Sorry about the long post.
I'm 41, have underactive thyroid and had Lletz treatment for CN3 about 12 years ago. Since then I've had a few borderline smears and colposcopies over the years as a precaution but a couple of years ago went back into the 3 yearly smear pool.
In last few months, I've had lots of recurrent UTI's (after sex) and some light bleeding after sex too. Mostly spotting or a bit pink after wiping. My period has started to be a bit irregular for me but I put that down to thyroid/age.
However because of my history, I spoke to my GP about the bleeding who did swabs but no smear as I wasn't due for another year.
All swabs for infection were clear but I was given an urgent hospital referral in Feb and was seen by someone in the general gyno department. I wasn't offered a smear or colposcopy but instead got a transvaginal ultrasound. The doctor I saw suggested hat the bleeding was possibly from the copper coil so I had that removed at the appointment. She told me otherwise everything looked normal and healthy. And discharged me.
So I left feeling massively relieved.
Now in May, I've started bleeding heavily during sex - Bright red and thin, not like the spotting or pink discharge I was having before. I have no pain at all. Just a lot of blood 3 out the 4 times I've had sex with my partner.
I've been given another urgent referral and am this time going for a colposcopy next Monday.
I'm generally pretty good at keeping calm as I've had so many check-ups over the years, I've learned to not worry too much.
But it worries me a hell of a lot that the gyno doctor saw no cervical erosion or inflammation and that all my swabs for infection were clear. I asked my GP what else it could be other than CC and she literally shrugged her shoulders at me!
I'm really worried :-/