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So I had my smear last week, which was a little different than normal. Firstly, the pain was really bad. Changed the speculum, still bad, the nurse couldn't find my cervix, had to call for back up, the 2nd nurse couldn't find it either. I had to stand up and jump up and down to see if it moved. Tried the longer speculum and finally found it and had my smear.
I've previously had abnormal smears in the past and had the lletz treatment back in 2014 for CIN 2 and 3.
Thr 2nd nurse who found my cervix said I had an ectropion, and said that why it might have been so painful. Haven't had one before.
The nurses talked amongst themselves whilst I got dressed and then the first nurse just said I'd get my results in around 6 weeks. Now the ectropion thing is niggling my mind, I know they're quite common and are benign etc, but I wondered if I was supposed to be referred to gynae. I've tried to read the nice guidelines and it says "premenopausal woman who display polyps, ectropion, lesions etc should be referred"
not sure if I have been referred or not. But wanted to know incase between the 2 of them they didn't forget lol.