Vaginal/cervical cancer advice please

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I was hoping someone could help me. I have just got back from the Drs which I went to due to 8ish months of bleeding dark blood about 2 weeks prior to every period, also got worse when I went for a number 2 or strained in anyway.

Anyway at the exam she said she needed to call another GP in as she saw a red area next to my cervix on the vaginal wall, it bled from the touch of the speculum. They took swabs which also caused bleeding and they said they would refer me to gynaecologist, I heard them taking outside the curtain and words such as quick appointment etc were mentioned, I did ask her if this was to do with cervical cancer as I've had more than 1 abnormal smear before along with various biopsies and a letz procedure but she's lovely and didn't want to worry me so she just said it's probably nothing don't worry. The appointment time was 4-6 weeks which is not emergency cancer screening but the next level.

Now as mentioned I've had abnormal smears, 3 or 4 biopsies and 1 letz, my last smear came back as OK so I was finally put back on 3 years smears.

Upon reading about vaginal cancer it says it very rare and more commonly cervical cancer can migrate into the vagina.

my question is has anybody had a similar situation, has an examination brought up a red sore patch near anyone's cervix and what was it, did you have further tests?

I don't need reassurance as such I just want to know what I'm dealing with. I like to be mentally prepared. I want to know my stuff by the time I get to see gynaecologist. With current symptoms of pelvic pain plus bleeding plus history of smears plus now this red bleeding patch I'm thinking it's probably not great but I'd like to be pre informed.


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    Hi Charlotte

    thats really scary. I can't help you with the specifics but I do know if the doc was concerned about any type of cancer you would have been referred to be seen under the cancer pathway in 2 weeks. Also you suggest you have been referred to a gynaecologist not an oncologist (cancer specialist). There are lots of conditions with symptoms similar to uterine cancer so it could be anything. It's hard not to worry until you actually know what's happening I know but your GP does not appear to have sensed any urgency with your referral and I would take comfort in that. A

    thpugh I wouldn't normally suggest it you might want to google your symptoms but be aware you've not been referred for cancer. I know that doesn't rule it out but just be careful if googling your symptoms. My thoughts are with you x

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      Yes she did tell me the emergency was 2 weeks which gave me some relief. Thank you for replying I guess because of the history and the fact that ive waited so long with the bleeding issue to see her not to mention other aches and pains that have been unexplained I was a bit worried, ive found something on google about cervical eroision which sounds like it could be relevant.

      Thanks again

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    Hi charlotte1824,

    I have just read your post,7.30am, I am male so cannot help you symptom wise, but, I would like to extend my support to you. I can read how concerned you are but would hope your g.p. and specialist are working together on this.

    I had to go for a Dermatologist examination of a mole changing on my arm, the appointment came through the day after my g.p. contacted them and they cut out two worrying looking moles, I go back today, 10.30am for results and stitches taken out.

    Best wishes for the future..

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      Hi Mike,

      Well thank you for replying even though its a female issue, im sorry to hear you have had some worrying times, must have been scary to get such an urgent appointment. Hopefully now they have removed them everything will be fine. Good luck

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