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    Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    Hi Guys, i am yet to have a smear test done as i am under 25 and havent got a letter from the doctor yet. I am 21. I have scared myself silly that i might have it as before i got pregnant i bled heavily for 21 days doc gave me tablets and said it was a hormone imbalence, I was under some stress at the time but this has happened twice once when i was about 15 as well. Anyway i was refered to a gyne and when the appointment finally came through everything was fine so he decided to leave it be and i havent had any further problems. Now since i have had HA i am petrified that the bleeding i have had is cancer and it was just dimissed. I also have been reading that you should have a smear test every 3 years after becoming sexually Active which again i havent. Also i hate to admit this but 2 years ( nearly 3 ) off my current partner i caught Genital warts which is a strain of HPV and this def causes cervical cancer. This was a very mild attack and we have both been checked for everything else and are fine, doc even said that my age and my health i would probably cure the HPV but i cant help but worry. I have not had any signs of having the virus back since ( touch wood)

    I have decided to pay for a smear test once the baby is born but i am petrified that it will say i have cancer, i am that scared i almost dont want to have it done. I have been trying to rationalise my fears over HIV but this cervical cancer fear is bringing it all back :(

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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    I'd get a smear, sorry but I had cervical cancer from hpv at 22 it was removed, I'm fine now

    Sorry to worry you more but your GP was wrong, the bleeding could have been a miscarriage vs cervical.

    PM if you have any private questions, I'm happy to help, but I would get a smear

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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    Hi, it wasnt a miscarriage as i was on the pill and he did a pregnancy test. He said the most common cause of bleeding under 25 is hormone imbalance, surely as this happened 2 years ago i would have some other symptoms by now. i have also just read that the strain that causes genital warts very rarely causes cancer. Its the types that show no symptoms that usually causes cancer. I dont want to worry about this for 3 months as i cant have a smear done until about 12 weeks after labour!

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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    Awwwwww tash huni!!!

    Nooooooooo, sweatheart. If it was cancer then rest assured it would have showed it's ugly head well and truely before now. Stress does play havock with our lady bits hun , God i have been there so many times.

    If you are pregnant then it is standard procedure to have a FREE smear test 6 weeks after birth.

    Try not to worry to much huni as i am sure you are just fine.

    Lots a love
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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    I had a smear while prego, that is what they do in the usa.

    OK lets think this out, say you did have CIN 1 which is the most common, then what? You can't do jack while pregnant.

    Afterwards you'd have a biopsy and maybe a bit removed, its all pretty simple.

    I did have symptoms though love. I'd not worry right now, the "what if" isn't that bad to worry so much, kwim?

    Cervical pain would be a problem if you had it too, let your mw know if you evr get it

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    Thanks everyone, although boos mum you gave me a little scare. but thanks for replying. Im just latching on to something that happened ages ago and thinking the worse. im sure i would have had more symptoms by now than 1 bleed.
    x

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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    Sweetheart, I certainly wouldn't be thinking down the cancer route if i was you. You would have had many more symptoms by now, infact untreated as it would have been in you case, well enough said! So it's defo NOT cancer huni.

    Sending you big hugs hun and whispers....Don't you worry!!




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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by tashbarnes87 View Post
    Thanks everyone, although boos mum you gave me a little scare. but thanks for replying. Im just latching on to something that happened ages ago and thinking the worse. im sure i would have had more symptoms by now than 1 bleed.
    x
    I'm not trying to scare you love, but I also don't want you to think it's impossible to have a problem before 25 like your GP said, KWIM?

    Its not a huge deal normally anyway, don't stress, think nice thoughts

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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by bottleblond View Post
    If you are pregnant then it is standard procedure to have a FREE smear test 6 weeks after birth.
    Sorry about bringing up an old post, I was just wondering if this quote was true? Just as I do not recall ever having a smear test or being invited and I have a 6 year old daughter.

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    Re: Im scared of Cervical Cancer

    Yes it is true hun.

    Usually when you go to your GP for your post natal check up, normally 6 weeks after you've had your baby, they will routinely carry out a smear test at that time

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