I am after advise, around 12 months ago I was referred to the colposcopy clinic as I was suffering from bleeding on a couple of occasions months apart after a heavy core workout ( I have little core and muscle separation from 15 years ago giving birth), I have also on occasion had a slight spotting after sex (weirdly it is normally 12/24 hours after sex not during or straight after).
The gp saw an ectropion, I have had this on and off for years but with very little problems, anything normally came and went over the years and wasn't frequently there. so 2 weeks later I visited the specialist who examined me and noted the ectropion and asked various questions, I then had to go away with a cycle chart and keep a record for 3 months of the intermittent and post coital bleeding. (I wasn't happy as 3 months of anxiety was the worst)
I discovered that the bleeding sometimes was during mid cycle and was irritated after sex, as above. I have never had a heavy bleed or a period type bleed as such.
When I arrived back at the specialist a little before the 2 months as I was really worried about it, I phoned and they fetched my appt forward. He did another examination which still showed the ectropion and nabothian follicles, he looked over the information I had taken and advised me he would do my smear 6 months early and if that came back ok he would discharge me.
I got discharged as all was ok and came back normal, I have had smears since I was 18, the change in age came after this, so I was lucky, so I have had let's say 5 smears and all normal, on occasion the have found ectropions, some times not.
It's been 8 months and I have had very little bother, occasional spotting, I would mostly say just before period and mid cycle.
Last night (mid cycle) I had some bleeding for a few hours, only when I wiped though and it was mostly likely mixed with mucous to make it look worse, I did have a small dark red flat clot come away (I clot alot but only little ones during my period), I had sex 36 hours before.
I generally don't get bleeding any other times, only a day or so after sex for a short period.
I have visisted the doctor this morning and she has referred me again but not urgent as she said I had already been 8 months ago. I asked her if she was going to examine me and she advised it wouldn't be beneficial as she was just going to refer me anyway given the history.
I asked her if anything could have been missed (as this is my main worry, I am petrified it's CC), she said that smears can fetch things to light but don't detect other things, I am worried it could be further up as I have read the stories on here and have worked myself up over it.
I asked why wouldn't they have carried out a colposcopy last year and she said that the specialist upon examination must have been satisfied it was just the ectropion.
I am feeling very anxious and trying to google any answers and sense, can anyone offer me any advice or help?