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About a month ago when having sex with my partner I bled quite a lot, and have experienced bleeding every time since. After the second time I went straight to the doctor, I was lucky to get an appointment the same day. She took swabs for thrush, bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea which were all clear. She referred me for a colposcopy and said I should be seen within 2 weeks. 2 weeks later I received a letter from the hospital to state all appointments were postponed for at least 3 months due to covid. So I booked a private appointment.
I saw a gynaecologist 4 days later (10th Feb) who examined me (not colposcopy, just had a look) no polyps, no abrasions. He said I don't have cervical cancer! Now that of course made me feel better BUT... first of all, can they see it? Can he tell just by looking? Next thing he says I will have a colposcopy and a scan on my womb, and that he would refer it back through the nhs and with him doing it meant it would be quicker than the previously mentioned 3 months, around 4-6 weeks he said. I received the appointment which is on 24th Feb, exactly 2 weeks since I saw him.
He put my mind at rest telling me I don't have cervical cancer but I've been Googling like mad (as I'm sure everyone does) and by process of emilination- I'm not pregnant, I'm not on the pill (partner had a vasectomy) the only thing left that explains the excessive bleeding and pain during sex is cervical cancer. I'm freaking out!!
If he was so sure then why am I having a colposcopy? Why do I have an appointment so quickly? And also my letter says I can bring someone with me, whereas the private appointment I wasn't allowed to.
Has anyone experienced similar? Any advice or words of wisdom. Please don't say "I'm sure all will be fine" unless you honestly think it will be, I need honest answers to get my head straight. I must add I've always kept up to date with smears, I'm 39 and never missed one, they've always been clear and my last one was about 2 and a half years ago.
Sorry for the long post and thanks for reading xx