Hi everyone, I need some help or reassurance, I don't know really! I'm probably being paranoid and Dr Google doesn't help either
I had my smear test done last week and bled quite heavily during (the nurse said 5 sweeps are normally done and I started bleeding on the second - she showed me afterwards and there was a pool of frank blood on the speculum). She also said I had some creamy white discharge which she took a swab of. Because I bled, she has referred me to a doctor for a full examination (appt is on Wednesday) by which time the swab results should be back. I have never had any other symptoms of abnormal bleeding in between periods or during sex, no pain and no obvious discharge. I am now panicking what might happen. The nurse has told me not to worry but I am (and there was also something about the way she was saying out loud about the fact I haven't had any other symptoms - almost as if she was trying to persuade herself that there couldn't be anything wrong!). My period isn't due until next week but I have experienced some cramping over the last few days and also some clear mucousy discharge a few days ago. I don't know whether I am noticing things more because I have googled symptoms of cancer. I am just basically stressing out! Could having a smear trigger my period to start early as that could explain the cramping.
I'm sorry for the long post and for asking for help as I know so many of you here have experienced much worse than a dodgy smear test! Any help would be massively appreciated, thank you.