Diagnosis by colposcopy: Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia II/III (CIN II/III)

If a woman who has undergone colpscopy +/- biopsy has been diagnosed Cerbical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN), it means that the cells of the cervix are abnormal and have changed in appearance. For example, CIN I denotes mild changes, CIN II and CIN III denote moderate and severe changes respectively.

If your colposcopy report shows CIN II/CIN III, this means that you have moderate/ severe cervical cells changes, and you have been given the apporpriate treatment in the hosptial or specialist clinic. In the meantime, you need to have regular and more frequent follow-up cervical smears to monitor your condition.

According to the 'Guideline on the Management of Abnormal Cervical Cytology' published by the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist, after colposcopy you will need repeat smear tests evety 6 moths until you have 3 consecutive normal cervical smears. Then, you will need annual cervical smear for the next 10 years. If all the cervical smears are normal, you will need to continue lifelong cervical screening every 3 years.