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Heavy Bleeding Cervical Ectropion
I have cervical ectropion. Dr. treated it with silver nitrate yesterday. Moderate to heavy clotty bleeding today. Is this a normal side effect?
Why Treated?: Cervical Ectropion is usually a normal, asymptomatic variation of the cervix, rarely requiring treatment unless vaginal discharge or post-coital (after sex) bleeding is very bothersome. The 1st treatment is usually to stop OCPs (like Yaz) which are often the cause of this phenomenon, Otherwise electrocautery is performed to ablate the bleeding vessels. Silver nitrate is not as effective. ...Read more
Can a cervical ectropion bleed daily & abundantly? Been diagnosed with one due to be treated by laser; bleeding has become much worse in past weeks.
Chlamydia testing: A heavy bleeding from a cervical ectropion sound unusual, but I would not completely dismiss it. I would want to be sure, other factors have been ruled out, e.g., a chlamydia infection, and I would want to be sure that testing for HPV is negative, making is highly unlikely that this could be cervical dysplasia. ...Read more
Cervical ectropion due to be treated by laser; symptoms much worse - bleeding daily & abundantly, not related to intercourse. Potential other disease?
Not typical: Cervical ectropion is usually just an anatomic variant and not an abnormality. It is possible that this could cause bleeding but is not a common cause. I would confirm the diagnosis. Cervical polyps, endometrial polyps, fibroids, infections and many other things are a more likely cause. ...Read more
Why do I have vaginal bleeding after intercourse? Could it be because of cervical ectropion? I don't have any sexually transmitted diseases
Could be: Cervical ectropion is a possibility especially in a teenager. Cervical infections like chlamydia can do this. Cervical warts from hpv, cervical polyps, irregular periods, hormonal imbalances are some of the other possibilities. Hopefully you are using condoms and are taking birth control. Please schedule a visit to determine the cause and to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more
It makes sense to: Have them removed. Get treatment as well for possible vaginal infection. Take care! ...Read more
Does cervical ectropion go away on its own? Does it affect chances of getting preg? How serious is this issue?
Common: Cervical ectropian does go away and it does not affect the chances of pregnancy unless doctor has confused ectropion with inflammation from a std, for example. If you're worried, make sure you're free from stds, otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it. We see it all the time and is a normal variation. ...Read more
At 4 weeks 5 days my 1st hCG was 313, 2 days later 250, my cervix was closed had slight bleeding from ectropion. Am I going to misscarry?! No pain
Bleeding after sex - US & cervical screening clear 2 months ago, treated for ectropion but bleeding resumed. Could it be vaginal cancer?
Don't know: I don't know if it is vaginal cancer without an examination and biopsy of any vaginal growths that might be present. Did your MD do a biopsy and send the tissue to the lab to be checked? ...Read more
Had heavy bleeding which has stopped. If I miscarried would my cervix would still be closed? I am 6 weeks and 2 days along.
It could look closed: At six weeks along the products of conception aren't very big. If you had heavy bleeding then there is a good likelihood that you miscarried. To be sure whether you miscarried or not you could get a pelvic ultrasound which may show a gestational sac. You might also get a quantitative hCG to give some idea of whether you have a viable pregnancy. ...Read more
I have heavy bleeding a month after cervical cryotherpy, is there anything a doctor can do? Or is it something that will heal on its own?
See doc: Let your doc know and do an exam. There usually is a lot of discharge during the healing process. You may be on your period too. But if the bleeding is heavy let your doc know. ...Read more
I had cervical cryotherpy a month ago. I`ve very heavy bleeding, that has lasted 3 days. Is there anything a doctor can do or will it heal on its own?
Best to check with: Your doctor who did your procedure. This might be your normal cycle heavier than normal. Or it could be scar sloughing off after the cryotheraphy. ...Read more
My cervix was high, soft, and closed for almost two weeks. Now it's high soft open and heavy bleeding with sharp cramps. Could I be miscarrying?
You could be: Bleeding and cramping is always worrisome - but not diagnostic of miscarriage. Without additional information (your gestational age, pregnancy history) it is impossible to say anything more specific. I you have an OB doctor I recommend you call him/her as your next step, and best wishes. ...Read more
I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irretated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Is this normal? Or sho
Not normal: Pap smear not associated with vaginal bleeding. If exam of cervix showed irritation there is always possibility of in-situ lesion of cervix but bx needed for dx. Blleeding if not obvious on cervical exam suggests origin from endometrium. Sonogram of uterus to see lining and possible bx of endometrium to see if that is site of blood. ...Read more
I had a pap smear yesterday and the doctor said my cervix was a little irritated. Then I have had heavy bleeding all day today. Should I be worried?
Not uncommon: When the pap smear was done the MD probably noted cervical redness and inflammation with blood vessels visible on the cervical surface. A pap smear involves cervical "scraping" which can in of itself produce bleeding post procedure, let alone when the surface blood vessels are present and easily interrupted. ...Read more
I recently had a cervical exam and got told I have a cervical ectropian however since the exam I have been bleeding its been 2 weeks now?
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I recently had a cervical exam and got told I have a cervical ectropian however since this I have been bleeding for 2 weeks now should I be worried?
Probably not: Cervical ectropia in general means that the lining on the inside of the cervix is also on the exterior of the cervix, and it may be more sensitive. See your doctor if the bleeding persists. ...Read more
Bleeding: Yes light bleeding is acceptableGet a more detailed answer ›
Bleeding after sex been to Drs and they say quite bad cervical erosion. Smear test last year was fine. No obvious lumps. Help! Could it be cancer?
I have ectropian cervix, after intercourse I bleed but the problem my drs can't figure out why my uterus contracts like its in labor for couple days?
Bleeding after sex last week, cervical exam very painful & found cervical erosion, since pelvic pain and pain in legs. What could it be?
Questions about exam: I would ask your doctor to clarify what is meant by a cervical erosion. Since you just had an examination that doctor will be in the best position to explain what is going on with you ...Read more
Can changing to the generic brand of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) from Alysena cause cervical erosion? Having post coital bleeding. Normal pap results.
Wife irregular bleeding and lower ab pain. Gyn found cervical erosion/inflammation. Scared could be cancer. Not pregnant and no std. What could it be?
Inflammation of the cervix and "erosion" are not uncommon and are not necessarily associated with STD or cancer. It may be associated with coital bleeding. It would be prudent to discuss it with her gynecologist and get a PAP smear at the same time.
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I have been having bleeding after sex alot and spotting. Had smear last Tues then Sunday morning woke up to brown bleeding could this be ectropion cc.
Bumpy rough are around cervical os, currently 20wk pregnant but noticed this before. Last smear was 9 months ago, all normal. Ectropion? Cancer?
Bumpy rough area on cervix around the os, currently 20wk pregnant but noticed this before. Last smear was 9 months ago, all normal. Ectropion? Cancer?
My doctor noticed somthing on my cervics and sait was ectropion cervix will this affect me tryin to get pregnant? Also what is it?
Cervical Ectropion: This is a normal variant, and should not affect your ability to get pregnant. ...Read more
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