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huh, totally forgot i already had an account here discussing pretty much the same issue. long time no see, panicked ramblings at 2 AM worrying whether or not i have full blown cancer.
long story short; i have an extensive history with vaginal issues (recurrent UTI's that i'm FINALLY growing out of at the ripe old age of 21, plus vaginal pain related to general hereditary sensitivity increased by oral birth control as well as a back injury that severely fudged up a good portion of my body from top to bottom), but for the past year or so a new one has been bugging me; sharp pain in one place. it's at the very entrance of my vagina, to the upper left (my left), and directly against the hard muscle or whatever makes up the surrounding of the vaginal opening. it only feels painful during sex, and only in certain positions. i went to the gyno when it first started, in i want to say maybe november of 2018, and she suggested i switch birth control because hey, my first birth control gave me symptoms of sharp, stabbing pain for years on end that only went away after trying a different kind, and what do you know; the problem vanished for a wonderful few months. fast forward to roughly november of 2019, and it's slowly coming back.
from all my medical history and personal research, i know this is most definitely scar tissue brought on by injury during sex that was only exacerbated by vaginal dryness as well as vaginismus. now that my body has been on the new birth control for some time, it's falling back into its old habits and the scar tissue is painfully noticeable again. i've read internal scar tissue can't really be seen or felt, hence why all my exams have come up normal and neither i nor my partner during routine self-examination can see anything abnormal.
it was only tonight that i found search results leading to the possibility of this being vaginal cancer. sure, a cancer that only an estimated of 0.003 percent of women will be diagnosed with in 2020 and even less have occurred last year, 50 percent or more of those being women over 70, with assured factors such as genetic predisposition and obesity, etc. etc., but... my anxiety says otherwise.
i'm going to demand some extensive testing from my gyno this week so i don't have to be paranoid. scans, scans, scans. i'd just like someone else to hopefully knock some sense into me before i get an appointment so i don't have to be worried sick for days. thanks for reading,
sincerely, someone with severe anxiety and falling prey to the ol' webmd 'if you have slight pain in this niche spot you have turbo cancer'.
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