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Why I've not been here for a while

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Pipbin Sun 02-Oct-11 15:44:52

So, back in late July I had my letter telling me to go for my smear test.
I did so and the nurse said 'I couldn't get a good sample, expect the result to be a borderline one'. So when the letter came through saying that I had a borderline result and needed a colposcopy I wasn't too worried.
I made an appointment for one day after work and went along.

The gynaecologist asked me all sorts or questions and I said that I was TTC. She then took me though and into a room with two nurses. We ended up having a laugh and a chat all the way through, because I'm of the opinion that you have to in that kind of situation.
She used a doodad like you have when you are having your smear done but this time my cervix was up on a TV screen so I could see it too.
She sprayed it with a solution and told me that any dodgy cells would show up white.
There was a ring of white around the entrance of my cervix. She wasn't happy about this, but not worried, and called the consultant in. He said that he too wasn't worried but asked for a pipelle biopsy and an ultrasound to be done.
The pipelle biopsy was done there and then by feeding a thin wire into my womb and taking a scrape of the surface, it hurt but wasn't unbearable.
I have the ultrasound on Tuesday.

I'm not so worried as the gynaecologist and consultant weren't too worried. He said that it'll be a case of back in six months for another smear and keep a check on it.

Anyway, with all that going on TTC has been put on the back burner rather. However the arrival of a friends baby has made both of us determined to get it done!

I'll update as soon as I know anything.

razzdazz Sun 02-Oct-11 19:41:09

Really sorry to hear your news pip, hoping that your results bring the positive news that you need and you can start straight back at ttc followed quickly by a BFP.

Pipbin Sun 02-Oct-11 19:59:47

Thanks Razz.

I needed to sound off about it as much as anything.
The biopsy was before I ovulated and they said that as soon as I stopped spotting, which only took about 3 days, that I could get back on with it. So who knows, I might get one this month, would me nothing short of a miracle though.

180 Sun 02-Oct-11 21:09:06

Hi Pip, sorry to hear you are going through this. Fx for you.

Readynow Mon 03-Oct-11 16:25:42

Hi Pipbin I did wonder where you'd gone as I hadn't seen you on the bus for a while! FX all goes OK on Tuesday. I am in the last week of 2ww & for some reason have not been paying too much attention to ttc this cycle. I hope we SWI on the right days & obviously I really hope this is my month (only 8 cycles later!) But It is not all-consuming this month confused

buggerlugs82 Mon 03-Oct-11 20:07:14

Hey pip good luck with it all. You got to see your cervix hey? Impressive!!

Discolite Mon 03-Oct-11 21:01:43

Fingers crossed that there's nothing to worry about. I know two relatives who have had a dodgy smear and then on further investigation to be ok, not very scientific I know but hope it helps!

Pipbin Tue 04-Oct-11 22:23:54

Thank you all for your good wishes. They seemed to have worked!

I had the ultrasound today. I had to drink a litre of water an hour before my appointment to have a full bladder!

The sonographer was lovely and really put me at ease. There was a worrying moment when she said 'do you have both of your ovaries?' I had to tell her that I had always assumed so but had never had occasion to find out. She could find the right one but the left one was no where to be seen! Eventually she found it behind my uterus.

I also said to her that I was TTC at the moment and did everything look like it should do. She said that all looked healthy and I didn't have PCOS to which I replied 'So I've only got the cake to blame for being fat then'!

The upshot of it all was that all was fine. She explained everything to me and showed me the screen and showed me all my bits and bobs! She said that my uterus was slightly rough and that might turn into fibroids at some point but that would be nothing to worry about.

I still have to hear back from the biopsy but I am feeling confident about it now.

180 Wed 05-Oct-11 19:02:25

good for you!

Pocket1 Thu 06-Oct-11 22:22:52

Great news Pipbin us girls have a lot to content with dont we. i'm pleased you got a good result aftery your scan. and best of luck TTC smile x

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