Hello everyone, new to this site so not sure if I’m posting in the right place, just need some advice!
I’m twenty, I went to the GP last week with bleeding between periods and pain during intercourse. I’ve also got strong family history on both parental sides of CC, which I know they say is not hereditary but it has caused me to be anxious regarding it.
The GP did an examination and took general infection swabs and found that my cervix looked abnormal with what she suspects is a large ectropion. She decided to put in an urgent 2 week referral. The swabs came back clear except for thrush which she has said will be unrelated.
I am now very worried as the urgent 2 week referral has scared me a little.
All this terminology is new to me and I have a few questions that I would be really great full if someone had any answers.
Firstly I am confused why she didn’t do a smear test, just did a straight referral?
The swabs that came back clear, does anyone know if they would have been testing for HPV and if so does the negative result put me in the clear of CC?
I am also concerned as to why she did an urgent referral if she suspects it’s only an ectropion?
I’ve also got my app through and it’s not for another 2 1/2 weeks, which will be 3 1/2 weeks since I saw the GP! Is this breaking the 2 week rule or is that just an estimate?
Thank you in advance for any advice and sorry for the bombardment of questions, I’m just really anxious regarding the issue after seeing so many of my family suffer.