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Have you had a pap smear recently?
Are you taking any contraceptives?
i am not taking any birth control - and the last pap smear i had was, sadly, around five years ago. as silly as this may sound, i was diagnosed with white coat syndrome two years ago. [scared of doctors for fear they will give me bad news]
Okay, there are many different possible causes, it could be due to fluctuation in your hormones, it could be due to a cervical lesion, or it could be due to an an endometrial lesion
You should have this examined ( A pelvic exam to determine the cause)
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i am, sorry - just got this message.
because of my panic disorder as well as health anxiety, my mind is going toward cancer. i know that via the internet, you cannot tell me whether or not this is cancer. however, i am scared that it may be cancer because i have gone 5+ years without a papsmear.
I'm sorry to hear that, cancer usually takes 10+ years to develop
i suppose what i am asking is, is have you seen this before? is this something that women go through? i see many posts from women saying they're heavily bleeding, however, i am not heavily bleeding at all. and the spotting is everyday, BUT, it doesn't last all day, if that makes sense.
Yes, I have seen this before, and any one of the conditions I mentioned above can cause this type of light bleeding
as weird as this may sound, i am relieved to hear that doctors have seen light bleeding. i am just concerned because it has been a month now that this has gone on. any reason why it would show bright red after a hard bowel movement? not rectally, but vaginally.
normally, it is a pink/brownish [old blood] tint to toilet tissue - except for after a hard bowel movement. then, it is more bright red but it doesn't continue
It could be the rectum is causing pressure on the vaginal wall
would something like that call for a surgical procedure? and thank you so much for "chatting" with me
No, it would not likely cause for a surgical procedure
if they do find this is a prolapse/pressure from the rectum to the vaginal wall - what would i have to do to "fix" this? it's very odd to me, because this happened on the 4th of july about 12 hours after i lifted something extremely heavy and had a bad back ache for about a week.
They would likely recommend a stool softener
weird, but helpful, i suppose. i definitely am not having any bowel issues. i suppose i shall see when i go to my appointment. thank you again. what do i do now? sorry, i have never used this site before.
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i clicked and there is no submit button. i will try and figure it out - thank you so much for your time. are you a doctor located in florida?
I am in Ohio
You're quite welcome
wonderful - thank you so much, and have a great night!
Same to you