Last year my wife had an abnormal smear which came back with CIN 1, so a follow up appointment was scheduled for a year's time. She had that recently (a couple of months late) and smear came back high abnormality so she had a LLETZ treatment. Follow up letter said she had CIN3 so she now needs to go back in 6 months.
I have read various things about CIN3 and the success rate in treating (and the likelihood of developing into cancer) however I am still worried if this treatment hasn't worked and what the impact will be. I read an old post elsewhere on this forum that said as long as you keep going to follow up appointments and have recommended treatment you aren't at higher risk of developing cervical cancer, even with CIN3?
I appreciate that this is all preventative. I am however still worried, as I suppose is normal to be, on what may happen if the abnormal cells return and if treatment next time is unsuccessful (or the time after etc if it keeps coming back) and what the impact on our having children may be (I gather my wife will be likely to suffer from preeclampsia anyway, which I understand may make pregnancy difficult).
I suffer from health anxiety so I worry more than normal people and I would greatly appreciate some feedback from the nurses about my concerns above. It hasn't helped that the abnormal cells were apparently not visible (as were inside the cervix) so inside my mind I can't help by wonder how they knew how to get them all? But again, this is probably my irrational mind talking.
Thank you and sorry for the little ramble. The work everyone does on this forum is amazing and of huge comfort to people, myself included.