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I'm really frustrated. I've had no bleeding at all but had a lot of lower back/pelvic pain that comes and goes plus aching, also pain when having sex. Some itching of the vagina too but not excessively. I went for a GP appointment and she did a speculum exam where she found ectropion that bled a little when she touched it. The actual speculum exam was unbelievably painful upon insertion, and especially when she was turning it to manipulate the cervix. Like burning, please stop kind of pain. I asked if that was normal and she said "yes these exams are often uncomfortable" but I'm talking PAIN not just discomfort. She felt my stomach and said it was all normal.
She said aside from that my vagina looked okay and the cervix seemed otherwise fine. The ectropion was small but there was a lot of discharge so did a swab and sent a urine sample away because I'd had burning when peeing on and off so could be a urine infection and potentially vaginal infection too. She said she couldn't do a smear test because I'm only 23 years old and it doesn't help if you're having symptoms (which is fine I guess) but then she said she couldn't refer me for a colposcopy either because I'm not having vaginal bleeding (even though my cervix bled when she touched it??) plus other than the ectropion she didn't see anything abnormally wrong with my cervix.
I don't really know what else to do. It doesn't feel right to be having these symptoms especially when they're all symptoms of cervical cancer. I've scared myself silly by googling and convincing myself that I have cancer! The exam was a few hours ago and my vagina is still sore!
Any advice would be appreciated