this is my first time posting, I’ve been reading around the forum for a while.
ive had some symptoms recently that I never even considered could be cervical cancer, but after doing some research I’ve become a bit worried.
im 22, on the contraceptive implant but had been on the pill beforehand. I had the hpv vaccination during secondary school.
ive been having some troubling symptoms, a rotten, foul smell from my vagina for a couple of months now, with random spotting blood (watery). I used a tampon in the beginning as I thought it was my period starting (I don’t get my period on the implant though) and after pulling it out (tmi) the smell was putrid. I can smell it through my jeans and no matter how many times I clean up it returns within an hour.
i thought I may have bv a month or two ago but after using I’ve the counter gels it didn’t go away. I started out having some itching when I first noticed the smell but that’s long gone.
sex with my partner has become a bit achy, and uncomfortable at times.
i have an appointment on Tuesday to get some swabs done. In the meantime I’m starting to worry, does this sound like early symptoms?