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Spotting after running - anyone else experienced this?

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curlyLJ Sun 19-Feb-17 17:47:53

I am 44 and have recently got back into running, which I have don'e on and off for some years. Just lately I have noticed I am bleeding a little (spotting) during and following runs. Has anyone else experienced this?

I know spotting is more common as we get closer to the menopause, but I don't get it if I haven't been running.

curlyLJ Mon 20-Feb-17 12:24:57

anyone? Surely it can't only be me!

emummy Mon 20-Feb-17 12:41:31

No sorry! Google suggests it does happen; I would think a trip to your GP would be wise though, to rule out any other issues.

AyeAmarok Mon 20-Feb-17 12:57:38

I had this happen when I started running again after having a baby a few months ago. Although I don't remember it happening before.

Although if you say it might be menopause related then maybe they're connected and it's a hormone thing!

AnnPerkins Mon 20-Feb-17 13:02:20

I had this a few years ago, when I was about your age. The GP didn't know what caused it, she discussed it with her colleagues and none of them knew either. She sent me for a hysteroscopy as a precaution and that came back clear.

I wasn't menopausal then (I am now) I think it was just one of those unexplained things.

curlyLJ Mon 20-Feb-17 13:53:47

Did it just stop on its own AyeAmarok? My youngest is now nearly 3, so I'm not post-baby, but I did have a lot of issues with my pelvic floor after she was born (wondered if I had a mild prolapse as I was leaking wee when I started running when she was about 1yo!)

Thanks AnnPerkins - how long did it go on for? Did you get any pains with it at all? Sometimes I feel very slightly crampy, but that has usually when it has also been around either just before period or ovulation.
I wouldn't say I am peri-menopausal yet but maybe hormones are starting to fluctuate such that it could cause these things.

I will visit the GP, I was just going to monitor it a bit more for the next 4-5 runs or so before I book the appointment...

curlyLJ Mon 20-Feb-17 13:53:47

Did it just stop on its own AyeAmarok? My youngest is now nearly 3, so I'm not post-baby, but I did have a lot of issues with my pelvic floor after she was born (wondered if I had a mild prolapse as I was leaking wee when I started running when she was about 1yo!)

Thanks AnnPerkins - how long did it go on for? Did you get any pains with it at all? Sometimes I feel very slightly crampy, but that has usually when it has also been around either just before period or ovulation.
I wouldn't say I am peri-menopausal yet but maybe hormones are starting to fluctuate such that it could cause these things.

I will visit the GP, I was just going to monitor it a bit more for the next 4-5 runs or so before I book the appointment...

AyeAmarok Mon 20-Feb-17 14:57:18

It seems to have stopped, yes curly. I just put it down to exercise getting the muscles working, like breastfeeding does, and that maybe helping the last bit of the uterus contracting back down (that's based on absolutely nothing scientific or medical BTW!)

Nonagoninfinity Mon 20-Feb-17 18:59:41

That happened to me a few years ago (I was about 38 or so and has started to run further distances). I went to see my GP and he wasn't worried at all. It stopped after a few weeks. Funnily enough I've just started to run again after an injury and I've been wondering if it will happen again as my body adjusts to being more active ....

AnnPerkins Mon 20-Feb-17 19:12:29

I can't remember, sorry 😐. Perhaps a year? Very occasionally I get it these days but I've only had two periods since last August so hard to monitor things these days. Definitely mention it to your GP.

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