I haven't posted here for quite a while but am posting today, partly to vent my frustration and partly to find out if anyone has experienced anything similar.
I had Loop treatment for CIN I & II back in Feb/March 2011 and my subsequent smears have been normal. Back in November 2011 I started to have a little bit of abnormal bleeding and bled a couple of times after sex, just light spotting. I put the spotting down to stress as I had just had a sudden bereavement. As my second follow up smear was due in Feb 2012 I waited until then and mentioned it to the nurse. She said she could see there was blood on my cervix but that the cervix looked normal and to wait for the results. The results came back clear so I again thought it was stress etc. Anyway the spotting continued but was not everyday and not after every time I had sex, so I put off going to my GP about it. I finaly went in August 2012 when I passed a clot the morning after I had sex and the spotting then continued for 10 days until my period. She examined me and did another smear and took some swabs for infection. She also said there was blood on my cervix and she cleaned it before she did a smear (which I thought was a strange thing to do as I thought they recommend no douching or sex before a smear because of the risk of interfering with the results). Anyway the smear was again normal and the swabs were fine, no infection.
The GP then sent me for an ultrasound, more waiting, the results of that were normal apart from the ovaries looking polycystic. The GP didn't think this would cause the bleeding so finally referred my to gynaecology. Fast forward to January 2013 and I had my appointment on the 2nd, where the decision was taken to refer me for a colposcopy because of my history, although they again said my cervix looks normal. I was told i would hear quickly but as I still hadn't heard by today (and i know these things can get lost) i chased the consultants secretary, only to be told that the refrral to colposcopy hasn't been processed because the typing secretary is off sick!!! Apparently it won't be done until she gets back. Unbelievable!
I'm now bleeding or spotting more days than not and I have developed awful backache that comes and goes. I feel so tired all the time and have felt faint and nauseous often recently. I know the chances of CC are low especially given the clear smears, but I am just so cross that my colposcopy referral is just sat on someones desk whilst I am having to deal with this day in day out.
Thanks for reading