I'm thoroughly bemused by my colposcopy and the whole process behind it and would be very grateful if anyone could shed some light!
I've been having abnormal bleeding post sex for well over a year now, first went to the doctors about it in October 2013, was told it was nothing to worry about. Kept happening on and off and I finally went back to the docs in June 2014 to demand investigation. I had a smear (plus all the usual) and everything came back negative.
I was diagnosed with cervical ectropion by my GP and sent for a colposcopy to get it treated. However during my colposcopy they did a punch biopsy which completely threw me, as I thought that as my smear test was negative I had nothing to worry about. Anyway, they said if the biopsy was clear then we could start DISCUSSING treatments for my cervical ectropion (I thought I'd be treated there and then!)
Anyway, over 6 weeks since my biopsy and being told to 'just wait' by my GP for the results I cracked and phoned the coloposcopy clinic who told me that my biopsy had detected abnormalities and I would be called in for a repeat smear in november. The lady on the phone was a receptionist and didn't even realise I'd been for a biopsy at first, clearly didn't have any information (or care) about my medical history, and I didnt even know what questions to ask.
Now I am panicking. What does abnormalities mean? Why do I have to go back for a smear rather than another biopsy when my smear was clear and it was the biopsy that showed results - and I only went for a colposcopy due to my cervical ectropion, not due to the smear!
No-one has even mentioned the ectropion but now I'm sat here thinking.... have I just been told I might be on the way to having cancer? Why has no-one explained anything to me? What can I do to get some answers? And what even are my questions?! I'm so confused and really struggling :(