Hi everyone, so glad I've come across this forum, it's very reassuring ! I am still however, ver nervous of what's to come. a bit of history - I had a smear about 2 years ago that came up with abnormal cells, was told to come back for a repeat in 6 months, went back and that came back as normal. Fast forward a year to my next smear (2 weeks ago. Was a few months late for it!) and this has come back as abnormal again, but have been refered or a colposcopy in november ! I'm worried that a lot can change in a short period and that an appointment 6 weeks away is too long to wait !?
And also why have they sent me for a colposcopy when before they just asked me back in 6 months !?
the letter I recieved didnt say to what degree my abnormal changes are, it just says abnormal cells dedected. This last smear hurr me and made me bleed, whereas all my other smears I have barely felt. The nurse doing it also had a funny look on her face and asked me lots of questions that she's never asked me before, like do I get pain / bleeding after sex etc. I dont get abnormal bleeding but sometimes get pain during sex, and when I had the coil (removed after my smear) i often had one sided pain, like in my ovary area. It's too early to tell if that pain has completely gone because I've only had it out 2 weeks, and the pain wasn't always there.
I hope this makes sense & thank you for reading :)