(Closed) This post is full of TMI and icky details

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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5481 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sorry you have to go through this 🙁  It sounds like your SO is being very supportive.  I’ve never dealt with anything like this, but I would like to encourage you to be your own healthcare advocate.  Wait and see what they say about your results so far, and schedule an appointment with your doc as soon as one is available.  Don’t let them brush you or your symptoms off.  Get second opinions if you need to, take photos of the blood if you need to.  Take your SO with you to explain in further detail if that is what it takes.  Be your own advocate, take care of yourself, and keep following up as needed.

Big hugs hun!

Post # 4
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh hon, I could have written this and I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with it. I went through 2 years of constant colposcopies and cauterizing my cervix because of all the abnormal paps. I also had constant bleeding during sex and at other random times. I was even crying to my husband that my vagina was broken! Sadly, nothing fixed it until my paps started coming back normal again (May 2012, wooo!). Once the abnormal and precancerous cells stopped coming back, the bleeding stopped and I’ve been totally normal (FINALLY). You’re not at all alone, I know how much it sucks feeling like your body has totally betrayed you. Support from your SO goes a long way, it made me feel so much better knowing that he was wasn’t holding it against me. Have you gotten the HPV vaccine? Even though I already had the cancer causing strain, my gyn suggested the vaccine could help strengthen my immune system.

Post # 7
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9147 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Take your records and get a second opinion from another Ob/GYN unaffiliated with your current Ob/GYN.  That way you can at least have peace of mind.  I got a second opinion and ended up changing doctors because I felt the second doctor listened to me and answered my questions more fully.  If you don’t know who to go to check out review sites like http://www.ratemds.com/ to get an idea of which doctor to pick (remember to take reviews with a grain of salt.)

Post # 9
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1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Jellybones:  Your post brings back a lot of memories for me as I’ve had a very similar history with CIN 3, leeps, cone biopsies, chemotherapy for cervical cancer, cramping, bleeding and miscarriage. For the past 10 years I’ve had abnormal pap smears, countless lesions removed, my cervix has been a battleground and has been nothing short of butchered. But this year I had my first normal CIN-free result and it appears my body has finally built up an immunity to the HPV. Fingers crossed my most recent pap smear (I go every 6 months) comes back normal too. Then there will really be some celebrating going on. Good luck hun and just hang in there. It can, and very often does, get better.

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