I haven't posted before, but my colposcopy is in a couple of hours and I'm feeling really nervous! After suffering with post coital bleeding last year for three months I finally went to the doctor and asked if it might be a good idea to bring my smear forward (only a month, but I still thought it would be worth it!). The nurse who performed my smear initially said that my cervix 'looked perfectly healthy', but after she used the brush for the smear she looked incredibly shocked. She told me not to be alarmed by the amount of blood that I'd see, but it was hard not to, it was running down the brush towards her hand and when she removed the speculum it was covered in blood.. :( (Sorry for the graphic overshare there by the way!)
She sympathetically said not to be surprised if I had an abnormal result, as her instincts told her something wasn't quite right.. and when my results eventually came I was told it is mild dyskariosis and I tested positive for HPV, so I'd need a colposcopy.
I guess what I'm feeling nervous about is, I know it's only mild dyskariosis and that might not mean as much as moderate or severe, but does the fact I've been bleeding SO much beforehand change things? I know we're all built differently, but I've read stories on here about women who've had symptoms like bleeding and the colposcopy has showed up far more abnormal cells than would be expected.. I think it's just got me very freaked out!
If anyone has any words of wisdom, I'd be grateful!
Dec 2010 - 1st Smear (Age 25) Clear
Nov 2013 - 2nd Smear (Age 27) shows Mild Dyskariosis and High Risk HPV
End Jan 2014 - Colposcopy