5 years later...

Hi everyone, 

As you can see from my signature I had LLETZ treatement 5 years ago. Thankfully, no cancer, but Stage 0 carcinoma in situ. I was so worried at the time, I ended up getting alopecia (thankfully only in one place which has since grown back!). 

Back then, I was uneducated on CC symptoms. For about 2 periods I had spotted light pink blood between cycles for maybe 2-3 days. I literally thought nothing of it and it was pure luck I was due my 3 year smear which caught it just in time.

Fast forward 5 years and I am worried again and basically just want to speak to people because it helped so much before. I'm clockwork with my periods and before my last one, I started getting brown spotting about 10 days before I was due on. Naively perhaps I said to my partner "gosh I'm starting my period early this month". I actually spotted brown for 10 days and came on my period on my due date. My next period is due in a week. However, again (it started 8 days ago) I have had brown spotting, but this time it has got heavier. Today when I wiped, it would warrant using a tampon and there was some fresh blood in there too, but mostly dark brown. I'm not due on for 7 days, this has been happening for 8 days straight so started 2 weeks before next due date. My partner says perhaps I'm just starting early, but I know my periods and I know my body never does this.

I've obviously booked myself in with my GP and have an appointment Tuesday morning. I am going to plead they give me a smear as I am back on 3 yearly checkups after the 6 month was all clear after my LLETZ so not due one until 2020. My last smear was clear 18 month ago, however I am worried because these were my symptoms last time, but the bleeding is a lot more and certainly alot more this month than last month between cycles. 

I'm not sure what I am asking for from you all really, it was just a comfort writing on here all those years ago so thought I would return. Am I over thinking this? Would prefer your complete honesty.

Thanks in advance,

Jenna