Bit of background: I had LLETZ treatment for severe dyskaryosis roughly 12 years ago under GA (as there was quite a lot and in a 'difficult' place to access apparently) I cannot remember if it was CGIN or CIN as I was quite young and had no experience of smears etc prior to that and didn't know a lot about it. I have had various normal and mild changes smears since then. I had a smear 2 years ago which showed mild changes and high risk HPV. I was referred for colposcopy and she took a biopsy - nothing to report but apparently I do have an erosion.
Now: I have had a smear almost two weeks ago and have had bleeding since. This is very unusual for me as I had a coil fitted 3-4 years ago and have not had a period since. I am exhausted all the time and have backache / constant discharge and thrush / always needing a wee (have also had issues with not making the loo in time - although I’m not sure it would be bad enough to class as incontinence might just be a weak pelvic floor and not getting to the loo in time TMI!!!)
My worry is that something was missed / not everything was removed all those years ago - specifically glandular cells further up the cervical tunnel. I spoke to my GP about my concerns and his response was:
"Generally all cells further up the canal are fine - it's only when they migrate down to the outer surface of the cervix is when it can be a problem"
Now I'm not sure this is right is it? Glandualar cells are very different to Squamous cells to my knowledge. I'm concerned that something is being missed? What can I do to push things a bit further? I'm just not sure I trust the smears - maybe I'm just being a great big hypochondriac but getting so worried!
Sorry for the essay guys!