Just thought I'd share my story.
Back in Jan 2012 I started to notice that after going to the loo there was a darkish yellow on the toilet paper. Only after wiping. Didn't think too much about it at first. I put it down to maybe strong urine or the lighting lol. I had also been getting sporadic twinges around my overies again, put it down to pre period pains. This went on for a few months and I started to realise that this was discharge of a yellow colour, no odour, and mild aches and pains in my legs, back and hips. I finally went to my GP in June/July. He booked me a smear and swab test. He told me that he thought the twinges were irritable bowel, and aches fibromyalgia which I believed looking up the symptoms.
I had the smear and whilst waiting for those results headed back to GP for swab results. He told me I had an infection and prescribed me antibiotics. When the smear test results arrived in the post I was relieved to read NEGATIVE. Carried on trusting my results and GP. Symptoms started again, yellow discharge on going to the toilet. No bleeding so stupidly carried on, time passed and it wasn't until summer 2013 I started get more pain in my hips, especially in a morning finding it hard to get down the stairs and noticed the discharge on occasion was brown in colour. I put it down to my period and hormones. Thinking the worst by now and panicking but trying to put it to the back of my head.
In October, my periods became longer and just seemed different and heavier. I started getting pale pink discharge when wiping after the loo. I went to see another GP. She told it could be hormonal, my smear test was negative and to come back after my next cycle if it carried on. It did, so in December I went back, she did an exam and noticed what looked like a small blood vessel and referred me to a Colposcopy on the 19th January 2014. I had a lot of bleeding at the colposcopy and two weeks later told I had cancer of the whomb. This would be treated with a radical hysterectomy. MRI two weeks later, another week on and told its not what they thought but I had cervical cancer.
Following a PET scan I was diagnosed with stage 2b cervical cancer and two nodes effected. The internal exam confirmed the tumour to be 4cm in diameter. Treatment started beginning of March 2014 and ended 6th May 2014. (name removed) I have to say are amazing. Exeptional care and treatment.
I've learnt to always listen to my body and trust my instincts. They were right all along.