Jun 21, 2013 - 2:09 pm
I had my six month appointment with my doctor on May 31st. Since I had not had a scan for a couple of years, he ordered chest x-ray and Ct of abdomin and pelvis. Got those results last week. All results were unremarkable. My doctor did a PAP on the 31st. Yesterday, June 20th, I get a call from the office with regard to my PAP results. (I was told it only took 10 days to get results back). Of course when I called back the office was closed so I called this morning. Apparently, they found atypical cells in my sample. They must have taken it twice because how long it took for them to get back to me. I was also told that on June 18th they sent the sample in for the HPV test. I won't know those results for about a week.
My PA told me that if that came back positive, then I would probably be ordered to have a scope to check things out. My only concern is that on my CT Scan, there is a soft tissue mass near the vaginal cuff, but it has been there since 2007 without change. I probably would feel better with a PET Scan since the PET Scan in 2010 showed two masses and one had 2.4 rating (not enough to be concerned) at that time.
I get a PAP smear every six months. This is the first time that it has come back atypical since my recurrence back in 2010. The other time it was shortly after brachytherapy treatment in 2006 which could have caused the change at that time.