Hi - This is the first time I have posted but I have been lurking for a couple of weeks. I was told I had a cervical erosion in January this year and was told to stop taking the pill because this can make it worse. I have seen my GP about 6 times this year because I bleed every time I have sex and am also finding it very painful. She saw me on the Friday and said that my erosion had not got better and I needed to see a gynae. I saw the gynae and she said I needed to have a scan and MRI before my colposcopy. I had the scans and all looked well apart from a couple of things.
1) The erosion is quite large.
2) I have got a lump on my cervix.
My consultant said she would cauterise the erosion at the same time as my colposcopy as this may help with the bleeding and remove the lump. THis will be done under a local anasthetic. Then during the colposcopy she said that I had 3 areas of abnormal cells and the lump also had abnormal cells in it and wanted to biopsy them before cauterising anything and removing the lump. I was really shocked becuase my smear in Jan was OK. I am booked in this friday for the biopsy results and the cauterisation, and lump removal but am driving myself mad with worry. I bled for 7 days after the biopsies were taken so am really worried about how painful cauterisation and lump removal is going to be. I am also scared about the results - I didn't even know I have abnormal areas or a lump - I went to see the gynae for painful sex and bleeding not because of any bad smear result.
Can anyone on this board reassure me until my results come in. I am so scared tha there is something very wrong with me. I also have a constant feeling of fullness and some lower back pain although I do not have a bad back. I have googled too much and am now convinced I have cerivcal cancer. I did have benign tumours removed in 1999 from my ovary and had surgery to remove my ovary and tube so am so scared that I am going to need a big surgery again. Do these consultants have any idea howm much stress we endure waiting for results? I didn;t even know anything was wrong and feel like I am being treated for conditions I didn;t know I had whilst not addressing the problem of constant pain... Do abnormal cells and cervical erosion cause pain or do you think that all this cautersiation and biopsy is masking the actualproblem? I feel so alone right now - google has turned me into a nervous wreck so I am hoping that this forum may offer some comfort.
Thanks for reading my post.