I recently went to the gynecologist after having discomfort for the past two weeks. My doctor told me I have an infection in my cervix, gave me some medication, and scheduled me to come back in a week. He did not tell me very much about the infection, how I got it, or if it was serious. Since the exam was done so quickly, I am assuming it’s not serious.
However..I’ve been rather nervous about it since I have cervical cancer in my family, my mother being one of them. I know this increases my risk for getting the cancer. Have any of you gotten an infection in your cervix? Can it really lead to cervical cancer? When I go back in for a check-up, I plan to ask them to do a pap smear.
Btw, the doctor does know about my family history.