Symptoms

May 10, 2018 - 18:39

I’m sorry because I’m sure due to the cervical check scandal at the moment that there is a lot of this type of query.
I had a smear test done in March, during the exam the nurse said there was redness and discharge. She gave me cream for trush but wasn’t sure that was the problem. She said either way it would show up in the smear. My smear came back clear.
My symptoms are clear discharge (new for me) with a smell not so nice but not too noticeable. Itching. Cramp like pelvic pain on and off throughout the month. Heavy periods (not so new) but lots of clots. Only once I had bleeding after my period for one day. I have a constant kinda bloated feeling but is vague. I’m 44, mother of 5 with a history of uterus and bladder rupture. My tubes were cut during repair surgery 5 years ago.
Should I be concerned? I rang to make app with nurse today but I was told no, I must ring CervicalCheck help line as my gp has been given no direction to deal with these queries. Many thanks

May 11, 2018 - 15:14

Hi Phoebe,

Thank you for your online inquiry, I am sorry to hear of your concern over your physical symptoms.
The symptoms you are describing could be a result of a number of different issues, it doesn’t automatically mean there is an issue with your cervix and under the circumstances I don’t think ringing the cervical check helpline is the action to take. The GP may need to examine you and decide what is causing these symptoms. It may be a result of an infection that can be cleared with medication, if he/she feels it is an issue with your cervix then he/she can suggest you contact the helpline.
I hope this information helps, if you need to talk to a nurse about this please contact us on our Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700

Kind regards,
Cancer Nurseline