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Smear Test Results - How Long?

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Bookworm13 Mon 04-Apr-16 16:51:42

Please can someone give me some reassurance?! I'm really worried, although I have been told I shouldn't be!

I was about to have a routine cervical smear test on 22 March at my GP surgery, when the nurse spotted a small polyp on my cervix. I was told I would be referred to a Gynecologist to have it removed.

I suffer from anxiety and rang the hospital to get some more info.

I'm ashamed to say I got myself worked up into a right old state but the nurse was wonderful and after speaking to one of the Gynoeologists, told me to go up to the hosp for 4pm that same afternoon to have it removed!

I was thoroughly examined; the Doctor (who was also wonderful) said my cervix “looked fine” and that the polyp was small. I had had no symptoms from the polyp at all!

She gave me a smear test first before removing the polyp and said there was "basically 0% chance of the polyp being anything else." I am just anxious, even though they have assured me everything looked fine.

It sounds mad but as the Doc did the smear test while the polyp was still there, I'm just worried it will affect the result (although a friend said to me that the polyp could have been anywhere on my cervix.)

I was told I would have to wait about 2-3 weeks for the results but the nurse did say I could ring in a couple of weeks if I wanted to, to see if the results were back.

I rang the hospital today (13 days on) and tried to speak to the same lovely nurse but she wasn't around. Instead, they put me onto another nurse who was rather abrupt. She said my results weren't back and that it could take about 4-6 weeks!

I'm just getting a bit worked up again..! Does anybody have a similar experience and/or work in a lab and could they shed any more light on when I might hear back?

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