This is my first post so apologies if I've put it in the wrong place! And I'm sorry in advance if it ends up a long post!
My situation at the moment is that I have been experiencing symptoms for around 9 months now but in the past two or three months it has got progressively worse. A bit of background I'm already under a gynae consultant as I've suffered with endometriosis for around 7 years and had various surgeries etc for that. I was put on the depo injection last year to help with my endo after exhausting a lot of options. In May this year I had a bleed for around 7 weeks straight and went to gp who gave me some tablets to stop the bleeding, they worked then as soon as I stopped taking them it started again. I went back and explained to the doctor that bleeding outside of periods is not normal for me at all so can she find out what's going on.
She did some swabs (all clear) then suggested I have the depo every 8 weeks and that would stop it. I did as I was told but it still didn't work. Then I started suffering with extreme pelvic pain and the bleeding (although not constant but every couple of weeks or so) got more frequent. In the last few months I have started bleeding after intercourse, feel absolutely exhausted, have pain in my legs, awful back pain, constipation all the time, frequently need to go for a wee even through the night, my lower abdomen is swollen and tbh I generally don't feel well at all. Sounds strange but I really feel like something is definately not right at all.
I have a scheduled appt with my consultant on the 23rd and I emailed him yesterday to tell him all of my symptoms since I saw him last and he suggested we do a colposcopy on the day.
I had a clear smear nearly 18 months ago.
So really my question is, has anyone been diagnosed with cc through just symptoms then colposcopy or is it always after abnormal smear results?
So sorry to anyone reading for such a long post,
Any advice would be much appreciated and thanks for reading