Terrified - Urgent Referral for Colposcopy after CC symptoms

Hi there, 


I'm new to the forum and firstly can I say thank you for everyone that has contributed. I've spent hours over the last week reading information about cervical cancer and more importnantlly, the stories of others.


I'm 37 and have not had cervical screening for 10 years (I know, utterly stupid). For the last six months, I've had profuse watery discharge and post-sex bleeding. Not a huge amonut of blood, but very noticeable. Sex with my husband can also be painful if he's not really gentle. Last Sunday, I felt my cervix and although it's not something I routinely do, I could feel that things were differnenet (I used to have a coil and I was advised to check the threads every so often). 


Because of the changes to my cervix, I googled a self diagnosis and of course, my symptoms all fell into place. I was lucky enough to get a GP appointmetn the followign day and she has referred my for an urgent colposcopy on Tuesday. She couldn't say for sure that there were any abnormalities, but there was blood onthe speculum after the examontaion  I'm completely terrifed, because, if it is CC, then I would guess that it's pretty far advanced. I understand that cervical ectropian can produce the same symptoms and I was hoping tha someone coudl offer some advice if theyr've ben in the same postion as me. 

I have two young boys (2 and 5) and cannot afford to be ill for them. 


Thank you for reading 

Hi I'm also 37 and I hadn't had a smear for 13 years very silly of me but I was housebound with panic attacks . When I had my smear in feb it had blood on it and I thought the worst ! I have been very lucky and have had my cin3 removed via a LLetz . Try not to over think things one day at a time it's how I got thru . Best wishes x

Thanks very much for your reply. if you don't mind me asking. Did you have any other symptoms before the smear? 


Hi I didn't have any tbh I went coz I could get out much more and also we was trying for another baby so went and got checked thank god I did x

Hi, I was in your shoes in December of last year. Not had a smear in ages and referred for urgent colposcopy. I went on to be diagnosed and ended up having radical hysterectomy and now in remission. I hope to goodness you get he all clear but if you don't we are all here for you. You WILL get through it. Xx


My symptoms were watery discharge (thought it was incontinence) and bled badly after sex. Also had lower back pain and had lost some weight

Thank you byou for your comments. 365 days, sadly your symptoms resonate with me completely. They're exactly what I'd experienced. I've

got the colposcopy tomorrow.

How Long did it take for you to

Get diagnosed? I'm going to read your blog xx

I was told on day of colposcopy As it was clearly visible.