Before I start this post discusses fertility and I appreciate lots of ladies here have undergone treatments that compromised their fertility so please stop reading now if this might upset you. I know I am very fortunate to be in my position but if the big C or even CGIN returns I know I will need a hysterectomy and in need of your support so love and hugs xx
So... I basically had 2 X Lletz to remove my v small 1a1 cancer in my cervical canal and have (TMI) virtually no cervix left. My colposcopist said it's almost like I have had a trachelectomy. At the time no one mentioned anything about changing contraception etc.
So today I had an appointment with a nurse at my GPs for a repeat contraceptive pill. She wants me to switch contraceptive pill as I am on a combined pill (Rigevideon also known as Microgynon)
She said having had cervical cancer (and being knocking on the door of 40 at 38) I should switch to the coil, a progesterone only pill or consider other options (sterilisation / vasectomy) . I am reluctant as whenever I have switched away from Microgynon ( to the injection and ceravette / celeste which I think is a progesterone only pill) I have had some side effects, heavier periods, depression.
Does anyone have any advice on this. I have finished my family but would rather stay on the pill for now
I might also use ask the expert as not getting much from Google.