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I'm so scared. Please tell me I'm over reacting.

(13 Posts)
inthenickoftime Sat 01-Aug-15 11:20:36

For the past 4 months I've had the occasional bleed after sex. It's not a lot and it's bright red blood. The last week though it has been every time I have sex. There's no pain at all.

I was having a bit of a feel inside to see if there was any pain and I felt a small lump in my cervix, about the size of a small pea. I've got myself completely convinced that I've got cancer. Please tell me it's probably normal.

I'm going to make an appointment with the gp on Monday but I think I'm going to spend my entire weekend stressing.

pinkchampagne1 Sat 01-Aug-15 11:23:54

It could be a cervical erosion or something like that. Try not to panic too much (easier said than done I know!)

pinkchampagne1 Sat 01-Aug-15 11:24:43

Are you up to date with your smears?

inthenickoftime Sat 01-Aug-15 11:29:43

I had a smear after 3yo ds was born so I'll be due one another one in about 1.5 years. I'm only 26 so I keep thinking it is probably unlikely anything too bad. I'm so scared in case it is something serious though.

pinkchampagne1 Sat 01-Aug-15 11:35:35

If you are on the pill bleeding after sex is more common apparently. I went to the GP a few years back after experiencing the same (and panicking myself!) and was told this.
They will probably give you an internal examination when you go to the GP and maybe arrange a scan.

pinkfrocks Sat 01-Aug-15 12:19:05

It sounds more like a cervical polyp if you can feel a lump. Not serious and very common but go and see your dr.

inthenickoftime Sat 01-Aug-15 14:51:00

Thank you all. I got into the habit of checking myself when I had a cool but it's been about 4 months since I checked myself last so I don't know how long the lump has been there.

I am on the pill, but I've never had bleeding between breaks or after sex before. I've been on and off it for 10 years.

GallopingFoxley Sat 01-Aug-15 14:55:50

Yes you're massively over reacting! Just try and calm down woman! You probably have a cervical erosion so just pop and see the doctor or nurse next week and take it from there

inthenickoftime Sat 01-Aug-15 14:59:54

I've managed to calm down now that I've googled. I always try and refrain but this time it didn't send me into a tailspin. Seems the majority of lumps at polyps or cysts so will wait the doctor to put my mind at rest.

Now it's just the mole on my leg that will keep me awake at night...yes I'm falling apart!

GallopingFoxley Sat 01-Aug-15 16:37:29

Health anxiety is what you're suffering from. Just try and distract yourself with a book / nice food / a bath / some retail therapy - anything that takes your attention away from it

Twodogsandahooch Sun 02-Aug-15 16:37:17

I don't think you are overreacting or have health anxiety. It would say that it is normal to worry if you have a new symptom and find a lump.

Having said this it is probably a little polyp or similar.

inthenickoftime Mon 03-Aug-15 19:09:30

Well I went to the gp today. She said there's a lot of inflammation so will refer me to the gynaecologist. She did say she's sure there's nothing wrong, just cervical corrosion like last time. Didn't mention the lump though.

Neednewflowers Mon 03-Aug-15 20:56:41

How rude Gallopping!

Glad you've been to your GP OP.

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