I'm new here and looking for some advice.
In 2012, I was referred for a Colposcopy as I was bleeding and finding sex painful. I was told I had cervical erosion. The following year I was 'spotting' and the doctor diagnosed me with a UTI. This happened quite a few times and eventually I was referred for a Cystoscopy, during which they found no abnormalities.
In the last 6months I've started 'spotting' again. Again I was tested for UTI's which came back clear. I made another appointment with the doctor this morning to get checked out. I couldnt remember when I last had a smear and was then told that it was back in 2011. I should have had a smear test last year but as I didn't receive the letter telling me this the doctor assumes it was lost in the post. So she offered to give me a smear test then and there.
However, I knew the instant she inserted the speculum that there was something wrong. It was very painful and I could also tell by the look on the doctor's face that something was not right. She told me that there was quite a bit of blood, and in the end she had to use about 4 brushes. She also had a feel inside & said she couldn't feel a mass.
I won't get my smear test results for a few weeks but in the meantime have been referred back for a colposcopy. I was quite worried to begin with as I seem have recurring problems, but the amount of blood during the smear was unexpected and has made it ten times worse.
I just wondered if anyone had experienced anything similar? Or had any advice?