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I'm new to this forum but have gotten really worried and just wanted to know if anybody has had a similar experience to me.
About 7 years ago my first smear test result came back with mild dyskariousis and positive for high risk hpv. I was sent for a colposcopy and biopsies were taken but they came back as 'viral changes only'.
Fast-forward a year and exactly the same happens - second smear, mild dyskariosis and high risk hpv. I go for another colposcopy. Same again - biopsies taken and results come back 'viral changes only'
Fast-forward another year, smear comes back normal (not sure about HPV- it doesn't mention it?).
I am relieved that it looks like the changes have gone back to normal and I don't have to have another smear test for 3 years.
About a year later I start to have intermenstrual bleeding - sometimes quite heavy, like another period, and sometimes brown spotting. I go back to the doctor and they send me for another colposcopy. Colposcopy looks fine - doesn't even take any biopsies, and sends me for an ultrasound to find the cause of the bleeding. Ultrasound shows nothing (no cysts/fibroids etc.) and the gynaecologist recommends that I come off the combined pill as that could be the cause. All tests for STIs etc. come back negative
I come off the pill and the spotting seemed to to have gone away. However, now - a year later, I am on no birth control and in the last 3 months the spotting has come back. For the last 2 months, about 2 weeks after my period, I get brown, reddish and pinkish spotting.
I have ran out of ideas and am conscious of seeming like a hypocondriac everytime I go to the docs but I can't help feeling that the tests have missed something and I may have cervical cancer (higher up) or that has been missed. The care that has been taken to keep checking gives me some relief but I keep reading horror stories of people who have had it missed in similar circumstances to me.
I guess i'm looking for reassurance or advice? Or maybe I need the push to go to the docs again to get it looked at. But in the current corona virus crisis, they're not doing routine check ups.
Thanks for any advice!