I am absolutely ashamed to admit that I have never been through a smear, despite having 3 children (10, 8 and 4) and giving
birth naturally I have been petrified to go for a smear. I have had lots of reminders through the post but just kept putting it off
eventually months have turned into years and I am now 33 years old.
I have always had longer menstrual cycles ever since I was 12/13 they would be more like 35 days long and in some cases even
longer but generally normal. I am a bit prone to urine infections and get them often but have managed to keep them at bay with garlic
I am a bit concerned about some symptoms I am having, praying it is just infection related but going out of my mind.
*My cycle is all over the place - these are dates for this year:
My Husband and I went on holiday 16th-26th July and on the 17th I had slight spotting after sex... it was such a slight amount
that I just used toilet tissue to wipe a few times (TMI) but I was convinced my period was showing up - well it didn't.
Now today I am still waiting for my period to show, getting lots of cramps but no usual symptoms like sore boobs or anything.
I've had no more spotting but I did have spotting back in April...again it was light no pads or anything needed.
I am going out of my mind worrying, plan is to wait for my period to come and go and then get myself to the doctors for a smear
but I am petrified what they might find. :(
I've been so stupid I know :(