I am new here and hope I am alright posting this here.
So, my story so far. I am 25 and was diagnosed with high grade dyskaryosis following my first ever smear test a month ago. I was then referred for a colposcopy a week later and whilst there I was treated for the abnormal cells with a large loop excision (LLETZ) and they took a biopsy, which I am waiting on the results of. This was 11 days ago. Following the treatment I had quite sever pain, like period pain for the first two days and a reddy discharge. About 8 days later the discharge started to change to a watery brown colour and I was having some sharp reacurring pains in my lower abdomen. By Thursday (10 days after treatment) it got heavier and I was having to change the pad nearly every hour. As well as this it became very smelly (disgusting I know! Sorry!)
I rang the gynecology clinic where I had the treatment done to ask for some advice and the nurse I spoke to just said to see how it went. By today it had become even more unpleasant in smell and a very dark brown/yellow colour. I also had what felt like period pain. I rang NHS 111 and they advised me to go and see a Doctor at the local out of hours clinic (as it is a Saturday)
The doctor did a vaginal examination, which I am so sick of now as I find them terribly uncomfortable and invasive and it wasn’t a nice experience as the discharge smelt really offensive and was very heavy! I felt so embarrassed, particualry as it was a male doctor (albeit a very nice one). He took a swab and then did an abdominal examination and said I have a pelvic infection. He has prescribed me with augmentin and metrondazole, both of which I have to take 3 times a day for a week. I will get the results of the swab Tuesday.
Anyway, I am sorry for the long message I just feel I need to talk to some and get some advice. My partner is not very sympathetic and doesn’t really understand. He keeps telling me off for worrying and thinks I should just be fine but I am so fed and tired. I know I am not seriously ill but I am also a primary school teacher so I have so much on. He doesn’t want me to take the antibiotics as we are both vegan and try and stay away from pharmaceuticals. I will of course be taking them regardless as I am worried about the infection spreading. Has anyone else had a pelvic infection or a similar experience?
I am really worrying about everything and feel really low and fed up I have also read some stuff online about how a LLETZ can increase the risk of problems conceiving or carrying a baby full term and now that I have an infection I am even more worried about this. Can anyone offer me any help or advice?
Many Thanks in advance and again apologies for the rant!