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so these last two months I have started bleeding mid cycle. I went to the gyno and am waiting on the results but am worried because it happened again today. I thought it might be due to sit ups but I am doing less than before because of last month and less strenuous types. Does anyone have experience with this and what my body could be telling me
Thu. May 3, 2:37am
There are lots of reasons that can happen, and many are harmless. For example, sometimes if you're on birth control, it can just happen for really no reason (not sure if you are or not). But you did the right thing going to the gyno for tests!
I don't think it's more worrisome because it started again. The bleeding is a symptom of something that is a bit out of whack; it isn't what's causing something to be out of whack (except, maybe your mental state, b/c you're worrying, which is normal!) Try and relax until you get the results; then you'll know if there's reason to worry.
It doesn't sound like something that'd be caused by sit-ups though, that's a different part of your body.
Thursday, May 03, 2007, 10:17 AM
How old are you?
I'm 39 and about 5 years ago started bleeding midcycle -- sometimes bleeding a little bit all the way through the cycle! Of course I went to the doctor, and have had the full battery of tests, from ultrasound to biopsies -- and nothing is wrong! Not even a little polyp. It's just perimenopause.
This can be controlled with a little synthetic progesterone started at the right time in the cycle. However, not everyone can stand it -- I tried it and had to give up, what it did to my temper was too hard on everyone around me, it was like having super-PMS all the time.
Anyway, if you are post-menopausal and bleeding you should be worried. Cervical cancer is about the only cause of that. But if you're in your 30's or 40's apparently it's only to be expected.
Thursday, May 03, 2007, 12:09 PM
oh, the joys of womanhood!!
Thursday, May 03, 2007, 12:11 PM
I've had a similar problem-mid-cycle, and sometimes more frequently than that, I started spotting during or after exercise (especially strenuous exercise). I was worried it was going to be something horrible-had a whole battery of tests, that all came out negative, normal pap, normal ultrasound etc. Turns out I have a "sensitive" cervix that bleeds easily. My doctor swabbed the area w/ silver nitrate which cauterized the blood vessels there that were causing the problem. He told me if i started bleeding again I would have to come in for "cryosurgery" where they basically freeze the area so the blood vessels actually die. Lucky me (being sarcastic here) the bleeding has started again so i will be making that appointment to have the procedure done. Hopefully that will be the end of it.
Anyhow, you did the right thing by going to the doctor. There are a million reasons why women bleed midcycle and the majority of them are harmless things that can be fixed easily. I'm sure you have something benign going on. Good luck!
Thursday, May 03, 2007, 1:16 PM
To the 12:11 poster, you should try the natural progesterone, its easier then the synthetic and a way better result. I am surprised the doc didn't try to lower your dose?? I have been using the natural progesterone for a while now and feel fantastic and no more spotting and no more mood swings.
Thursday, May 03, 2007, 1:34 PM
didn't do any good... I'm just too sensitive to it. I was getting the smallest dose and cutting the pill in half with a knife, and still having severe CNS effects. It's just not for some people.
Thursday, May 03, 2007, 1:45 PM
I am 24 so I hope im not premenapausal :) If so I should be worried about that for sure :). Thanks for the advice everyone. I tried to call the doc today but had no luck in reaching her so I will try again tomorrow. I have already had the cryosurgery due to abnormal cells and this is the first pap since so I am nervous for that as well. I guess I will take the advise to wait and see what the doc says but not to worry about it till then
feel free to continue posting though because every little bit helps
Friday, May 04, 2007, 2:46 AM
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