Re: lab refuses records; and the LSIL rollercoaster
I also recently had my first abnormal pap. My pap came back 3 months ago as LGSIL. I went in a month ago for a colpo/ punch biopsy. That came back as CIN III/ CIS (Carcinoma in-situ) although my ECC came back benign. My gyn wanted to schedule a cold knife cone biopsy for two weeks later.
The story can get much longer, but basically, there was NO communication between my doctor and I. After I finally got a nurse on the phone, I asked questions for 30 minutes. She then said "would you like to schedule a consult with the doctor before your surgery?" I eagerly said "yes". After sitting with her in her office for about an hour she got anxious to go home and scheduled my CKC with less than 24 hours to go.
I scheduled with another Dr and had colpo done with her (without biopsy) and scheduled a CKC with her for less than a week later. It has now been less than a week since I had my CKC. My doctor called me with the results yesterday. She got clear margins (i.e., it looks like she got all of the abnormal cells) and it turns out I was a CIN II, not CIN III.
My point is, ..yes, get the colpo. A pap is only 80% accurate and you'd rather be safe than sorry. I was told that I could have had abnormal changes for years without detection on the pap simply because the wrong area was smeared. With a colpo, the doctor can actually see where the changes are.