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You do need to go to your GP just to get checked out. I had this a couple of years ago and it turned out I had a cervical erosion which is completely harmless and can either be left alone or cauterised under a local anaesthetic. Try not to worry but do also and get checked out.
Go see your Gp I'm in the same boat as you. Bleeding after sex and in between periods. My latest smear has come back normal and I'm due to see my gp tomorrow. I've bled for 2 weeks solid since my smear test. Hope you're okay!
Back from gp. She seems to think I have a cervical ectopian. Which is where some cells that should be in my cervix are on the outside. So when they get knocked through sex they bleed. I've got to go and have some swabs taken after I finish bleeding to rule out infection. But nothing really to worry about! She did she she would refer me to a gynaecologist if I was worried but ill wait and see what happens with the swab results. Hope that helps
Just to update this thread. I had my appointment a couple of days ago, went through the symptoms and had an internal hideous. Doctor isn't sure what it is. It could be an infection of some sort, a polyp, cervical erosion, or the symptoms do point towards cervical cancer also. Had swabs and sample taken, and now I'm waiting on results and a referral. Could be 2, 4 weeks or longer depending what they find.
I am absolutely dreading what may come next. Haven't really slept for a couple of nights. I had to ask my mum for a cuddle - at my age!
I started to bleed during and after sex a couple of years ago, I would've been 31 at the time. I had an examination, swabs, a smear etc. and it was diagnosed as cervical ectropion. I was referred to have it cauterised a couple of weeks later. It was done with an electrical current under a local anaesthetic and it was absolutely fine, I just had some moderate period-pain type cramps for about 12 hours afterwards. I had a smear test at the time and again a few months later which were both clear and I haven't had any problems at all since. I hope it is something simple to deal with in your case too.