Here seeking advice and to try and to understand others' expriences - I stupidly avoided my second smear for 2 years and got a call from my Doctor, before recieving my results by post, to tell me they had found High Grade (severe) dyskaryosis and that I have an appointment next week. Usually I try not to worry about things, but the reason I finally had my smear was because for about the last three years I have had bleeding post-intercourse (not every time but quite frequently) and sometimes pain (not as frequently as the bleeding and tends to depend on position - please forgive my candidness but eager to find out if this is common), and I finally got past the embarrassment to speak to my doctor about this, who was quite unhelpful really and just advised me to wait to my smear results were back. I also suffer from lower back pain and have for some while and pain in my lower abdomen but just put this down to bad posture sitting at my desk.
I hadn't related any of these symtoms to cevical cancer, at 28 I didn't really think it was likely, but having recieved that result and paranoid googling I have just realised that it could all be related.
I guess what I want to know is has anyone had these symptoms and it's just been pure coincidence that they had high grade dyskaryosis? If so, what caused these symptoms?
To put it into context, I haven't had children yet; my husband has been my only partner for the last 7 years; I don't smoke. I had my first smear at 22 because both my sister and my mum had adnormalities in their cervix, both CIN 3 but not cancer, however they never had my symptoms - I had to get the smear twice the first time round as they couldn't define the result from the sample, but second time result was fine.
Thank you for any advice - I'm really glad I found this forum!