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worriedbeyondbelief Thu 13-Jun-19 21:36:36

Long time MNer and occasional poster but name changes as I don't want this linked to my normal profile.

Lately, well during the last few times we've DTD I have felt this sort of pain/discomfort when we've done it doggy style (sorry I don't know any other name for this position) but not when we've done it any other positions. I've not felt it before this. And I've been having some lower back pain too more centred to my spine.

I have a 13 month old and I'm not EXB but also give her cows milk too. I think it's worth noting I haven't had my period return yet.

I know one of the symptoms of cervical cancer is pain during sex but I haven't had any other symptoms of it.

Is this normal to feel or do you think it's something to be worried/concerned about?

I'm just so worried it could be cancer, I have a tendency to always think the worst.

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worriedbeyondbelief Thu 13-Jun-19 22:05:51


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Iheardarumer Thu 13-Jun-19 22:19:19

As this is new and unusual for you, I would go and see a doctor and ask for a pelvic exam.

There are lots of things that can cause it though, 99.9% of which are not cancer. For example, every woman's cervix moves up during ovulation and down again after it. Sometimes lower than others. These fluctuations often increase in scope after childbirth as the muscles supporting your pelvic area are more elastic. Another reason for it to move around more is that sometimes after childbirth the uterus can tilt in a different direction to what it did before. Something like a fifth of women have a tilted uterus so it's "normal", as such.

So it could be something like that. Or it could be fibroids (again very extremely likely to be completely benign - the majority of women have at least one in their lifetime).

And that's just off the top of my head I've thought of several things that could be causing this, none of which have anything to do with cancer. I'm sure there are more.

But do get checked out, because then at least you'll know and can find out what to do about it. I know it's worrying, because it's not like an arm or a leg where you can see what's happening. But a medical professional can.

worriedbeyondbelief Thu 13-Jun-19 23:04:57

Thanks for replying. I guess it could be a number of things right. I'll get checked out

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Iheardarumer Thu 13-Jun-19 23:35:51

Yes, do. You know your body and you know when it's doing something it didn't before. That's definitely reason to investigate. But that doesn't mean there's something "wrong" or that you need treatment or anything: it could be as simple as having a conversation that the angle of your uterus has changed following childbirth so you would find it more comfortable to avoid certain sexual positions during the last week of your cycle or something. Or it could mean that your doctor will send you for a scan to see if there's anything going on. What should happen is that you get an explanation that you're happy with and can make a decision on how to deal with it based on that.

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