I had a horrible smear test with my male doctor today, where he poked around before finally deciding to refer me to a gynae-endo. YAY! (to the referral part). It's such a relief knowing that I'll have a proper specialist over here that I can talk to about all this. Much as I trust the research that we all do, I need to go to an expert.
Fingers corssed, and glad to see you are journaling again.