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Old 12-29-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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Cervical cancer??

I am 19 yo and have been having alot of problems in the vagina area, roughly 4years ago I was experiencing a lot of pain in my lower stomach, I went to see my doc and after tests told me that I had PCOS The doc mentioned that I would have irregular periods and I did but at the moment it has been the longest I havent had my period which is 1year.-but now for roughly 4.5 months my partner and I have not been able to have sex because it is unbelievable pain (he cant even put it in the slightest) previous to that I have had bleeding after intercourse, brownish discharge (which I have found out is old blood) when I use to get my periods they were VERY heavy and very painful. I have since been to see a doc that specialises in sexual health for teens and she has sent me to have an internal U/S
I have not had children
There is no history of cancer in either side of my family
I have gained approx 4-7kg in the last year
I have been treated for thrush
I have been poked and prodded and I have had enough, I still have 2 weeks until my app and its eating away at me. I am the type of girl that worries A LOT when stuff like this happens so if anyone could please give me HONEST answers to what they think it could possibly be or any experiences that they have had with these symptoms PLEASE please tell me!
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I really do appreciate it.

 
Old 12-29-2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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Re: Cervical cancer??

My daughter in-law has some of the same issues that you do minus the painful intercourse. She had to have artificial insemination due to her periods being so irregular. Anyway, you probably have some large cysts causing you pain. When cysts burst there is sometimes a brownish discharge afterward.

If you are really concerned call the doctor's office and ask if there have been any cancellations and to please call you if anyone does cancel. I am sure they will be glad to do that for you.

I am sure that most of what is going on with you is related to the cysts that you have. It is a painful condition at times. I hope all goes well at the doctor's office! Sincerely, searchin

 
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Re: Cervical cancer??

Thankyou very much, I will call the doctors office today and ask if there is any cancellations and if they could let me know if there is.
I know you shouldnt believe everything on the internet but I have been on numerous sights and wrote in my symptoms and all that is coming up is cervical cancer. I am very thankful that my partner understands and thinks that a relationship is not based around sex but it makes me feel like crap knowing that we cant be what we use to be like because along with these symptoms come stress, anxity etc. Its hard.
So thankyou very much for your input I will update on here when I know a little more.

If anyone knows of anyother medical condition that has the same symptoms as the ones I have please let me know.

 
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Re: Cervical cancer??

Hello agian

Last week I went to a sexual health clinic, she couldnt pin point what was wrong with me but had a few things in mind so she sent me off to have a internal and pelvic U/S I went back for a follow up yesterday and it came back with only that a have large ovaries but no outstanding cysts (due to PCOS) Therefore she said that there is nothing wrong with the U/S and that she would like to do a quick internal, she did and has now decided that I have Vaginismus which is...

Vaginismus is a condition where there is involuntary tightness of the vagina during attempted intercourse. The tightness is actually caused by involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina. The woman does not directly control or 'will' the tightness to occur; it is an involuntary pelvic response. She may not even have any awareness that the muscle response is causing the tightness or penetration problem.

In some cases vaginismus tightness may begin to cause burning, pain, or stinging during intercourse. In other cases, penetration may be difficult or completely impossible. Vaginismus is the main cause of unconsummated relationships. The tightness can be so restrictive that the opening to the vagina is 'closed off' altogether and the man is unable to insert his penis. The pain of vaginismus ends when the sexual attempt stops, and usually intercourse must be halted due to pain or discomfort.
( www.vaginismus.com )

For me this does not explain all the symptoms that I have been happning but otherwise I think this is spot on. I will head back to a diff doctor to try and get to the bottom of the other symptoms.

I hope this helps someone else with the same symptoms.


 
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Re: Cervical cancer??

At your age, it would be incredibly rare for you to have cervical cancer (it typically starts off as dysplasia- precancerous cells- and takes years to develop into cancer if left untreated).

A PAP should effectively rule out cervical cancer or dysplasia. If you have a normal PAP result and you're still not satisfied that you don't have cervical cancer, request a colposcopy or biopsy.
I don't know if they'll do that, but it doesn't hurt to ask. PAPs can be wrong and give false negative results, in rare instances.

Young women in their teens and early 20s often have something called cervical ectropion or cervical erosion.
This is a normal condition for many young women. Basically, your cervix is just "young". It's not toughened up yet. The skin on your cervix is tender and raw, and bleeds easily.
This condition is also common among women who take birth control pills. Hormones cause it.
It can result in spotting or bleeding after intercourse.
Ask your doctor about it.
No treatment is needed, because it isn't dangerous and usually goes away on its own as you get older.

Your PCOS is likely responsible for some of your lower abdominal pain and abnormal bleeding, as well.

I have heard of vaginismus, but I don't know much about it. I think its pretty rare. I think I've read that it's partly psychological, partly physiological... in other words, a psychological condition which triggers a physical response. Does that sound right?
I'm curious as to whether the doctor was able to insert a speculum to do your exam, and whether this caused you great pain.
Are you able to insert tampons and other objects?
If the pain and "closing off" only occurs when you try to have intercourse, then perhaps the problem is more psychological than physical.
Anyway, your doctor would be the best source of information about this condition.
I'm very sorry you have it, if you do. I hope you're able to find some relief.

I'd forget about cervical cancer. You don't have it, and you have enough on your plate, it sounds like, without worrying about things you don't have.
If you had cervical cancer, your doctor would've detected it already. It's easily detectable during a routine pelvic exam with a PAP, and besides, you're just too young for it.

Best of luck to you!

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