| | Spotting between periods and heavy discharge
Well, I think I must be falling apart. I have been posting on the spinal cord disorder board for a herniated disc and am having surgery. In the meantime, I have started spotting between periods. It started in September. It has increased in amount and frequency. I have NEVER done this before. I have also developed(within the last year) a heavy, heavy discharge. It is white. I have had pain in the pelvic area and low back. I just figured these were part of getting older and have ignored it until I started reading about symptoms of cancer.
I have an appointment with the gynecologist on January 9. I haven't had a pap for 6 years, unfortunately. My last one was abnormal but I didn't take the time for a follow up. I felt fine. That doesn't matter though, I guess. I also did not educate myself very well as to cancers that could come about with NO symptoms.
Has anyone had a diagnosis with similar symptoms? I am afraid of having cancer. I regret not taking care and having pap smears done and what not. I hope it is not too late. What exactly can spotting between periods mean???? Is that common for cancer??
Scared to death