Hi, I have received my smear test results and they have came back with borderline changes and hpv infection. The results have made me ill, I’ve got a colposcopy booked for the 25th April but seems along time to wait, I have also had some spotting with is worrying me even more, has anyone gone through this xx
Borderline results do not mean borderline cancerous, I know results that aren't normal are scary but please try not to fret. Borderline results are very nearly normal, some trusts are just being over cautious with high risk HPV. They won't be concerned that you have cancer now, but they will be concerned about the possibility of your cells changing into CIN and then perhaps cancer (although it seldom gets that far nowadays).
At your colposcopy they will likely examine you and have you come back in another 6-12 months for a smear. If the colposcope shows the abnormal cells up (may not be the case with borderline) they will take a biopsy to confirm the extent of abnormality. I think if lower than CIN 1 they come back clear.
Abnormal cells take 10-15 years to turn into cancer they say (most don't at all). You have caught yours at the very earliest stage and if they worsen they can be removed to prevent cancer. Borderline abnormalities often return back to normal by themselves. X
hi I got question where you awake when you had biopsy did use local anaesthetic because reason asking because my partner can’t have general anaesthetic because don’t miss in her illness since be awake since got infection in her cervix thanks.