I’m new here and have some questions that I don’t want to ask good old Google…apologies for the long post!
A little bit of background first.
I had my first screening at 24yo (they sent my letter 6 months before I was 25, so jumped at the chance to get it that little bit earlier) I had been getting lower pelvic nad back pain for a while but scans on my ovaries shown nothing.
Anyway, it came back I had high grade dyskariosis and hpv positive and off I went to colposcopy for a biopsy. Came back CIN2/3 with hpv. So then had Llettz a few weeks later, they removed about an oxo cube size of my cervix. (I’m guessing this is probably about average size )
Any who, I then went onto have 6month checks, then onto yearly checks. All hpv positive, no cell changes and the pelvic and back pain seemed to disappear, not sure if it was to do with the dodgy cells or hot but just glad it went. so got put on a 3 yearly one…at the time I got told I had alot of discharge. But got told it could be down to being on the pill (been on it since I was 16)
But then after the 3 yearly I got out back on yearly because I still had hpv and the pain had started to come back in my lower pelvis and back. But my pelvis pain was quite intense.
Fast forward one year I’m now 31yo and just had my first yearly screening after my 3 yearly one (hope that makes sense) and again they said I had alot of discharge and asked me if it was normal for me. I said that the nurse 3 years ago told me the same thing but it’s not something I have ever noticed before. But this screening was also the most painful I have had (never really bothered me the other ones I’ve had, expect the numbing needle for the llettz) made my eyes water, had cramps afterwards and even had some bleeding a few hours after, not at the time of the swab but later on that evening. And not due my period as I’m like clockwork with being on the pill.
Just a little concerned, but I know it could of been the nurses technique. She didn’t seem worried or concerned about the discharge or the pain I was in.
But my questions are. Has anyway else had any similar experiences?
Anyone else had a painful screening experience?
Anyone else been told anything about too much discharge?
Anyone had pelvic and lower back pain?
Thanks for reading.