I was diagnosed with HPV about 16 years ago and was treated for it including cauterization on my cervics. I've always had regular periods and have had normal yearly paps. I had my period this month, it lasted 3 days, it's normally about 5 days. About 5 days later I started having light bleeding, with a brownish discharge(smelling a little bad) and then have had light bleeding ever since, it's now been about 4 days. I haven't had a pap since 9/2002(I know I'm bad), I'm almost 39 and was wondering if this could be a sign of cervical cancer? Thanks so much for any info/advice.
You know no one can answer that, dimplegurl. And you know you have to see your ob/gyn. Probably a lot of us DO know what it is like to terrified, and to have to wait. I know that, and I also know that any one thing (symptom) can be many things (conditions/diseases). Try NOT to spend your energy worrying if that worrying will not be doing you some concrete good.
Tommorrow I'm going for my consultation on the Leep Procedure, My biopsy came back saying that I had Hgsil (severe dysplasia), I'm not quite sure of the progression rate of this disease, although only last year I had a normal pap smear, However for the past 12 months I have had a tremendous amount of break through bleeding, even though I've been on birth control for 7 years and tried every type of hormonal birth control out there I still bleed (heavy) while I'm on my active pills of the birth control. Usually for about 3weeks out of the month. Also I have severe cramps that make it impossible to get out of bed sometimes, I also have shooting pains in the cervical area even when I'm not bleeding, as well as lower back pain. I also bleed after, and sometimes during sex and douching. Starting in May I started having problems with High blood pressure. Then starting in July I started having problems with urination, (I know I need to go but I cant make myself, sometime running my hand under water helps and other times I just have to keep trying every ten minutes or so. It sometimes can take me an hour to pee). I don't know if I should tell my doctor about this because about 5 years ago I had a massive infection in the pelvic region after a laparoscopy, which mean't that I had a foley cathater for about 8 weeks, when I finally got it removed I had to teach myself how to pee again. So until this weekend I had assumed that my problems urinating were do to my history, and not worth wasting the doctors time over, but I'm starting to think maybe I should mention it just in case I can't make myself pee after this leep procedure. What do you think?
I had brownish blood spotting and irregular periods for a while and found that I had what's called a "chocolate cyst" on one of my ovaries which is where some of the blood from your period don't get flushed out and creates a sack like thing that fills with more and more old blood each period. The brownish spotting or darker blood is a sign of this and can be detected by ultrasound. I had tenderness in the area of the cyst and would have never known I had one if I didn't have a pelvic exam... I had pain when he pressed hard in that area.....
My doc said a lot of people get these and that most of the time a little extra hormones in the system will cause it the break up and clear out so he put me on birth control for 2 months and then did another ultra sound.. It was gone and I haven't had any brownish or dark blood since then.