48 can be a little too young for menopause. Drat.
Occasional spotting can be a symptom of a problem. Well, that I knew. But it does lead into….
Vaginal ultrasounds don’t necessarily hurt. But when the tech is having trouble seeing the right ovary, and keeps poking around trying to see it, fuck yeah, it’s going to hurt. For days.
Cervixes can have polyps! Cool! (I think.)
If you haven’t had kids, things like “uterine biopsy” can be bad news. Why? My cervix is, shall we say, not at all interested in this “open sesame” crap.
You can take tablets vaginally! I did not know that, but you can. Like, say, misoprostol.
Misoprostol causes uterine contractions, aka cramps. It also “softens” & opens the cervix, like, for a biopsy. (Or, I would presume, an IUD.)
Even with misoprostol, my cervix is STILL not interested in playing nicely. It wants to be left the fuck alone, thankyouverymuch. Perhaps I should name it Greta.
Don’t bother trying to go to work after said biopsy. Just no.
….yeah. At the moment it’s been mostly gathering info, and so far no cancer has been detected. So. Joy.