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    Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Guys, I need some advice!
    Since august Iíve had x3 occasions where Iíve had light spotting the day after sex, always mixed with clear discharge.
    It doesnít happen every time we have sex, infact, each time itís happened has been approx 6 weeks apart.
    Now Iím freaking out cos itís been 4 months and I havnt seen a GP about it! I guess because the gaps have been so big, I keep thinking/hoping it was friction/mid cycle spotting etc and brushing it off, promising myself Iíll see a GP if it happens again.

    But Itís been 4 weeks since we last had sex cos Iím too scared (although didnít bleed that time) So Iím not getting any answers, and Iím panicking that Iíve left it too long, and I may have a cancer that is growing and spreading because I didnít act back in august when I first noticed this!

    But now itís the week before Xmas and Iím torn about whether to leave this until after Xmas to deal with? I just want to bury my head in the sand and enjoy Xmas, but Iím scared that Iíve already left this too long.

    I just need some advice guys. Would you try to see a GP ASAP about this, or leave it til after Xmas?

    My mind is so fried I just canít thing logically enough to make a decision!

    My last smear was March 2019 and was all clear. Next one due in 3 months!

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    I have bleeding after sex too - have had it for ages. It's a cervical ectropion (sometimes call an erosion) - really common and totally harmless (I had a smear and a colposcopy just to make sure all was fine). It's more likely that you have that than anything else. Either way, I'd say get it looked at asap - in the very unlikely case that it is something, it's best to get it sorted quickly (and seeing as you had a normal smear, it likely would be very easily treated). In the WAY more likely event that it's nothing to worry about, it will put your kind at rest

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Thank you so much for replying.
    Iíve still not been to my GP about this. School holidays, Christmas, bank holidays etc are all making it difficult.

    We had sex on 19th dec and no bleeding afterwards though.

    But now I have a new symptom 😩
    Since Xmas night, Iíve been bleeding very lightly (just when I wipe. Red or watery pink blood) my period was due on 29th so I though maybe it was coming early, but nope! Just a constant light bleed for 5 days until my period finally arrived in all its full glory today!

    Now Iím freaking out! I donít know if this light bleed was some weird menstrual thing, or associated with the bleeding after sex.
    And now Iím on my period there is no point in trying to see a GP cos they wouldnít be able to examine my cervix.

    Iím so afraid. And I donít know what to do!
    It doesnít help that our GPonly offer same day appointments and you have to ring at 8am each morningÖ.and by 8:02am theyíre all gone! Plus at 8am each day Iím always busy with the school run so cannot call them then.

    Sorry for blabbering. I just feel so lost.

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Iím sorry I canít be of much help but Iím going through something similar not much bleeding after sex as such but Iím on cd21 and yesterday when I wiped I had ewcm tinged with a bit of pink not a lot but still I could see and the same this morning .
    If it helps you in anyway I had some bleeding fresh red blood not even mixed with ewcm last year and spoke to my gp and she said if itís a one off here and there then itís not something they worried about especially if itís few days before your period is due but she did say if it carries on and is consistent then they would need to investigate it, the main point I took from here is consistancy so now what I will do with the pink tinged ewcm is wait for next cycle of itís the same then will contact them. If you not already keeping a diary then do so and see the pattern, and maybe arrange to see gp after new year.

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Thanks for replying Sunshine.
    How long did your bleeding last when you had it last year?
    My light bleeding was EVERY DAY for 5 days until my period arrived on day 6.

    Iím so scared. Combined with the bleeding after sex, I can only foresee one outcome 😩😢😢😢

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Hi limeslime.. it lasted for 2 days and then never happened until this pink ewcm.
    The thing is there might be 101 normal reasons for this but as health anxiety sufferers we only think of the worst outcome, when ever I get a symptom I think this is it itís happening to me itís something sinister if it can happen to others why not me.
    I would advise you to book in with your gp they can assess this situation and tell you what the next steps will be.
    Our bodies are very complicated and sometimes does some weird and wonderful stuff for no reason .
    My sister whoís post menopausal and started bleeding and even that turned out to be nothing sinister.
    So book yourself in with your gp and theyíll be able to put your mind at rest ..

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    UPDATE
    So I bled from Xmas day until 4th January (10 days)
    4 days of which was a typical period (30th dec - 2nd Jan) the rest was spotting/light bleeding.
    I donít know if this was just a messed up, weird period. I have had a chest infection at the same time. 🤷*♀️

    But anyway, I tried to make an appointment to get this checked but my GP practice are at ďcrisis pointĒ (their words) cos of staff shortages due to covid, and are not seeing non-urgent patients right now.

    Iím at a loss. What can I do?!?! I need this checked cos Iím spiralling!

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Hi limeslime, I am sorry you feel this way can you maybe ring 111 and see what they advise.

    I am going through the same as you 6 days of occasional pink mixed with ewcm and once even brown clumpy discharge and today when I went to the bathroom and wiped I had full on bright pink bleeding lots of it and second time round the same but mixed with discharge.

    I tried calling my gp as well but canít get through to them. In all honesty as something like this has never happened to me before even I am a bit anxious. However Iím sure weíre not alone this has happened to and hopefully we will both get some answers.

    What have you do please donít fall down this rabbit hole itís very easy to do so.

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Hi Sunshine. I hope youíre holding out ok.
    Could your bleeding be associated with your cycle in any way?
    Iím 37, so wondering if this could be hormonal for me. Iím also wondering if I should do a pregnancy test incase Iíve had a chemical or ectopic pregnancy going on.
    I think Iím just trying desperately to think of anything thatís not cancer though!
    Please let me know what your GP says if you manage to get through, cos it looks like it could be a couple of weeks til I can speak to mine. Itís just so long for my mind to be overthinking and over catastrophising things!

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    Re: Can this wait? Post coital bleeding

    Hi limeslime, I have no idea if it is linked to my periods or not Iíve never had bleeding thatís not a period for so long itís so strange.
    Just try and be positive I understand that niggling thought Is always there But donít let the dragon beat you.
    The positive for now is that youíve stopped bleeding so thatís good.
    Iím going to do a pregnancy test as well just incase as my gp will ask me that.
    Also Iíve just turned 39 myself and Honeslty and periods did become all weird on me since I was 36 but just never spotting like this.
    Tried calling my gp but they not doing any routine appointments so she put me on a cancellation list but have had no phone call, so I will try and contact tomorrow and see if I can get on the day appointment. Will let you know what she my gp says.

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