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Anyone else had severe dyskaryosis result from smear! I'm so worried!
Had a smear a week last fri and on say got a letter saying I have severe dyskaryosis, I've got a colposcopy appt 29th April which seems years away as I'm so worried! It's not the examination or treatment that scares me even tho doesn't sound pleasant! I'm so worried that they aren't going to get rid of it and I might get or have cervical cancer and die! I know I'm really dwelling on worst case scenario but I've got 3 small dc's 7, 4 and 19m, I keep thinking what if I died, my eldest is from my 1st marriage she sees her dad at weekends and hates her stepmum (so do I) and she would have to live there and he properly wouldn't want her to see her step family here anymore, how would they all cope, I'm sorry I know I'm being stupid but I can't stop getting upset. My last smear 3 years ago was fine they always have been, could cancer develop in 3 years?
I've rang and asked if any cancellations come up can they ring me but they said not many do!
If anyone has had the same can u reassure me Thanks X
My most recent smear showed severe dyskaryosis. I had a colposcopy and biopsy about a month ago. Although the biopsy results were "reassuring" I require treatment. Tomorrow I will be having a Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone (LLETZ).
Dyskaryosis is almost always caused by the Human Papillomavirus. According to the doctor who is treating me, the HPV infection rate is now around 90% of the population. There are about 40 strains of HPV but only a couple of them are strongly associated with developing cervical cancer and the rest just cause non-cancerous cell changes.
The odds are highly in your favour so try not to worry too much.
Oh thank you and good luck for tomorrow, the loop is the kind of treatment given at my hospital too, I'm really hoping they do it there and then to get it over and done with, I am a worrier and waiting around drives me crazy! Let me know how you get on, I hope it's not too painful x
hi, I had severe dyskariosis (cin iii) about 10 years ago I was also petrified! had colposcopy and then biopsy and lletz under general anaesthtic as i am a baby! I had yearly smears and I am now back to 3 yearly after testing neg to HPV. the treatment wasnt too bad and it worked. I now work in gynae and see how common this is and its rarely serious. try not to worryx
I'm the Queen of Worst Case Scenarios, neverlookback. I'm also very good at convincing others to look on the bright side. I guess that also makes me the Queen of Do as I Say, Not as I Do. PM me if it would help.
Never, I had cin 3 and laser treatment 15 years ago when my DS1 was only 3 months old. I now have DS2 and DS3, had annual smears for 10 years and am now on a 3 yearly cycle with no recurrence. It's not pleasant, but as you've been having regular smears it sounds like its been caught early. Dyskariosis is pre-cancerous changes, not cancer itself. You'll be fine, I'm sure. X
Thanks ladies I'm just a mess! My two best friends had it done 10 years ago and are fine and I'm still in such a panic! What doesn't help is I'm a sahm so spending all day on my own looking at my kids thinking what the hell would they do without me. Wish I could just go to sleep and wake up on the day of the app!
Massive good luck for you tomorrow zombie, fingers crossed for you it's all ok and done quickly, let me know how your feeling after, big hugs xxx
The clinic was running about an hour late so the nerves really went mad. But, the doctor and the nurses were lovely and put me at my ease.
The procedure itself wasn't bad at all. There was a bit of a scratch when he injected the local anaesthetic but during the procedure itself all I really felt was pressure. There was a bit of stinging / burning sensation when I sat up after it was over. That was probably just the vinegar and iodine trickling out over bits that weren't numb.
I do feel a bit battered and bruised. I've also got cramping and lower back ache but alternating ibuprofen and paracetamol is keeping all of that well under control.
Well done zombie I've been thinking of you today, thank you so much for reporting back when you've been through all that, your a true mumsnetter! Hope your soon over it, and just rest tomorrow. fingers crossed for me next week, no doubt I'll be back on here about it at some point. I've felt a lot better today so thankyou for your help xxx
Thankyou ellanjane, (Zombie) not sure if you will see this now but I hope your feeling better and are on the mend, the hospital rang this morning to say there may be a cancellation for tomorrow morning for me to take so I really hope so, I just want to get it over with and be reassured by them! They are letting me know at 3
I managed to block it out this weekend as dp was away so it was just me and the kids but my fretting came back last night!
I hope you got your cancellation appointment, neverlookback. The waiting really is difficult.
I'm feeling a lot better. The cramps and backache hung around for a couple of days but seem to be gone now. As soon as they started to disappear, the bleeding started. It's not too heavy but, being 10+ years post menopause, it's come as a bit of a shock to me... Otherwise I've just been taking it easy.
Going out for dinner tonight to celebrate my birthday so looking forward to that.
Hi yes I've had the loop thingy done. I was glad to get it over and done with but shocked it all happened so soon, he said the extent of the abnormal cells was not too bad he didn't say a level but I feel much more reassured, it's wasn't a nice procedure but dp came in with mr and the nurse was lovely, hope that's it now!
Currently in bed!! dp having today and hopefully tomorrow off to help with kids.
Just got horrible period pains now but will keep dosed up Thanks xxx