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I Don't Know What It Could Be?! Please Help!?

Postby Donogh » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:17 am

I have no idea what it could be but I know something is wrong.


So, a couple days ago I had sex and I noticed two things. That is was very painful and afterwards I saw that I had bled quite a lot. This was NOT my first time, so I was a little shocked. The day after I bled a little bit and had abnormal discharge.


The first time I did have sex (a few months ago), it was unprotected, with a guy who has had multiple sex partners. Where he has had unprotected sex with before.

I googled it up and apparently these are some symptoms for an STI, as I've noticed for the past few months I've had heavier periods and lower stomach pains, as well.


But it could be other things as I was quite "dry" when the sex happened, causing the pain and bleeding? Also I have a very low estrogen level and my doctor says I was experiencing hormonal imbalance, which may also be the leading cause.


I'm so confused! And so unsure :/ There are so many factors and I'm not sure what's wrong exactly! Any advice (preferably from someone with the same experience or a professional) or any help would be a lifesaver!
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Postby dryden50 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:20 am

the most common reasons for bleeding after sex are infection, stds, endometriosis and polyps on the cervix. It can also be a sign of cervical cancer if you saw a doctor that is what they would check for.

yes if you are in menopause and have vaginal atrophy due to low estrogen then the vagina would become fragile and dry and lose the ability to stretch and get easily torn and danged which could cause bleeding.
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Postby Adoff » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:23 am

Kathleen,* 35, a woman who lives in the Boston area, says that when she uses the bathroom after sex, she notices a little blood on the toilet paper, and it worries her. For good reason, says Lissa Rankin, MD, ob-gyn, an author and the founder of OwningPink.com. ?Postcoital bleeding is never normal unless you?re menstruating or have just lost your virginity.? According to Dr. Rankin, if you experience bleeding after sex, it could be related to any of the following: abnormal (precancerous or cancerous) cells on the cervix, which tend to have extra blood vessels that may be fragile and bleed when touched during sex; a cervical polyp; an STD that infects the cervix or vagina, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas; abnormalities inside the uterus, such as a fibroid, polyp, or endometrial hyperplasia or cancer; a vaginal infection, such as a yeast infection, that can irritate the walls of the vagina and cause bleeding; or trauma to the hymen, vagina, cervix or perineum. ?If you?re bleeding after sex, especially if it happens more than once, see your doctor,? recommends Dr. Rankin. ?Postcoital bleeding is something you don?t want to ignore, since it might be the only sign you get that something is wrong.?

Read more: Pain After Sex - Pain and Bleeding After Sex - Woman's Day
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Postby Kelwin » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:24 am

Definitely sounds like a candidate for an STD! Could also be related to your low estrogen, but I think STD is more likely. Definitely go see a doctor! When I've been tested in the past (ex cheated on me) I've only needed to pee in a cup, but I'd say the doctor/gyno will want to examine you as well. There isn't a solution that doesn't involve seeing a doctor - especially because the other, less "friendly" alternatives are things like abnormal cells on the cervix, and that could progress to ovarian cancer if left untreated!
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