I had a TL in November of 2011. Since then my periods have been really messed up. They begin normal, but don't want to end. It will completely stop for a day and start up again, and do this for a few days. I have also started recently bleeding lightly after sexual intercourse with my husband. In 2011 while I was pregnant wtih my youngest child, I was Diagnosed with abnormal cervical cells that could possibly lead to be precancerous. I was supposed to get a biopsy in October of 2011 but I got scared and backed out. I've read that some of my symptoms fall under perimenopause and some under cervical cancer. I'm only 24. Is this something to be worried about? I have been having problems sleeping at night because I'm worried about it. Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.
Problems Year After TL
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In general, medical procedures seem scarier than they actually are. Your symptoms must be followed-up to see if there is anything concerning going on. I urge you to visit your healthcare provider and discuss your symptoms. If you are nervous about a procedure (biopsy, etc), discuss this with your provider before you go in for the procedure. Generally the provider can walk you through what will happen during the procedure, so you are prepared. They may recommend you take a pain-reliever or anti-anxiety medication (or both) prior to the procedure so that you are more comfortable.
The first step is to see if there is anything on your cervix that needs to be tested. You are much too young for peri-menopause, but if the cervix exam is normal, then perhaps some hormone testing is in order to figure out why your periods don't end when they should.
Take care of your health, please! Don't let fear stand in the way of you getting the care that you need. It is far better to have answers than to sit awake wondering what is wrong and fearing the worst.