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Bleeding after sex - should I be as worried as I am?
So obv I'm going to be on the phone to the GP first thing Monday, but can anyone tell me what might cause this apart from cervical cancer?!
I know I shouldn't have DrGoogled, but I did.
As well as the bleeding this morning, which seems to have stopped now, I have a sort of dull ache, a bit like period pain in my lower abdomen all day. I've had some stomach/abdomen pain for a while, but I've put it down to an really bad IBS flare up the last few (very stressful) weeks.
I've also had this, and it was cervical erosion, caused by back-to-backing pill packets and harmless, went away by itself. So, def get it checked out, but don't start panicking right away. Hope it all goes ok
I've had exactly the same experience recently - bleeding after sex/stomach ache/IBS flare up. My GP was quite uninterested, but I asked for a gynae referral. Gynaecologist has organised pelvic scan and is going to use a camera to look at my cervix up close. I've also had my smear to be on the safe side.
I had slight bleeding after sex several times last year and because I was perimenopuasal with more erratic periods was never sure if it was menstrual bleeding.However after sex one night I bled alarmingly heavily and it just didn't stop - for days - so my GP fast tracked me as a cancer risk.Thankfully it turned out to be two uterine polyps that I had removed under GA as a day case.That was 7 weeks ago and fingers crossed I have not bled since then, and feel brilliant in comparison to last year.The biopsy from the polyps came back clear.So try not to panic - it hopefully won't be anything sinister,and easily sorted.
Another one with cervical erosion here. Bit of a pain and we have to be careful to avoid certain positions now to avoid bleeding, but I've been fully checked out and it's not a long term problem. Get it checked, but please don't worry.
I have PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) which is basically when bacteria from your vagina goes up to your ovaries and above. Normally symptomless but after a while some symptoms include bleeding between periods, bleeding and pain during sex, stomach pain and hip/pelvis discomfort.
I am 25 and apparently it's more common in 18-25 age range as often it's spread by sexual activity - could it be this?
NB: When they told me I was worried due to the word 'disease' but it's not too bad antibiotics do get rid of it though the longer you leave it the worse it can get.
Depends on your age. It doesn't happen to me anymore, but when I was in my 20's used to happen all the time. The FPC told me it was due to cells that would normally grow in the uterus growing on the outside of my cervix and bleeding when knocked and nothing to worry about. In all likelihood it is nothing serious and sure the doctors will find an unscary cause of yours. x
I was the same last weekend. I had mid cycle bleeding and was convinced it was bad news. I saw the doctor first thing on Monday. She didn't examine me at all or ask many questions she just seemed happy that it's a one off and I'm fine. I'm not reassured though - I am analysing every twinge and becoming obsessive about it and a real pain to live with. I guess I have to see if it happens next month and push for more if it happens again.