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Results - Cervical Screening Awareness Posted on 17 Jun 2020

💕 Cervical Screening Awareness Week 💕

Today we’re looking at: ‘What do my cervical screening results mean?’

🏠 Depending on your result and where you live, you may be asked to:
* come back for cervical screening in 1 year
* come back for cervical screening in 3 years
* come back for cervical screening in 5 years
* have some more tests at colposcopy.

💫 No HPV found:
What it means:
You don’t have high-risk HPV.
Next steps:
If you live in England or Wales, you will be invited for cervical screening in:
* 3 years if you are age 25 to 49
* 5 years if you are age 50 to 64.

💫 HPV found – no cell changes found:
What it means:
You have high-risk HPV, but you do not have changes to your cervical cells.
Next steps:
You will be invited for cervical screening in 1 year, to check the HPV is gone. If you get this result 3 times in a row, you will be invited to colposcopy for more tests.

💫 HPV found – cell changes found:
What it means:
You have high-risk HPV and cervical cell changes.
Next steps:
You will be invited to colposcopy for further tests.

💫 Inadequate:
What it means:
You sometimes get this result if the sample could not be tested properly, does not have enough cells or if the cells cannot be seen properly under a microscope.
Next steps:
Repeat cervical screening after 3 months.

When will I get my cervical screening results? You should get your cervical screening results within 4 weeks after your test, but it can take longer. Getting your results early or later does not affect what the result is, but we know it can be worrying. If you are concerned, speak with your GP or call the Jo’s Trust Helpline on 0808 802 8000.

✉️ How will I get my cervical screening results? You should always get your cervical screening results letter in the post. If you don’t get a letter within the timeframe your GP surgery gave you, you may want to ring them. If your sample needed further investigation or you need more tests, the hospital may contact you with your results.

 

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