Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
Firstly, this is not the worst Pap smear you have had !
CIN 1 and CIN 2 are considered worse off than this one.
Yes, HPV infection and perimenopause both can contribute to the inflammation that is obscuring the vision.
However, I fail to understand why has it been reported to be - satisfactory for evaluation.
If the smear is satisfactory for evaluation, in that case, it cannot be obscured !
Can you upload the exact report ?
There is no cause for concern, because having reviewed your history and previous smears, this one is better than you could have expected.
Just have the colposcopy for complete reassurance.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
Patient replied :
The reason why I say it is worse is that the other reports came back as ASCUS, not LSIL and no dysplasia was found. So I feel that now I am on my way to developing Cervical Cancer. I am truly terrified! The information that I provided here is all I have so far. What is the chance that my Colop next week will show Cervical Cancer? I am very worried because of my compromised immune system due to my thyroid issues. Exhausted in fact!