Does anyone else bleed during or just after sex? Not much only a little bit. It's not dripping all over the place or anything but sometimes when he pulls out there will be blood on his knob. Is it something to worry about?
Hi Nappies I have also had it - part of the joys of endometriosis for me I'm afraid... I had a hyteroscopy this week <pah> and they have tried to sort out the long list of "ishoos". Worth getting checked out imho - there are a load of simple reasons why it happens but a few more serious ones.
Hi there, without wishing to panic you, it is important that you discuss this with a doctor. I went to the doctor after bleeding during/after sex and after some tests it was found that I had abnormal (pre-cancerous) cells on my cervix. I was completely up to date with my smears butt hey had nver picked this up. It was a very simple procedure to get rid of the abnormal cells and I am fine now but obviously it is important that they are detected before they turn into anyhting malignant.
cervical erosion is where the cells on the lining of your cervix are slightly misplaced, so the cells underneath can be a bitraw. my GP said mine was likely a result of long childbirth=battered cervix, although it can be due to hormonal changes also.
I thnk the cervical erosion thing is quite common in women who have had babies - theres a lot of it in our family (like, er, everyone)
Do you have a nice or female doctor? Not panic time, just try and keep a track of how often it has happened in say the last six months (which is what they asked me when I saw gynae consultant a couple of weeks ago) then you have got the info they need clear in your mind
mostly no worries - they picked mine up on a scan when I was 19. If it is that then it's mostly just an inconvenience, my sister had some sort of cauterising [sp?] thing done but the rest of us haven't.
Get checked out tho to find out what it actually is
Would recommend you visit the GP and if they have no idea of the underlying cause seek a referral to a gynae.
If it is very painful as well this can be suggestive of endometriosis. Endometriosis is not normally detected on any swabs, blood tests or scans; its usually seen during a laparoscopy (this is keyhole surgery).
i've just had this too, went for a smear and ended up having abnormal cells. i would say you should def get it checked. i first had a smear at the local family planning, but your gp will do them too i believe.
my gyni told me it was less to do with age, and more to do with how many sexual partners you have had, as cell changes are caused by contracting the hpv virus - usually through sex.