I'm 22. So I had one abnormal pap smear. Followed up 6 months later - was told I had ascus, then colposcopied and biopsied. My biopsy came up clear.
That last pap was about 8 months ago. I wanted to pay off my hospital bill before getting another pap. Then out of the blue, a week ago, the clinic called me /at work/ to tell me that they had pulled my pap - the one from 8 months ago - HAD MISREAD IT and I needed to come in for a colposcopy and LEEP because I have atypical glandular cells. I barely kept myself from crying at work.
So this is on a see and treat basis - I may or may not need LEEP depending on how my doctor thinks my cervix looks. I've read every reliable source I could find.
I'm scared. My issues are:
1) I don't have any kids yet - LEEP can cause pre-term birth/miscarriage
2) I can't have sex for 3 weeks to a month
3) they're basing this on an 8 month old pap
4) my biopsy came up CLEAR
5) I don't want anymore chunks of my cervix taken out - it hurt enough the first time! (biopsy)
I realize the AGCUS diagnosis is more severe. At the same time - I'm young, healthy, and chances are there's nothing wrong. I'm thinking of telling the doctor I want the colposcopy, but will only do the LEEP with a follow up. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated