I have recently been examined by my GP and told I have cervical ectopy.
I have now been referred to a gynaecologist, as all my smears have come back clear they have said it is unlikley to be anything to worry about and I will have a coloposcopy and diathermy. This is due in 4-6 weeks time.
However I am still incredably worried about the whole thing, I cannot stop my mind from jumping ahead to having been misdiagnosed and that something else will be found on examination. I am also worried that they will just do the proceedure and not check for anything else because of my clear smears but I am not assured that a clear smear is enough to confirm there is no other cause for my abnormal bleeding.
Do you have any advice on how to approach getting confirmation about the ectopy? Can I ask for a biopsy of the area if they dont offer to take one? Tend to feel so powerless in all of this, has taken 12 months to even get to this point.
I am also scared of the colposcopy itself as my last 2 smears have been so uncomfortable that my body has tried to push the speculum out!Am wondering whether going private would have any advantages, but given that is an expensive option, I really dont want to spend so much over nothing but not sure I can stand 6 weeks of over thinking it all in this way.
Any advice appreciated.