well I will try not to make this too long!
i am a 33 year old with no children. i contracted genital warts when I was 21, which I know is a strain of HPV. I was able to clear them up and have never had another outbreak but I know the virus can lie dormant.
I had my last 7 years ago, and have been stupid not to have one since. I've now been experiencing some symptoms that all point to bad news. I booked my smear test and had it this afternoon and now I wait, but I fear I may be receiving Bad news soon.
The symptoms I've been having include going from always having Regular periods to missing them or having either very heavy or very light ones.
I occasionally bleed after intercourse.
And finally I have started to bleed randomly on and off. I also have lower back pain, occasional (mild) abdominal pain and increased bouts of diahorrea (although this is not a new symptom)
most people seem to think it will never happen to them, I feel like I know they are going to come back with a cancer diagnosis.
any opinions or support would be great.
happy to have found a warm supportive place. Xx