May 12, 2014 - 11:48 pm
One year ago, i had a rare occurance..i had, what i thought, was 3 periods within a 6 week timeframe. I went to see my doctor who quickly dismissed my concerns and gave me a simple, "you are most likely getting ready to start going through the change". My doctor offered to place me on birth control pills to help regulate my cycle, but i declined. She also suggested i keep a journal of my episodes. Several months ago, my symptoms increased. And for the past 3 months, they have become more painful/noticeable. I finally went to see my doc again, with concerns of regular spotting between periods that would last 5-7 days..and sometimes longer. My spotting would always be a light bloody tinge that would tuen brownish and near watery. I also started spotting after intercourse. Lately my lower back, mainly right side, has been constantly hurting, no matter what i do. And i have had constant cramping sensations. My periods have gotten much heavier, causing me to change a super plus tampon nearly every 2 hours and alot of times i would soak through one quickly. The clots have been increasing, in size and frequency. I cant stand in the shower without them falling out during my cycle. Mu entire body seems to be out of whack. I had a recent pap done, and my doc suggested i have hpv screening as well, due to my age(39). Well, a week later i got a call from the nurse who needed to see me immediately. I made it to the office that afternoon, and was told that i tested positive for hpv, and my pap was abnormal. I had high grade SIL, CIS, and CIN 2/3. The nurse personally called another physicians office as i sat there. The nurse had worked at this OB/GYN previously and asked the nurse on the phone to get my appointment as soon as possible. This is my first abnormal pap and i go to the doctor tomorrow for a colposcopy. Im nervous. I have been non stop searching the web for answers. I know what most sites say about what i have. But i also read that I am having almost every textbook sign of invasive. Cancer runs in both sides of my family. Both paternal and maternal had cancer(1 breast cancer, the other lung cancer). I dont know of any family members to have cervical cancer. Has anyone else had these same symptoms and diagnosis? Im still shocked that i am learing of this happening to my body. I thankfully have 3 children already, which are already grow up(teens!). Please provide your input. I just happened to find this site and im so glad i did. If nothing else, i can see that i will have a very strong support system with you all!