I hope posting here is ok, I wanted to introduce myself, get involved in the community and compare notes with others but wasn't sure quite where I should post.
In March I had my first smear test, and the nurse was alarmed by a sore spot/abrasion she saw on my cervix along with quite severe bleeding, so I was asked to return to the surgery after work for a doctor to have a look. She then took further smears. These came back as Low Grade Dyskaryosis/CIN 1 and I was referred to the local Colposcopy Clinic.
I'd decided not to join this forum until now, simply because I thought the Colposcopy would be straightfoward and that it was probably a usual case of CIN 1 with simple follow-up smears. Unfortunately, today I had my Colposcopy and before the Gynaecologist even touched my cervix, the lump began bleeding and the speculum immediately caused stomach cramps, which I believe is normal? However the bleeding isn't... 4 biopsies were taken and I was in the chair for around 45 minutes while the poor Gyno tried to stop the bleeding! When it was over and I was getting changed, I almost passed out and was made to lie down for a good ten minutes.
Once that drama was over, I was sat down and told that he's uncertain what the lump is exactly, but at this point could be anything. From what I could tell it doesn't seem to be near the canal, which is giving me some peace of mind.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Looking forward to getting to know my fellow ladies and hearing your stories :)