I hope this is the right place to post. This is a great web site with so much useful information I wondered if you might be able to help me?
I am 38 years old and have two children. I have HPV (the type you dont want!) and have been having abnormal smears for 3 years.
I have had a number of colposcopies - some showing abnormalities and some being clear. I have them repeated every 6 months.
Most recently I have been feeling unwell, more bleeding and lower back pain.
Today I could not see my normal Gynae and saw a locum for my 6 monthly check. He was concerned that (because I had both children by emergency section and so my cervix is totally closed) the problem could be higher up?
I have been referred for a scan and he took more smears. He had a very strong accent and so I missed what he was suggesting they would do if my next smear came back abnormal as well - has anyone got any experience of this?
My previous gynae has never mentioned this to me or suggested further testing so now I am worried that something has been missed.
Any advice would be gratefullly receievd!