After having a yearly pap exam in Jan. 2011 the test came back abnormal no precancerous cells and positive for HPV. In feb I went to see a gyno who told me what it was and told me to see him in 6 months July. I am worried because for about a month I've been having this weird feeling in my lower right side that comes and goes, kind of like a piercing/burning feeling, and the feeling sometimes goes down right leg. I just finished my period and it seemed heavier then usual, and after my period I've been having very light bleeding, looks brown. I'm worried it might have progressed to cervical cancer or ovarian cancer. Would it be more likely be ovarian cancer? How would the doctor exam for that? What are the chances it might be something else? I'm making an appt asap and hope they will see me right away, dI'm sooo very worried.
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Your symptoms along with prolonged spotting could be suggestive of infection, cervical dysplasia getting worse, cervical erosion, presence of cervical polyps, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, PID, etc. Do not delay your visit to your gynecologist for repeat examination along with a repeat PAP smear test to confirm the exact cause. Get started on appropriate treatment son. The progression of HPV infection to cervical dysplasia and neoplasia can be fast at times.
To rule out possibility/probability of ovarian cysts, or cancer, an ultrasound scan along with examination and tumor marker tests can be done.
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