After having diagnosed of cancer, I am just thinking about symptoms I had some months earlier…
While on holiday, I bleed some days, some days none but it was the same, I just use a panty shield whenever I bleed. I asked my friend of my age and she said the bleeding is normal when reaching this age so I was not really alarmed of this abnormality. But somehow on my way home while I was in the plane, I went to the toilet and before flashing I saw a lot of white blood in the toilet bowl, the consistence was just like a fish brain only it was more, it was almost like a soft pooh but white, I could guest it was nearly a deciliter in quantity. I was 95% sure it came out from me but I really didn’t feel when it came out. I thought I was just urinating. I still wonder until now what that was. I forgot to tell my doctor.
I called my midwife and cancelled my time for pap test again on May 11 because this time I was bleeding more so I had to used sanitary napkins and tampons. I asked why I am still bleeding and she told me that the menstruation process can be like this at my age but if you are bleeding a lot then you must consult a doctor, she said.
Thinking about it now…taking out the previous IUDs was not like this last one, this was the 5th or even 6th time she removed my IUD, my midwife had no reaction at all, she should have suspected something was wrong. I remember they even had difficulty to set in the IUD 6 years ago so I had to go to the general hospital for specialist. They said that my uterus was somehow not straight or something has changed but nobody reacted about this. (For symptoms of cervix cancer please read here)
Should I have been smarter, I should have reacted myself then, when nobody did but you see I am an accountant and I don’t know anything about medicine, so I just relied to what others said to me.
A Pap test is a test of a sample of cells taken from a woman’s cervix and vagina. The test is used to look for changes in the cells of the cervix and vagina that show cancer or conditions that may develop into cancer.