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hello just looking for advice



I'm 31 years old and yesterday 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 scared is an understatement. I have never missed a smear test, I've had a total of 6 so far, (which my nurse says was a lot for my age)my first 2 clear but then 2 years ago it came back with abnormal changes , I had a repeat one that year and it came back as normal another one 6months later coming back abnormal baring in mind at this point i did voice concern to my dr as i began to have irregular bleeding and back pain but every time she looked at my cervix i was told it looked healthy then my 6th smear came back again abnormal.


Finally yesterday they investigated further and I had my first colposcopy done and If im completely honest i don’t know what to think or feel. The doctor who done my procedure says let’s hope it’s just viral so does that mean i have hpv? as my last smear only says abnormal cells and no hpv. i don’t feel she gave me a lot of information and i was all over the place i don't think i would have took it in anyway but i'm now left worried and anxious i can’t sleep i can’t eat all i’ve done is cry! i’m an emotional wreck lol i suppose i’m just looking to find anyone who is or has been in my position and could offer any advice ? would be much appreciated 💕





Hello, Rosie!

First of all, I am so sorry that you find yourself here and scared.  The waiting is the absolute worst part, and it is hard to distract yourself no matter how much you know that is the best thing to do.  


Try not to be worried.  Facts are on your side here and try to let them replace your fear.  You have stayed current on your testing, so that is a huge factor in your favor.  Your doctor did not seem to see anything alarming in your colposcopy (there is usually a noticeable shift in the  tension of the room if they actually see something), so that is good.  As for having HPV, it is possible and maybe even likely with abnormal cells, but remember that almost all people with HPV, even high risk HPV clear it within two years with no problems.  It is possible to have an abnormal test without HPV, but again, since you have stayed current on testing, the data is on your side.

I know this is hard, but try to distract yourself until your results come in. As much as worrying about it feels like a productive activity, it just isn't going to get you any answers and the internet does not hold them either.  Try to focus on doing things you enjoy.  If you start worrying take a walk or listen to some music.  The answers are in the results to your test and there is just nothing at all you can do until you get them.

Take heart though that the facts are on your side. And we are here to support you through this, no matter what.


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



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