A little background info.... I have suffered from lower back pain, pain during and after intercourse, bleeding between periods and fatigue for almost 2 years. I asked for an early smear, my GP told me to make an appointment but when I turned up the nurse told me I couldn't have an early smear as there were no indicators of a porblem. I then spoke to the GP who advised me that the nurse was correct as I didn't meet national guideline criteria for an early smear. I went for my routine smear on May 12, I had to postpone several times as my period was irregular. On Tuesday 20th May I recieved a letter from from colposcopy dept telling me my smear had come back with CIN3. I now have to wait until 3rd June to be seen at colposcopy clininc.
I made an appointment to speak with my GP about my concerns and saw him on Thursday, he came across as not giving a toss, when I told him I was angry that I hadn't been given an early test even with all the symptoms I had been attending with over the last 2 years. As I was leaving I heard him say to the student that I was a hypochondriac. I can't prove he said this, I just knnow that I will not be seeing him again, I came away feeling, scared, angry and at more of a loss than when I went in. When I tried to explain my worries and concerns I felt he just brushed them off with - this kind of thing happens to plenty of women and it's normally a storm in a tea cup!!!!
I don't know where to go now, where to get advice, who to speak to. All I know is I am worried that I have been presenting with concerning symptoms and the medical profession has let me down. A part of me wants to stick my head in the sand and pretend it's not happening but I have a beautiful 6 year old princess and if it turns out to be more serious then I need to be around for her as long as possible.