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Is there an odor?
Do you still have your uterus and ovaries?
no to which question
you have a VERY LONG question
I need to read more
No odour, yes I have all my parts!
Please take time to read it all, I'll wait
When was your last pap and what was the result?
They did a pap in that november visit and they told me it was normal
First - on this site I am an ob/gyn - but we are here for information only - we do not treat, nor do we prescribe anything - I just want you to understand that
I do - I am just panicking at my own 'self diagnosis' which I know can be dangerous - but as I said, I am proactive in my health care and don't trust this new surgery.
And since your PAP was normal not long ago - then that tells me you do NOT have a cervical cancer
so I will say that again - you do not have cervical cancer
What might it be, please?
Now, this discharge - this is NOT indicative of uterine cancer either - as uterine cancer bleeding is BRIGHT RED bleeding - you do not have that
so, I just wanted to CALM your thoughts down first
No - and thank you - you have me sussed :0)
So what you have is Atrophy - this is thinning of the skin of the vaginal tissue and even the uterine tissue too - because your estrogen levels are decreasing -
If you have an odor that is fairly common too
Now, since this has been going on for awhile - unlikely this is an infection too -
I wondered that - but the discharge is horrid - what can be done about it and what the heck is it? I feel 'dirty'.
Now, to help I use an Estrogen suppository called Vagifem - this can be used twice weekly to help
when you say horrid - odorous meaning?
I have no odour at all - never have
okay that is what I thought you said originally
well when the skin/ tissue get thin - it sloughs off - hence you get this discharge
you can try a few Over the counter products first
1. Replens - or any other vaginal moisturizer
It's just yucky looking, [forgive detail] dries into my pubic hair and is not nice sexually
2. Also a Probiotic that helps with the pH - such as RepHresh
3. But you might just need the Estrogen suppository called Vagifem to finall help
I'n not at all dry - and still very 'sexy' - my drive has not fallen - yet
I understand the horrendousness of this
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Should I see a gynecologist or a doc at the surgery who is one?
I would see a gynecologist for this - this is WHAT we do
Gynecologists ARE surgeons
Ok. I'll arrange that asap. But just to confirm - from what I've written you really don't think cancer is likely - and I understand you can't be certain in this forum - but you wouldn't say I should be concerned unduly?
so if the surgeon is a gynecologist - either is fine
NO not a cancer -
I know the Internet can be quite scary - try not to read too much into the internet
My own mind is more dangerous - probably - a little knowledge, as they say...
it is like a First Year Medical Student - they all think they have every disease they read about - until they get a bit more educated
Thank you for your help. Cheerio.
you are welcome
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