I am scared a struggling with anxiety right now. I am almost 43 years old and for no good reason I have not visited my gyn for annual paps in almost 6 years. About 1 month ago, I started having unusual discharge and irritated vulva. My PCP took cultures and I was positive for BV. My pcp prefers to refer out for pelvic exams but I shared my concerns with cervical cancer. He looked at my cervix and said it "looked pretty good". Meaning there was no visible growth. Five days after the appt I noticed light blood on the sheets after haveintercourse. A few days after that there was light blood on my pantiliner after sex. This has never happened to me. I have had leg and back pain for over 2 years but was diagnosed with herniated/bulging disc . Never even knew these could be symptoms of cervical cancer. I have a 13 year old son and I am preoccupied with this. My appt with the gyn is not until feb 8 but thinking about calling PCP and begging him to complete pap. I am angry at myself because when detected early, cervical cancer can be prevented. I am employed and fully insured. I was totally irresponsible...thanks for letting me share/vent/cry. All I can do is wait. For those who are already diagnosed, my prayers are with you.