I just came from my gynecologist and, since I am now thoroughly freaking out, I’m hoping you guys can help me out.
First off: I’m 25 years old. I’m married. I have two kids, aged 5 and 1. I’ve never had an abnormal Pap before. I have a Mirena IUD (since June of last year).
I went in for my yearly Pap this morning. I mentioned that I’ve been experiencing pain in my left ovary for a few days, and that I’ve experienced bleeding almost every single time I have sex or a bowel movement for the past year. Sure enough, the swab was blood-tinged after my cervix was swiped.
She rubbed the bloody swab on a dish and went to look at it under a microscope. She came back, said everything looked normal under the microscope and told me I have a “friable cervix”. I was told the Pap would be run through extra tests to look for certain bacteria that could play a role in cervical bleeding. Basically, I didn’t get a whole lot of feedback, but was told it wasn’t a big deal.
..cue the Google search freak out..
It doesn’t seem to be such a insignificant issue, and now I’m greatly concerned. I just had a baby a year ago, and have never had an abnormal Pap. Is it possible I have cervical cancer? Or ovarian cancer.. because of my ovarian pain (which I was told is most likely a cyst)? I asked if the IUD could be irritating my cervix; she said that’s probably not the case. I have been married for several years, and while I understand it’s possible STIs can be transmitted at any time, I think that possibility is rather slim. Can anyone shed some light on the issue? I’m feeling very uneasy about this.