Firstly, I haven't been diagnosed so will delete my account if the results are ok. I don't want to intrude, just after advice and opinions. I apologise for posting, I just don't know who else to turn to.
I'm almost 27, have 2 children, I smoke (way too much), and have recently finished a course of immune suppressant tablets for my psoriasis (after just over a year)
About 3 months ago I started spotting after sex, every time. Nothing heavy just red blood when I wiped, sometimes it was more pink. Occasionally I'll have a spell of bleeding on and off but I have the implant in my arm. Although I've had this for 20 months and had no side effects until this on/off bleeding, I didn't really think much of it.
I last had a smear Nov 2012 of which the results were fine. I had to have this due to the fact I was due to go on the immune suppressants.
I get occasional lower back ache and a dull achey feeling down below, also the off twinge that goes from my womb (or so it feels, anyway!) to my hip like a very mild electric wave or something.
Otherwise I think that's all my "symptoms". I am married, so I'd be surprised if this is the cause of an STI. I was checked yesterday by the GP, no tears or damage of any kind that she could see and she said I was well lubricated so she can't imagine the cause of bleeding after sex is down to that. I'm booked in for a smear today so I guess it's just a waiting game now, they said I should get the results within 1 week.
I have no family history of cervical cancer, although my Mum had a lot of problems with prolapses, terrible pregnancies etc. She had 1 abnormal result on a smear but shortly after had a hysterectomy anyway so she'll never know what the outcome of that could have been.
So yesterday the GP took a swab, today my smear, and this morning I had a phone call saying I have a gynaecology appt on 15th at the hospital. Is this routine? No-one at the surgery is giving me any information as to why this has been booked mid-way through my tests?!
I'm very scared, nervous, all the normal feelings I guess. Everything on google suggests something is wrong - I can't think what could be causing this :(