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This is my first post on here.
A couple of years ago, my periods became really heavy. I was referred to gynae, and had a couple of scans. I was found to have fybroids and a uterus that looked typical of adenomyosis.
Last March, I had another scan (internal and external) and was prescribed tranexamic acid by the gynaecologist to control the bleeding as periods were still so heavy. I also kept getting low iron blood results, so was put on ferrous fumerate.
I had a follow up appointment in November 2020 with the gynaecologist. I wasn't examined, but she suggested I started taking the progesterone only pill to try and make my periods lighter. I had actually, off my own back, started taking it only a couple of weeks before as a friend had told me they'd really helped her with her periods.
After a few weeks, I noticed my periods had become irregular, in fact it was difficult to pin point when my period actually was as I was experiencing spotting inbetween what I assumed was my period. However, I had read that this was fairly normal with the progesterone only pill especially in the first few months.
It's only in the last three weeks that I have realised that I am now bleeding every day, most notably when I pass urine or have a bowel movement. I was under the assumption that the bleeding would get better in time, not worse. I see the blood in the toilet...I'm almost 100% certain it's coming from my vagina at the end of urinating or passing a stool. I'm also experiencing leg pain (mostly a dull, dragging feeling, but occasionally sharp) in my right leg, although occasionally my left, sometimes down to my feet, and in my groin on the right, plus I'm feeling increasing pressure in my back passage (whether or not I need to empty my bowel).
To make matters worse, I had a letter through for my 3 Year smear check on Saturday. I have booked this for Monday and managed to arrange to be examined afterwards by a GP after I explained my symptoms. However, the leg pain and back passage pressure got quite bad last night, and is today, and I was so worried this morning, that I've managed to get an appointment to see a GP this afternoon.
I am absolutely beside myself. I suffer from anxiety anyway, and am a single parent with two children. I have a very caring, supportive boyfriend, but we don't live together. I'm panicking because I'm worried that the progesterone only pill could have been masking symptoms of cervical cancer (the bleeding) since I started taking it in October, and now I'm getting these other symptoms along with the daily bleeding, I'm terrified that it might be too late.
Would be grateful for any thoughts.