This is a bit of a testimonial/advice-seeking message. I had an experience recently at Adventist hospital in the gyno department, where they gave me a pap, asked some questions and pushed me on my way. It seemed pretty standard. In terms of english services, they are probably one of the most accomodating (although I haven't been to too many). I've also been told from others that the gynecology department supposed has some of the best trained doctors. Initially, The doctor that I had was a female doctor named Dr. Chen, who was cordial, slightly helpful, but mostly seemed a bit rushed. She gave me a bit of advice and told me to wait for my pap results in the mail.
Two weeks later (two days ago to be exact), I receive somewhat of a frightening message on my voicemail from a male Adventist gynecologist telling me that my pap was abnormal and that I needed to return immediately for further evaluation. When I went in, he explained to me that my papsmear results showed "moderate dysplasia"--or the precancer stage of cervical cancer. He was quite helpful with all of my questions and seemed pretty knowledgeable and reassuring about his information, which I did do further research on later. He expressed that I would need to have an operation called conization, which should eradicate the dysplasia with one procedure and to identify if the stage is potentially invasive...this is suppose to happen in a matter of weeks.
Since I have never had experience with anything remotely similar to this in my life--let alone surgery in Taiwan--it would be helpful if anyone with a similar experience or knowledge on the issue could help shine some light and put my mind a bit more at ease. Do you think i get a second opinion elsewhere, and if so, where?
Thanks for anyone's advice