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    cyst on outside of cervix
    manda_rose927 posted:
    last june i was diagnosed with the very first stage of cervical cancer, and had a colposcopy and then a LEEP procedure done to get rid of the cancerous cells on the outside of my cervix. i was told to come back in january to have a check-up pap smear done to make sure the cancer hadn't come back. I go to a gynecological clinic because i don't have health insurance, so when i went back in january for my check-up pap i had a different doctor. about two months before (in novermber) i noticed a lump on the right side of my cervix. it didn't hurt, and i thought pehaps it was scar tissue from the LEEP so i didn't call the doctor about it. i would check it every so often, and realized that it was getting bigger. so i made an appointment in december to have a pap done to check it, as well as to make sure the cancer hadn't come back. I had a completely different doctor from the one who had dealt with me in june, andwhen he did the pap smear he just said that it was a benign cyst and to not worry about it. i asked if he could do a biopsy, but he said that wasn't necessary. It's been two months since then, and the cyst has gotten bigger. it also is rather painful to have sex, and my cervix feels painful to the touch. what should i do? i am very leery about trying to make an appointment with my clinic because they don't seem to have any consistency, but i'm worried that the cancer may come back.
    manda_rose927 responded:
    *also, i've NEVER had any sort of cyst ANYWHERE before having cancer. this is the first time i've ever experienced this sort of thing.
    Georgiagail responded:
    If you are uncomfortable with the diagnosis of a benign cyst (and it is painful during intercourse) it would make sense to get a second opinion on what this might represent. Gail

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