HI, I've been reading on here for a while and it has helped so much with context and putting my situation into some sort of perspective.
I've been having strange goings on since dec last year. Things have really started to bother me properly since around Jan. I always had regular periods until Jan. They were getting much heaviner and more painful, and seemed to last longer too. I passed it off as hormonal etc etc. (34 with 2 kids). Then i started getting pain in my upper and inner thighs, that has become constant and seems to affect my knees too (look puffy round there too, im quite petite so noticed this, doc seemed unconerned)
I visited docs and was given usual wishy washy response. I happened to have a smear due and was surprised to get borderline result with high risk hpv. After reading on here i was able to gain some perspective and stop myself worrying to much... however, the leg pain, cramping, odd bleeding (mucousy and pale pink sometimes) in between periods continues..my gp has referred me for an ultrasound, been waiting a month and when i rang to follow up as i hadnt heard, i was told theyre 'at least' ten wks behind. I have colposcopy on the 14th may (smear was in feb) . The other worrisome 'situation' i have discovered after having a feel 'down there' and having a look, is that i KNOW things look different.. i appear to have 'bulges' protruding..definetly not how i usually look. I've read about uterine prolapse etc but wouldnt this be a coincidence considering symtoms and smear result.?
I'm trying to put it all to the back of my mind and just wait for the appointments, this is getting increasingly harder as the dull pains are constant,my lower back and hips ache and these 'protrusions' are now there..
It is starting to get me down as i havent felt 'right' for a while now.
My gp said once i have an ultrasound then i'll likely be referred to a gyno from there, and they'll do a pelvic exam..
i havent been back to the gp since noticing my unsightly bulges.. its so hard to get an apmnt and am tired of the wishy washy responses. She did give me iron tablets as i was slightly anemic, and tablets if periods etc get to heavy.
Should i push the gp to be seen sooner, the thought of all this dragging on and on feeling the way i already do is very depressing.
should i request a pelivc exam in light of my 'new look'?
have found a lot of courage and insight from reading posts and info on here.