Hi, I'm new here and would welcone any advice please as I'm feeling quite worried following a routine smear test yesterday.
I am 36 and have always had regular smear tests when due and received normal results so I wasn't expecting any different this time. But as soon as the nurse started doing the smear she asked if I'd had any treatment to my cervix (I haven't). She said it looked raw and then said there was a large growth of cells outside the cervix that (I think) would normally only be inside.
one finished she said she would check with my GP if I should be referred for a colopscopy. I asked if the smear results would show up any problems and she agreed it should show up any cell changes. As I've not had any symptoms of pain or bleeding at all it's been left that I'll wait for the smear test results then take it from there. She said it although a large growth it was not uncommon and I shouldn't worry since i have no other symptoms.
Human nature to worry though and having gone over the conversation in my mind I'm now wondering if I should contact the nurse or GP and ask if they'd recommend I be referred before the test results since they will take 4-6 weeks.?? Even if the test results happen to come back normal I think I should be checked out as it doesn't sound too good. Or should I just try to put it out of my mind and just wait for the results?! I think I was a bit surprised and didn't fully take in everything the nurse was saying.
thanks for reading x