In the last 3 months I have been diagnosed with a iron shortage, aneamic and heamoriods. Period this month was very heavy and they decided to stop the period and then they did some more tests. Uterus 13mm thick...normal? They picked up I have a friable cervix and I need a Colp urgently. They don't tell you anymore than that and I am at the end of my wits. What does a friable cervix mean?
The specialist said there is no heamoriods and that all the problems are due to the cervix pressing on the bowel. It feels like I have to do a bowel movement the whole time.
Has anyone had this before? I have lower back pain that is going into the back of the legs and the uterus and cervix is constantly painful. Heat packs work wonders for this.
I am going to probably loose my newish job due to my time of work.
Please pardon my English, it's my second language.
I am so sorry that you are having to go through this!. Your cervix may just be swollen and pressing on your bowel from the irritation.
The diagnosis, friable cervix, means that the cervix is easily irritated, usually a result from HPV and other STDs, a colposcopy can usually determine if HPV viruses are the cause. This term means that the cervical tissue is prone to bleeding. Usually testing reveals the presence of HPV viruses or other STDs. Bleeding is typically due to chlamydia or other infections or cervical cancer. The diagnosis, friable cervix, means that the cervix is easily irritated, usually a result from HPV and other STDs, a colposcopy can usually determine if HPV viruses are the cause.
I speak 4 differnt languages also, German,Dutch,Spanish and French if you speak one of those let me know and I might be able to help explain things a bit more simply as not everything translates well to english!.
Oh ok! If it makes you feel any better I had bleeding after sex ,this was caused by me also having a "friable cervix". Strangely enough I had what is called bacterial vaganitis, simply an infection that irritates the cervix. I was treated for that and the bleeding/pain/swelling went down and stopped all together.
Hi Badprop, I'm sorry to hear this. I wanted to let you know that your English is just fine.
I've never heard the term "friable cervix" so I had to look it up. Like Jessica said, it means it is easily irritated and can bleed easily. From what I've read there are several reasons it can be that way: HPV, chlymidia, other infections.
When it comes to the pain in your back and down your legs, that is probably from the nerves in your low back being pushed on by the swollen uterus (or other internal organs).
Have you scheduled your colpo yet? That will give the doctor a good view of the cervix (under the colposcope - a microscope that views the cervix). The doctor will likely take a biopsy (called a pinch or punch biopsy) and perhaps an ECC (endocervical curettage). The ECC scrapes the cervical canal to sample the tissue there (which are different from the tissue on the outer cervix).
I know there is a lot of information. Ask whatever you wish, we'll do our best to help!
I went for my colpo today, not so sore at all But the doc had a verdict even before he did the biopsy, advanced cancer. He did blood tests and wanted to do a CT scan but we ran out of time. I will hear next week what cancer it is and how far it has spread. This is a fast moving one. I had tests done a year ago and was clean. Strange once the shock wears of it all feels so unreal. This cancer is going to have a run for it's money...... I am going to go to my daughters wedding in 20 years. Let the fight begin!
(((Hugs to you Badprop)))) I don't have words to say how sorry I am to hear what your doctor has said! We are here for you. Ask whatever questions you have. We'll do our best to answer them! ((((hugs))))
I am so sorry for your news, and hope will that they are wrong in the diagnosis, and/or can quickly take care of this for you. Definitely keep up the fighting spirit, as that will make a huge difference!!!
You are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone here, and like Pickle said, feel free to ask questions or just vent, cry, et cetera....
((hugs)) and good thoughts being sent your way....
Last edited by zoe96; 03-10-2009 at 10:55 AM.
Thank you for all the well wishes and words of support. It does help when the brave face slips a bit. I will know next Thursday what the final verdict is and what is going to be done. Have a good weekend all and good health.
I just wanted to check in and see how you are doing. Your appointment is coming up soon, right? We will all be thinking about you and hoping for good news and good options. I know this has to be a terrible time for you, and just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and sending good wishes your way.
Thank you so much for the encouraging words Zoe. My hart is sitting in my throught(spelling?) I am seeing the doc in a hour and I have not stopped bleeding from the calpo and live on 3 pain pills every 4 hours, day and night. I want to stay positive but I am so tired of being in pain 24/7 it is breaking down my good spirits. Then I come to this board and read all the positive posts and I feel much better. You girls are making a difference, well to me you are. Thanks.