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Hi.

I have been having troubles with my periods since they first started at the age of 16.

I went for checks and they couldn’t find the source but I was prescribed Mefenamic Acid. It helped for a while but my periods got that bad I began to have explosive diarrhoea and was vomiting because of the pain. I went back to gynaecology and they perform a laparoscopy which came back that everything was okay. I had a CT scan done and it came back that I had a bulky uterus but it was left there. The consultant told me it could be an indication of Adenomyosis. I had a ultrasound and that came back normal. I had some irregular bleeding after sex and in between periods so was examined by my gp. He said my cervix looked inflamed and sent me to the colposcopy clinic. I had a smear done and biopsy taken. The smear was negative but there was a a note made of Koilycytes that they found. They said it was nothing to be too concerned about. Since then the problems have still persisted and I’m at a loss of what to do really. I now have it in my head that it could be cervical cancer. I’m only 24 but I suffer back pain, leg pain and terrible terrible periods. I was just wondering if you could offer some words of advice about what to do.

Many thanks

Sarah

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Hi Sarah,

It sounds like you are having a really miserable time .

The reassuring fact is that all the investigations you have had for cervix cancer have shown that you don't have cervix cancer.

You do have s Gynae condition however that is affecting your quality of life both physical and mental , so we would encourage you to go back to your GP to get a referral to a gynaecologist to help manage these symptoms .

Wishing you well,

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This was done 2 years a go at colposcopy though. Would cancer develop within those two years that would give me those symptoms?

Thinks that’s also playing on my mind.

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Hi Sarah,

So we do think you need to see your GP as you are experiencing potential symptoms, which although are much more likely to be a less serious problem, are causing you a lot of ongoing worry and stress.

Cervical screening appointments are typically every 3 years as this is considered by research a safe amount of time between checks, i.e. highly unlikely that a cancer would develop in 3 years or less.

Wishing you all the best,

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