aww trefusis, i don't suppose we can stop you worrying, but you know, even if it is something like cancer (which statistically i am guessing it probably isn;t) at least you are being seen. i think that's the key thing. you're being seen and you will get treatment for whatever it is causing your symptoms.
hope it all goes well at the end of the month and you can try and relax a little bit before then
At least you've made the move toward diagnosis. I really need to go and have a smear (last one was around 5 years ago), but I truly can't bear the idea of anyone fettling around in my fanny at the moment.
trefusis - if you know you have endometriosis then you probably are aware that the endometrial tissue 'seeds' outside the uterine cavity. This can include the cervix. If this is the case then the cervical 'endometrial' tissue is obviously accessible to bumping and bruising during, erm, fettling which could lead to bleeding. An etropion/erosion is also possible, as could be a combination of both.
(NB I am not a medic, I work in a cervical screening lab) We have to know about stuff like this, as it can appear on Pap tests, so we need to know what it is we're looking at down the microscope. Colposcopy certainly sounds a sensible route and fingers crossed all will be well. I'll have a bit more a look around the web to find you a link for more info..back later.
No probs - hope the colposcopy appt goes ok & may be speak to them about your other symptoms. They should be able to arrange for you to see the gynae (often gynaecologists also do colposcopy anyway) as your symptoms might be the endometriosis flaring up(1)
(1) I am not saying that is the case, just those are similar symptoms to what turned about to be endometriosis in my case.