It feels like I haven’t been on here for ages. I was diagnosed last April with cervical cancer after a routine smear and had a radical hysterectomy and lymph node dissection in July. In August I was told lymph nodes were clear and no sign of any tumour so no more treatment needed and was officially staged at 1b1.
Sex has been absolute agony since my op - I feel like there’s a cut there even though consultant is saying there isn’t. He referred me to psychosexual dr as last check up he found it difficult to examine me cos I was tensing up so much.
For the past month I’ve been bleeding after sex- not very much it’s bright red. As this was one of my original symptoms I’m a bit concerned. The next day my tummy is sore and a bit swollen and I usually end up at dr with a UTI. my bladder stopped working completely after the op so I’ve had to self catheterise and sometimes I get pain from it.
I said to my nurse on Friday there and shes going to try and get me an appt but I’m worried.
Has anyone else experienced painful sex/bleeding after it?
Jan 2016 went for routine smear
feb 2016 called for colposcopy after abnormal cells detected biopsies taken
april 2016 confirmed abnormal stage 3 precancerous cells and given lletz treatment told see you in 6 months
26 April 2016 called in to see consultant told had cancer (world fell apart) believed stage 1a1 red flagged for cone biopsy
19may 2016 cold cone biopsy to stage cancer waiting for results
1st June told another tumour found in biopsy staging changed to 1b1
8th June discussed at mdt meeting and moved to another hospital. Also on waiting list for MRI
16th June MRI
21st June met new consultant radical hysterectomy advised given surgery date 21st July radical hysterectomy with ovary conservation and lymph node dissection.
9th August told lymph nodes clear and no residual sign of tumour no further treatment needed