I've been lurking for a couple of months and finally worked up the courage to post something! Today of all days, my 24th birthday.
I was wondering if anyone else had actually gone to the doctor to request an early smear and been immediately referred for a colposcopy? That in itself has worried me
I have a history of cysts on the outside of my vaginal opening so always 'check' myself and found a hard but painless spot about 6 months ago on my cervix I only recently went to my GP as I thought maybe you can just get spots down their as with all other parts of your body.
Anyways, the look on his face when he investigated with just his naked eye is still fresh in my mind I could see worry on his face and rather than referring me for a smear like I asked he referred me straight for a colposcopy.
So my colposcopy is Monday and I have spent today crying my eyes out at the thought of what this could be and of course the knock on effect it COULD have on my future life plans and guilt my boyfriend of 6 years is stuck with me.
A lot of the stories I've been reading are from routine smears and I wondered if anyone else had sensed something wasn't right and asked to be referred?