Two weeks ago I noticed some brown discharge in my underwear, which I put down to some pre-period spotting (I was a week away from coming on). It was quite light and wasn't apparant all the time.
My period was due to start last Sunday and it has yet to arrive. The bleeding has got progressively heavier and started to include some darker brown/black clumps and tissue. It's still not heavy - one pantyliner is more than sufficient - but I have noticed more brown discharge and clumps/tissue on the toilet paper when I wipe (apologies for the TMI!) I have also had some heavier brown discharge immediately after sex although, after a few wipes (sorry!), it calmed fairly quickly (although it is still there, if that makes sense, it just wasn't as heavy as it was immediately after sex). I haven't had any pain (apart from the odd abdominal twinge and some minor back pain that radiates down into my leg - not sure this connected) but I currently am experiencing a feeling of pressure at the top of my right leg where it joins my groin.
I had a colposcopy in April after my smear test showed abnormal cells - this was labelled as borderline/mild. The doctor didn't seem particularly concerned and just told me to come back in a year for another test - she only did a visual exam and didn't take a biopsy because she said that sometimes biopsy will aggravate the area whereas it could resolve on its own.
I'm now incredibly worried that the cells have progressed to cancer in the nine months since my colposcopy. I've been to my GP and she didn't seem particularly concerned. She has referred me for a pelvic ultrasound but just on a normal referral. My mother died from breast cancer in April and I'm constantly petrified that something similar will happen to me. I seem to spend most of my time in tears and I also have to go for a breast ultrasound on Tuesday because I've found some lumps that need to be checked out.
Does anyone have any advice or help to stop me going out of my mind? I'm so strung out and worried about it that I am finding it hard to concentate on much else and I'm making myself ill. I've just turned 30 and I've just got engaged - this is supposed to be the best time of my life and I can't enjoy it at all. I'm so petrified that this means something horrible because every time I google the symptoms (which is almost becoming compulsive) all I get is results for cervical cancer.
I really appreciate any advice or help you have and I hope that you are all doing well.