 - low grade dyskaryosis.

April 2019 - colposcopy and punch biopsy.

Awaiting results

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