Should I be concerned?

Hi everyone, 


I've had irregular bleeding for a while now, particularly after sex and also between periods. My periods have always been heavy and irregular but changes in my body recently are sounding alarm bells. 


I feel bloated a lot, I feel as though I've put on a lot of weight in a short time, and my overall health is suffering. I have a recurring pain in my right thigh that is like a constant ache and is keeping me up, and I have a dull pain in my lower back that, while not excruciating, is always there and despite my best efforts, I can't get rid of. 


I recently had a smear test at my GP, and the results have come back negative (normal). While this is a relief, I can't help worrying that the results are inaccurate, as my GP said she could not see the cervix at all, but that she'd take swabs anyway. 


Has anyone else had a similar experience? I'm 22 and quite concerned. 


Thank you x



Hi 2217,

If you are worried I would maybe speak with you GP and askfor a second opinion and to be referred to colposcopy because of your symptoms. 

I'm 24, didn't have a smear I got sent straight to colposcopy, had CIN2 later had a smear which appeared normal (not to scare you). At my colposcopy appointment my gyaene said everything looked perfect but she would take a biopsy to be sure and low and behold CIN2. 

I would definitely ask if you could have a referall for colposcopy to put your mind at rest. 

They don't seem to take young women seriously for some reason. 

Hope this helps hun xx

Wow how stupid was I?

Hi guys. Im pretty new to the forum and this is the first time I have posted on here. At the age of 28 I had suffered symptoms for longer than a year of bleeding everyday (despite changing contraceptive a few times) and pelvic pain. I brushed it to the back of my mind, too pussy to go get a smear test. I eventually opened up to an older lady at work and she urged me to go. She couldnt believe I had mothered two children. My children were both premature. Eldest was 10weeks early and my youngest came 6 weeks early. However i never was investigated. So off I went. It wasn't as bad as I thought either (certainly wish I went sooner). The results of the smear came back two weeks later saying I would have to attend colposcopy three weeks later and I have high grade HPV and borderline changes. I went to the colposcopy and listened carefully they told me they use a solution to turn abnormal areas white. I could see a strange pattern almost like a mosaic of whiteness. They fiddled around for a while, double checking I guess. I keot my eyes firmly focused on the screen next to me and then i saw this thing, this white strange looking area that appeared more solid, whiter and more compounded than the other areas and immediately the gynecologist asked if he could biopsy it as well as the other mosaic area slightly further down. This scared the shit out of me. I dont remember anything else but being sent out the door with a punch biopsy leaflet and being told I will recieve my resulta within four weeks? I have many questions, lots I wish I had asked at the time. Today its three weeks to the day I had the biopsies taken. I recieved a letter saying they would be baxj in four weeks approx and biopsies had been taken from abnormal areas found. I also recieved a surprise invitation for a scan of the pelvis and ovaries  due to have that on the 20th of Nov. So so worried. Has anybody had a similar situation or can anybody kindly relate to this. Thanks for reading, it means a lot to just be able to get it out xxx