I am ashamed to say I have only recently had my first smear test. Im am 29 and I have been putting of due to having severe anxiety of anyone examining any part of my body. I have body dismorphic disorder and the idea of a smear test was terrifying.
I had started to feel pain last month during and after deep sex with my partner so I forced myself to visit the doctor. He noticed I have missed my smear and booked me in with the nurse to have one the next day.
The nurse took a swab and commented that my cervix was slightly lower thab it should be and that this may be what is causing the pain. She recommended kegals to avoid a possible uterine prolapse.
The results from the smear came 7 days after the test and I was mortified to read that they found abnormal cell changes called high grade dyskaryosis. I received a letter with a colposcopy letter on the same day and the appointment is tomorrow (only 5 days from the date of the letter)
Two things are really worrying me.
- Is it normal for the colposcopy appointment to be made so quickly or are they rushing it because they have found something suspicious?
- Have I allowed this to get worse than it would have been had I gone for a smear test at 25yrs?
I can help but feel I have been very stupid in not going earlier. I am fearing the worst.
Any advice would be grately appreciated x