I am 42 yo, and recently started having symptoms of extreme fatigue, bloated constantly, lower back and pelvic pain, cramping everyday, and what was once heavy periods for 7 days suddenly only lasts for 2 very heavy days and completely stops. Other symptoms that come and go are nausea, dizziness, anxiety, itching and forgetfulness. I've also lost about 10 pounds in the past 6 weeks and wrote it off as being more active. At my age, I thought I was pre-menopausal. I went last week to get a checkup and a papsmear. My dr. joked and said she didn't see anything wierd growing on my cervix and wants to see me back in 3 weeks for an ultrasound.
They called yesterday and said the results came back abnormal and scheduled a colposcopy the same day as the ultrasound. I didn't freak out until I saw the lab results that stated I was HPV positive and HGSIL is present. I had minor changes 16 years ago of abnormal cells but no mention of a virus and I failed to keep up with annual testing. I learned cc doesn't usually show symptoms until it's advanced and with the symptoms I've been experiencing and the time in between visits, I fear the worst. I'm trying to remain positive but I'm worried and angry at myself for not following up. I had no idea it could be so serious. From what I understand, it may take a while to get the results from the biopsy. Will the dr. be able to tell from the ultrasound if it could be cancer?