Re: 17 years old and afraid I may have Cervical Cancer.
Hey. Listen, I'm 24, not too, too much older than you, but as far as the fear, nervousness, and shyness about going to the doctor is concerned, I can totally relate, as I'm sure everyone can.
Have you ever had a pap smear before? It's very important that you do this as much as your doctor tells you to after your first one (assuming you haven't had one yet) because if you do have something wrong with you, they can possibly catch and treat it early before it progresses into something worse. Based on the information you have given, it sounds to me like you have irregular periods, but no one can know for sure what is going on with you except a doctor, and that's why you really need to see one.
It is scary, I know. I had an abnormal pap, a colposcopy, and a cone biopsy to treat some abnormalities I had not too long ago, and like I said I'm 24, I don't have cancer, but I have abnormalities that can progress to cancer if left untreated, and believe me, I don't want to have to deal with this stuff this young, but I have to, you know, no one wants to deal with this stuff, but unfortunately it happens.
Sweetheart, believe me its better to use the tools (doctors) available to you in life to at least try and correct a situation. Running away from your problems isn't the answer. Believe me I have my moments...I tend to run away sometimes, but it always inevitably picks and picks at me until I do something about it, and sometimes I let it pick at me for a while, but in the end I always must face my problems, as does everyone else. Better sooner than later. Good Luck.
Last edited by xtattooX; 05-06-2008 at 05:02 PM.