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Please help! In 2002 I had cervical cancer. During the last

Please help! In 2002 I had cervical cancer. During the last stage of treatment, internal radiation was given, suturing medical gauze into my vagina walls. Upon removal, a visiting doctor, unknowingly ripped the gauze out tearing the tissue on my vagina walls. My doctor prescribed an extra amount of sex after the healing. Which I did. The partner I had helped me and my vagina was functional. Sex was fine. After about a year I changed partners (relationships) but our sex life was not as active. Unknowing, my vagina walls began to close. After 4 years, (and a divorce) another partner was introduced and complained of "hitting a wall" while trying to have sex. That repeated with yet another partner. I visited a clinic and the doctor confirmed that indeed "there was a wall." I have tried dilators but the space is too narrow. I am currently seeing my Gyno and now a plastic surgeon. I hope it doesn't come to that. I recently had an MRI and was able to see for myself the complexity of my vagina. I am writing to you because I seek an inflatable vaginal dilator. I have searched in frustration online for any sort of lead and have not found anything remotely close. Something thin enough Like a balloon that can inflate over time to expand the walls again. If you can at least point me in the right direction that would be great. Please help.

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MY MOTHER HAD CERVICAL CANCER. NOW MY CA 124 IS 50. AFTER

MY MOTHER HAD CERVICAL CANCER. NOW MY CA 124 IS 50.AFTER READING UP ON IT I FOUND THAT BY WOMEN IN MY AGE(48) THAT MARKER IS SOMETIMES ELEVATED DUE TO PRE-MENOPAUSE. IS THAT CORRECT?I ALSO HAD A PELVIC ULTRASOUND DONE WITH THIS RESULT:RIGHT OVARY 3.7X3.1X3.0 CM. LEFT OVARY 3.0X1.7X2.3 CM. THERE IS A RIGHT CYST PRESENT.2.5X2.7X2.5 CM IN SIZE. SOME MILD INTERNAL ECHOES AND SLIGHT MURAL IRREGULARITY PRESENT. THIS MAY REPRESENT A DEGREE OF MILD CYST COMPLICATIONS

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I was told that I have HPV and that I need to remove my

I was told that I have HPV and that I need to remove my cervix. But HPV also causes anal cancer and throat cancer as well. So, why do I need to just remove my cervix? Is it really that important?

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I am hesitant to do a hysterectomy. I was diagnosed with

I am hesitant to do a hysterectomy. I was diagnosed with large fibroids. They don't give me much pain but they are very large. I do look pregnant. I also have a high level HPV. So in 2 weeks I am scheduled to do a hysterectomy and they will remove my cervix as well to prevent cervical cancer. But, I do not want to have menopause. I am only 42 years old. My pap test is normal. So why do all of this? Is it really necessary? I am doing fine.

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I have had a range of symptoms recently and I do not trust

Hi,I have had a range of symptoms recently and I do not trust the opinion of my regular doctor.In January, February, and April I took Clomid. Starting in January, for the first time in my life, and continuing until now I have had constipation. While on Clomis in January and February I had quite a lot of discomfort during sex and cramping which the nurses shrugged off as normal. When I took Clomid in April, cutting my dose in half hoping to lessen the side effects it was terrible. I was so sore it hurt to walk, needles to say we did not even try that month.Since I had taken the Clomid I have felt something is not right. This last cycle I got my period on time, day 28, as usual but it lasted 8 days, twice as long as usual. I didn't think much of it until I starting spotting only 5 days after it had finished. I spotted brownish blood for 4 days and then really started to bleed for 4 days and then spotted again for another 2. I was also very continuous cramp in my abdomen throughout the 2nd period. As a caution I received an ultrasound which came back as saying I had multiple Nabothian cysts. I have also lost 8lbs in the last 7 days without any change to my diet or otherwise.My doctor said that Nabothian cysts could cause the bleeding and discomfort but I have read otherwise and I feel like my weight loss in addition to everything else should print further investigation. He wants me to wait three months to see how the cysts go prior to seeing a gynocologist.In addition to this, and I am unsure if it is related, I have a lot of back pain when I sit. It doesn't hurt when I sit but is very painfully stiff when I get up and move around for the first few minutes. I am 34, normally 121lbs, now 113lbs, and all my blood results on my cheek and CBC are optimal.Should I be concerned?

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I had irregular bleeding between my period, after having

Hello, I had irregular bleeding between my period, after having sex. I went to a practitioner that did a coposocopy (sp) and the results were a CIN 1 sighting in the endocervical canal but nothing on the cervix. The practitioner didn't do a PAP since last years PAP was negative. All my testing for venerial disease was also negative from last year and I have been in a monogomous relationship for over a year and a half. I was on the pill last year and only for one year and now have switched to diaphragm. I have never come up positive for HPV virus. I'm 45 years old. What would you stay my next step would be in seeking treatment. (please excuse all typos, I am a horrible speller)

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I've tested positive risk hpv several times. The

I've tested positive for high risk hpv several times. The first was about 11 years ago. I've had two cryo therapies (the last one baking about 2 years ago). After that cryo, I had two consecutive papa come back normal and negative for hpv. Now I am pregnant and tested positive again with hpv although my pap was normal. Do you always have this virus once you get it? I know the body typically "clears" the virus but what would explain mine going away and then coming back?

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How often do i need to get a pap test? I thought It was

Hi. How often do i need to get a pap test? I thought It was every 3 years and I was reading in the newspaper and it says it should be every 2 years. I've never had an abnormal one before and my last one was exactly every 3 years.I am 36 years old

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I just got over my period started april 17th and ended april

I just got over my period started april 17th and ended april 22/23. I had intercourse last night and had light bleed about 3 hours after. Now I have been crazy about checking my cervix and bleeding and when I check my cervix There is light almost rust color blood coming from the opening. My periods are usually 6-7 days but I have never had bleeding/spotting like this. I also had a miscarriage last month and my period was about 2-4 days early. I stopped taking the pill in February and haven't really had normal period yet so my cycle is a little off.JA: OK. The Gynecologist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Gynecologist should be aware of?Customer: I also had dull pain in my pelvic area. Almost like period cramps.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Gynecologist about your situation and then connect you two.

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