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ballinacup Tue 14-May-13 09:09:11

I went for my first smear the month I fell pregnant with my DS. It came back CIN1 but by that point I was pregnant and they didn't want to send me for a colposcopy until after I gave birth.

When DS was 9 weeks, I went for the colposcopy and they said everything was absolutely fine and to come back in a year for another smear just to check.

I had that done in March and it came back as 'abnormal' no mention of CIN level on the letter at all, and I was told to make an urgent appointment at the colposcopy clinic, which I did.

Unfortunately, I had my period on the appointment date so had to postpone, the rescheduled appointment is tomorrow and I've started bleeding heavily again today, less than three weeks after my last period. To be honest, my periods have been all over the place since DS was born (he's now nearly 17 months) and I'm getting increasingly scared that along with the dodgy smear test, it's a sign that something is wrong.

AIBU to be completely and totally shit scared and wanting to cry at the thought of having to wait another three weeks for another appointment?

magimedi Tue 14-May-13 09:15:49

YANBU at all - poor you, so worrying. Any chance of an earlier appointment if you explain about your haywire periods?

ballinacup Tue 14-May-13 09:24:09

I'm not sure what to do. I just rang the clerk who I think is under the impression that I'm lying to avoid the appointment.

Tweasels Tue 14-May-13 09:35:02

I would keep your appointment, and explain what has happened when you get there. Tell them you don't feel the bleeding is normal and you're scared to wait for another appointment. They may not do anything then and there but al least they can explain your abnormal result and listen to your concerns.

ballinacup Tue 14-May-13 10:03:29

Will that work? Could I get around the heavy bleeding by wearing a tampon and taking it out at the last moment so to speak? (Sorry, that's probably rank, but just want everything sorted).

samithesausage Tue 14-May-13 11:22:10

Please don't brick it. I think cn1 is mild abnormalities. Doesn't mean cancer. They should of sent you a leaflet with your results explaining this.
I had two abnormal smears with cn1, and I have to go to hospital to get it monitored. My cn1 is caused by hpv. (Human papilova virus) (sp?). They monitor it until the cn1 goes away and then its back to smear tests again!
They can't do a smear with a period, so you need to make another appointment.
Try the nhs website for more info.

ballinacup Tue 14-May-13 11:27:10

I'd feel more relaxed if the letter I received had given my CIN level (last time it was CIN 1). But this time it just said 'abnormalities'. I called the clerk who has told me if the bleeding is light tomorrow they may be able to do it.

Should I keep the appointment regardless and see if, as tweazels suggested, they can explain it to me more fully?

sleepyMe12 Tue 14-May-13 11:28:04

Hi, I had a similar situation but with CIN3, I was advised to still go along to the appointment.
Not very pleasant but like someone suggested up thread I removed my tampax just before the examination.

kllews26 Tue 14-May-13 11:32:45

Go to the appointment. If you are having irregular or unexpected bleeding, you can and should always keep these appointments. They can still examine you with the colposcope if you are bleeding (unless it is tidal waves!) Hopefully they can reassure you a bit after examination.
DOI- Been in the colposcopy system for years with smears that switch between borderline/Mild and normal

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