I have never had a dr. Sit down and actually care to answer my questions. & now that I have symptoms, I have an abundance of questions, regrets, fears, etc... I have an appointment in exactly a week with great reviews. I'm hoping he can have a discussion with me that will put me at ease.
Here's my situation. Ill put my questions in CAPS.
I became sexually active at 14. (horrible, I know) After my mom found out that I had sex she took me to the dr for a pap smear. My test came back abnormal & after further testing, I was diagnosed with High-Risk HPV. My dr then did a biopsy taking samples from my cervix. At a later appt she gave me a piece of paper (that I stupidly recently threw away bc I thought all was well & didnt want the memorabilia in my 1st apartment) ...anyways, the paper showed my abnormal cells on my cervix & said what type of hpv I contracted... I can't remember the # for the life of me but I know 16&18 are the worst ones to have. All she told me was that bc of my age all she wanted me to do was ake folic acid & it should go away on its own.
Two years later... At age 16, I got pregnant. (obviously, I ddnt take the seriousness of my hpv into any type of consideration. I never went back to the dr & just assumed that it had went away) while I was pregnant, I had two pap smears..both of which came back "normal". Im not sure if that means that my hpv was gone bc WOULD AN HPV SHOW ON A PAP SMEAR OR WOULD YOU NEED A SEPERATE HPV TEST FOR THAT? When I asled my midwife she just nodded her head & left the room. In fact, whenever I brought up the hpv, she never talked to me about it.
I gave birth to my daughter. All natural vaginal labor. No cuts or stitches - thankfully! I never went back for my week checkup bc I ddnt feel comfortable with my midwife.
Now, here I am. 19 years old. Everything has been fine until now.
I was abstinent from sex from the time I was 4ms pregnant until recently. I am in a monogamous relationship & after discussing my past with my partner - he didnt feel that there was anything to worry about & we have been sexually active for roughly six months. IAll was well until about three weeks ago.
We had sex (a few days after my period) that was a little rougher than usual. Afterwards I bled a tiny bit, the blood oxidized & I had brown discharge the following day. The blood & discharged stopped within 48 hours of having sex - so I figured I must have had a little trauma (or left over ls from my period) from going rougher than usual.
The next time we had sex.. Everything was fine.
Then (two weeks after my period) I thought I was having my period again. I spotted for three days & then it went away.
Now, the past 3-4 times we have had sex.. I will spot, followed by brown discharge & within 48 hours of intercourse it will go away.
Last night, I was extremely sore & bled a TINY bit & now I have nothing but soreness.
I am terrified that my hpv might have turned into cervical cancer. My biopsy was 5 years ago & already showed cell changes in my cervix. COULD CHILDBIRTH HAVE CLEARED ME FROM MY HPV? Or maybe it was gone before then considering my paps were "normal". Or do pregnant women only get std testing?
I fear cervical cancer bc the -blood after intercours + brown discharge -vaginal soreness -I have been way more tired than usual -& I have back pain.
I am not pregnant.
Please, someone talk to me!