im 31yr and haven't had a smear since I was 25 approx (don't ask long story with local
clinic fobbing me off)
anyway I found out you can have smear at your Gp with the nurse (news to me ! )
And went for my smear yesterday - the nurse instanly looked shocked when seeing my cervix , and said there were yellow spots , she used the wand/brush thing and well I did just bleed I gushed blood , she tried to stop the bleed and had another atempt but same again .
she wasn't very good tbh and explaining the situation and I'm a very calm person she worried me .
she didn't explain a thing and well said I needed an urgent colonoscopy app which would be 2 weeks approx, I explained I had health insurance and asked her to write this down what I needed and for her to get me a referral letter .
im going for a private consultation tomorrow , and yes she sent me to book in for a colonoscopy (as written clearly by her it wasn't until speaking to the private hosp I found out it was coloposcopy!)
my relevant medical history is IBS , dramatically heavy periods , bleeding after intercourse , bad abdominal bloating (new stretch marks even thou I have no weight gain) and well I'm always tired - but run my own business so put that down to that .
I also went to the doctor in January about blood in my poo, and if I'm honest sex has been painful for about a year now ,
as you can imagine I'm v worried