Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my post.
I'm 24 and my gp made an urgent referral to gynecologist yesterday after I finally managed to persuade him to give me a pelvic examination. I've been to my surgery three times the past month due to bleeding during and after every time I have sex, I've also noticed a foul smelling discharge that I have never ever had before. Sorry to be blunt but it smells like a wound, a leg ulcer or something, I was worried it was my coil at first. Anyway first appointment with Dr she told me she couldn't do anything for me until a nurse swabbed me, which I already knew and had requested a nurse when I telephoned. I asked if she would please take a look and give me a pelvic examination and she refused because I am under 25, this really upset me as I wasnt asking for a smear just for her to check everything looked okay, that my coil was still in position and not causing the problem. I left that appointment with another appointment a week later, I was five minutes late for this because of road work by the surgery so the receptionist told me I'd have to make another appointment. I was so frustrated! I got another appointment for the next available time, two weeks later! Anyway yesterday I was finally seen by a nurse, I asked if she would look at my cervix while she took swabs, she said no she couldn't do that, only a doctor could. I started crying through frustration by then I had a speculum inside me all she had to do was look so I told her I was going to complain that they weren't following clinical guidelines as I'd actually read he dpartment of health's clinical procedure guidelines the night before, anyway she must have felt bad so she looked and was there looking for quite a while before she left the room. She came back with a doctor who looked and explained to me that my cervix looked very red and he could see two areas of growths? And that he would be referring me under the two week rule. I was relieved someone had finally looked but now I'm so scared. I'm sorry for waffling. I just don't know what to expect, I feel scared he's referred me after just looking at my cervix. It must look bad? Its the easter weekend now so I won't be getting a phone call for an appointment till about Wednesday I was told, I just wish everything could be done faster I feel in limbo.