[first time poster]
Smear test five months ago - all was pink and healthy - then a few weeks ago, weird symptoms prompted me to visit the GP.... and I find out there is a white patch on my cervix. GP treated me for thrush... white patch didn't clear, so now I've been put on an "Urgent two week wait" for a gynaecological referral.
I wasn't really THAT worried up to that point, yes cancer was fleetingly mentioned by the GP, but it was just as quickly dismissed as "most likely nothing, but just best to get it checked out"... but then when I handed in the two-week-wait form at reception, the usually surly receptionist who doesn't normally do more than grunt and seldom makes eye contact suddenly underwent a complete transformation! It was all "oh please take a seat Madam and I'll process this for you right now". Then because Choose & Book was down - profuse apologies over that, and this from a receptionist who when I had my migraine drugs stolen in a mugging had the cheek to lecture me on taking better care of NHS drugs! - and a promise that someone would telephone with details of my appointment. Sure enough, with the hour, someone did. I have existing health conditions and I can't even get them to reply to emails so this level of customer service is unheard of.... now I am worried :-)
So, what's likely to happen at this first hospital appointment? Will it just be more smears, taking blood etc or do they dive straight in and do the colposcopy ?