My Story up to now,
I’m 26, had my first smear beginning of February 2016, received my letter on Thursday 18th February then received my appointment for a coloscopy this coming Thursday 25th February. Letter said my results were abnormal high grade dyskaryosis, I cried a lot as didn’t and still don’t really understand. My grandma, mum, auntie and cousin have all had treatment for the same thing but it’s not something we have discussed in great detail. First thing that came into my head was what if it’s cancer? I read the leaflet and it said that low grade dyskaryosis is not cancer and high grade is unlikely to be cancer but that means it’s still a possibility.
Going back to when I was around 21/22 I had 1 time with my ex partner where after sex I went to go to the toilet and on my way had a sharp pain rip through my stomach and blood drip onto the floor, it was bright red not like my period when it starts. I booked to see my GP and was told to come back when I was 25 as they couldn’t do a smear test until then. I haven’t had this since but do sometimes find sex a little uncomfortable in certain positions. I received a letter once I’d turned 25 but couldn’t get an appointment for love nor money so ended up changing my doctors surgery and booked an appointment only to come on my period the night before so rescheduled for 2 weeks later.
I’m now awaiting my coloscopy on Thursday but I can’t help worrying, it’s 2:30 am and I’m wide awake and have been googling all sorts for over 2 hours. I have bi - polar and anxiety and although it’s controlled ok at the moment with medication I find myself obsessing over things I worry about and it brings on mild anxiety attacks. I just want to get to Thursday and know what I’m dealing with, at least then I will know what is going on.
I started my period at 11 and they have always been horrendous. I always get quite large clots the first few days and I’m wondering if this is linked. About 3 cycles ago I even had to get an ambulance out to me the pain was so bad and my hands, arms and legs had gone numb and I couldn’t use my hands as they had cramped up. Would like to find out if any of that is linked. My periods have always been pretty regular and last the same length, I haven’t had any irregular bleeding in between periods apart from the odd spot on a rare occasion.
Sorry for writing so much but I’m going out of my mind and don’t really have anyone to talk to about it especially at this time of night so typing it all out is a bit of a release. Would really like to know if anyone has had a similar experience and what happened next.