Im very anxious about having my first Colposcopy done! I’ve been bleeding on contact for over a year. Ive seen two Gynaecologists and had 2 smears done but both came back normal. I’ve read that smears are not always right?
The second Gynaecologist said I have Cervical Ectropion and that is what was causing the bleeding. I had Cervical Cyro this September to try and stop the bleeding but I began bleeding again 6 weeks after I have been to the doctors and had another smear which was clear but she has referred me to the hospital to have Colposcopy, which she said they will have a better look.
I started my final year of University in September and moved in with my boyfriend (which has not been the most romantic time, mainly tears about me bleeding) & was hoping this was going to be sorted by the start of October, feeling stressed that it’s an on going thing and always at the back of my mind that the smears are wrong. Hoping Colposcopy will have an answer? It’s a 6 week waiting list, which I should be seen in mid Jan. A few questions?
*Can I ask for a woman?
*How long were you on show? (legs up in the air?)
*How much did it hurt? I’m such a baby and have cried at every one of my smears/cyro but I think thats down to stress & embarrassment more than actually pain or discomfort.
*I am running my first half marathon in early March I don’t want the Colposcopy (if they do preform a procedure) to interfere with my training? Did you guys find that you could do intense exercise a few days after?
Sorry for all the questions I feel very naive about all this and don’t really know what they are going to decide at the Colposcopy.
- Sept 2014 Started Bleeding, 1st Smear (Clear)
- May 2015 Gynaecologists Appointment (Don’t really know what he did down there at this appointment, found him hard to speak too)
- Aug 2015 2nd Gynaecologist Appointment, 2nd Smear (Clear)
- Sept 2015 Cervical Cyro
- Nov 2015 Start bleeding again
- Nov 2015 3rd Smear (Clear)
- Mid Jan 2016 First Colposcopy Booked