Umm, I'm 19 years old, a virgin, and have had abnormal bleeding for a while now. I'm really worried about it maybe being cancer, as it won't be an STI or pregnancy or anything like that, and it's unlikely to be the menopause?!

I know I've got to go to the doctor, I'm going to book an appointment in the next few days, I'm just really really scared about going. I get really anxious, and I also have scars on my legs from previous bad times. I don't want to be judged or anything like that, I'm terrified of what people's reaction might be to me. Paranoid? Maybe.

Words of comfort would be really nice about now? And any advice about what to expect from the GP etc.

Thanks in advance, L x
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replied September 1st, 2009
Fortunately, cancer of the genitourinary tract is very uncommon in women your age. On the other hand, irregular menstrual periods are rather common during young adulthood.

Try to find an understanding and nonjudgmental doctor who can help you with this issue. You will need to undergo a pelvic examination by your doctor, and you may require some blood tests as well. Best to get evaluated sooner than later. Hopefully, the cause of your bleeding will not be due to any serious illness.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher


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