I have had a letter through asking me to attend my local hospital for a colposcopy after three abnormal smears. I am extremely nervous and strangely the leaflet only made me feel worse reading it.
I have had problems with bleeding and discharge between the pill for a year and a half now and had an examination and a pelvic ultrasound about a year ago. Thankfully nothing showed up except a slightly eroded cervix (I think they called it ectropic?).
Since then I have had such irregular bleeding and heavy discharge I went off all protection just to try and go back to some sort of regular rhythm. I have had much more of a regular cycle with just the odd random bleed and still heavy discharge however my smear tests continued to show abnormalities (I have had no STIs and no other problems thankfully!).
I am just really frightened of what to expect and how much this is going to hurt (the last smear was quite uncomfortable and I bled a lot!) The thought of it being poked and prodded makes me feel a bit sick as the discomfort is a really horrible feeling. Does anyone else have this? I have a lot of stress with work at the moment and this has just made things ten times worse, what should I be wary of at this stage? Am I just being over dramatic?
Thanks everyone and sorry for the rambling I am just very nervous about all this.