i just wondered if anyone had experience of being referred to have a colposcopy for reasons other than an abnormal smear? I have been having irregular bleeding since September, enough that I have to wear a pad every day, as I am never really sure what will happen from day to day... i've had ultrasounds, blood tests and swabs, all they have revealed is a low iron count (not surprising since I am losing blood all the time). I have always just assumed it was cervical ectropion - (because my friend had the same symptons). But a couple of weeks ago I finally got referred to see a gynocologist, who completely freaked me out, she said it was unlikely to be ectropion, that she wanted me to have an urgent colposcopy, started throwing around the idea of ruling out something sinister etc etc, when I asked her if I could request a female consultant to do the colposcopy, she said that might take 5/6 weeks, and she didnt want me to wait that long, which is fine by me, I want to get this ordeal over with as soon as possible. Also (and this might be to much information) when she pulled the speculum out, her gasp of horror as blood came pouring out didnt really help (the amount of blood that came out also really shook me up... has anyone else had this happen to them after an examination)?
So I got my date through, I was expecting it to be within a couple of weeks, judging by the gynocologists reaction, but it is not until 21st March, should I be concerned enough to go and have this done privately, and get it over with? Does anyone have any idea of how much it might cost? or even how to go about looking for somewhere to have it done? and if it is something serious can I be treated on the NHS? I could probably afford a colposcopy, but anything else is just not possible. There is very little information online from people who have been referred to have a colposcopy because of irregular bleeding, and what their outcome is. I feel a bit of a fraud asking this question on this forum, because all the posts I have read have come from an abnormal smear, which is an early indicator of cancer, (i think), but I am just floating around completely in the dark, it could be something really minor, or really serious, and of course once you start googling.... i have driven myself crazy with worry, and its only been a couple of weeks...if anone has any advice it would be much appreciated.