Firstly- I have to offer my absolute thanks to those who run and contribute to these forums as they are proving a literal lifeline at a time when I’m facing one of my toughest challenges yet.
I never went for my smear when I was 25, and am 27 now. Whilst I was away travelling I started getting bleeding and stomach cramps (it felt like a light, irregular period) that went on and off for around a month. When I returned to the uk, I slept with my new boyfriend and bled. Long story cut short, after being turned away from a GP walk in centre as I’ve moved away from my old GP, I paid for a private smear and the result came back on Friday as high risk HPV and mild dyskaryosis.
I have then had to register with a GP, who have told me to call at 8 on Monday for an appointment to get a referral as private doctor says I need colposcopy.
I’m really scared. I know the result says mild, but should I be worried about my symptoms- E.g is it definitely not cancer because of this result? How long am I likely to have to wait for the referral? Particularly worried as I missed my first smear. Any thoughts much appreciated.