I'm new here and am really worried. I have only ever had 1 sexual partner and I was his first too. Fast forward 20 years and I took a private HPV test in the hope of avoiding a smear at my surgery as in this area, if HPV is negative then the cells aren't examined. Past 2 smears were clear of HPV and I expected this to be the same given my sexual history. So I paid for a private at home test and got the shock of my life when a gynaecologist called to say I have high risk HPV sub type 33!!
Now my mind is all over the place! I've always had spotting before a period but for the past 2 years, I've had a combination of light bleeding and spotting (red and brown) as opposed to spotting dark brown only and it lasts for 6-8 days rather than 4-5 days. I also have a clear slimy discharge throughout the month, rather than just the time I'm ovulating.
Do these sound like symptoms of cervical cancer? I had a smear yesterday to put the HPV result into context do now have a two week wait and I'm driving myself insane with worry!