That is a million dollar question Peach, in march my I went to my GP with posr coiltal bleeding (now stopped) and several days of spotting before my period. The latter being an ongoing issue since i has lletz in 2010, although this year has got worse. The gp did a snear that nade me spot/bleed for 2 week's. She said i had a very raw ectropian whuch was causing it. I knew thus as it was found during my last coloscopy and biopsy in 2013.
Roll on last week, the gyne who is also a ccoloposcopy specialist saw me, listened to me and examined me. Said visually cervix looked fine and there was no sign of the ectropian (very puzzled over this) and that because spotting /discharge folliws the same pattern each cycle, its most likely hormonal. Wants to do the hysteroscopy and try changing my coil. I can't actually argue with her logic, but still nor comfortable not having a coloposcopy.
She also sail bbecause all my smears are fine and i have had serveral. Rather worryingly she said coloscopy's are only 60% reliable anyway.
My problems is i don't trust smears. My smear during coloscopy in 2010 was clear when the biopsy take at the same time literally showed CIN2.
Its a puzzle xxx