First of all before I go on i just want to say sorry if my post sounds petty in comparison to what some of you brave ladies are going / have been through.
I am 27 years old, and back in 2015 my first smear came back as abnormal and I ended up having to have a LLETZ treatment for CIN3.
I have continued to have yearly smears (was told this would happen for 3 years). Thankfully all have came back ok.
FAST FORWARD to now...
My last smear was in March, and even though it came back ok I have been having on going issues (irregular bleeding a / discharge, pain and bleeding during and after sex, and a very deep back ache). Two weeks ago was prescribed antibiotics and thrush treatment as swabs from my GP showed an infection and thrush - and I was assured this was causing my problems. After a trip back today with my symptoms worsening my doctor has decided I need a referral to colposcopy - however I am upset, because in my own doctors words ‘you are presenting all the signs for an urgent referral but because you are younger than 35 it won’t be a two week referral and you could be waiting months‘.
How is is this acceptable for anyone? My mother has a history of cervical cancer (twice) so obviously I feel more anxious due to my past and hers. Her cancer went undetected and was classed as negligence which is another story.
Basically i I don’t know why I’m writing all of this, I just feel extremely scared and anxious about the wait, and i think it’s only human to think the worst! X