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Bleeding after sex. Anyone else had this? Got an explanation?

(13 Posts)
weebump Fri 26-Sep-08 17:31:17

This is really annoying me, and is a real dampner on my sex life! Basically I often bleed a little after sex - not every time, but most times. It's usually just a little bit. I saw the doctor once about it ages ago, and she had a look, and said it was just friction or something like that. I recently had a baby, and thought that after all that stretching might have helped a bit, but lo and behold it's still there! Anyone else suffer from this. Could it be caused by anything else, and do I - and dp - just have to put up with it?

expatinscotland Fri 26-Sep-08 17:33:36

see someone. could be cervical erosion, but needs checked out.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 26-Sep-08 17:36:11

Yes, weebump, get it checked out.

It could be treated simply.


PortBlacksandResident Fri 26-Sep-08 17:40:52

I thought Cervical Erosion too. Sounds gross but actually all it means is that the softer cells from your womb grow down a bit into the cervix and can cause bleeding after sex.

I have it. Think of the difference between your skin around your mouth and the red skin inside your mouth. It's a bit like that.

Apparently it means you're still fertile hmm.

<Well, explained that one well didn't i?>

PortBlacksandResident Fri 26-Sep-08 17:42:18

BTW don't misconstrue the hmm. I don't know your situation - it just amused ME to be told that.


weebump Fri 26-Sep-08 20:24:25

Thanks everyone. PortBlacksandResident, is there anything you can do about it? Is it just one of those things we have to put up with?

dontbitemytoes Fri 26-Sep-08 20:33:57

hello, i had this about 10 years ago with my then regular boyfriend. constant smears/exams later and nothing could be found hmm

change of partner and never any bleeding again, i still have no idea what caused it, but it lasted about 3 years - as long as my boyfriend. I'm not suggesting you do the sam as me to stop it though grin

justkeepswimming Fri 26-Sep-08 20:36:10

i had it - was told it was cervical erosion too.

think advice i got was not use tampons and give it time hmm
but it did stop.

good luck!

PortBlacksandResident Fri 26-Sep-08 20:45:04

It comes and goes with me - some smears the nurse has seen more erosion than at other times.

If it's really bad the cells can be frozen off but apparently this is not a nice procedure and they can come back. I've never been bad enough to need it (yet) thank goodness.

So yes - possibly just one of those things.

4andnotout Fri 26-Sep-08 20:48:07

I had cervical erosion which made me bleed after sex and between periods, i had the cells frozen off and tbh it wasn't bad at all. Well other than loads of nurses looking at my fanjo! I haven't had any trouble since having it done.

SixSpotBurnet Fri 26-Sep-08 20:50:36

I get this and am trying to summon up the time/energy/courage to do something about it! I also have little hard lumps on my cervix.

Mutt Fri 26-Sep-08 20:56:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PortBlacksandResident Fri 26-Sep-08 20:56:20

4andnotout - that IS good to hear!

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