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#1 esty

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

My baby is five months old and things seem to be 'irritable' down there. I had a normal vaginal delivery. Sex is quite uncomfortable and afterwards I get a heavy discharge with bright red blood. My ob was too busy to see me for my 6 week check (!) and said I should go to my GP if I had any issues. I went and had a Pap smear (normal) and a test for infection which didn't show anything. My question is- I feel it's too late to go to the ob now and I don't know what else the GP can do if they've already done a swab. I feel that maybe my cervix is maybe not closed completely but who would I go to and what can be done? I hope that makes sense. Thanks original.gif

#2 becstar101

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

Did you have any tearing or stitches?  I had a laceration that was stitched after my first, and had bleeding after sex. I went back to my ob, and it was discovered that I had some scarring that was being irritated and bleeding. I had a minor procedure in the ob rooms the same day which sorted it out.

Best to start with your Gp, but you'll probably end up back with a gynae/ob at some stage to sort it out.

Your ob being "too busy" for your check up is pretty crap, though! I'd possibly take my business elsewhere.

#3 boysescakes

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

I would def go back  to your gp.  You can get a referral to a gyno also if you are not really satisfied with the gp response.  it may be nothing, but it really can't hurt to go back and explain what has happened.

#4 meljbau

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

It's never too late to go back.

I had similar problems after my first and after being told it was normal by my GP ended up going back to my Ob. By that stage my baby was about 15 months. I had a D&C and the pathology showed I'd had a miscarriage but had retained parts of the placenta. I was very lucky to remain fertile, so please go back to your Ob or get a referral to a new Ob/gynecologist if you'd feel more comfortable with someone else.

#5 DenimAngel

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

Go see another Ob.  I ended up having a D & C a few months after my second due to a similar problem.

#6 leisamd

Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

I had similar symptoms for, hmm maybe nearly a year after my youngest was born.  I went to the GP at about 6 months pp, she did a pap then referred me to an Ob.  Basically it turned out that my cervix was still sensitive and bleeds easily.  The Ob suggested a procedure, which I wasn't thrilled about (culposcopy and cauterizing), so I decided to wait it out a little longer - I had 2 paps which were clear and a scan which was clear.  It did eventually stop on it's own.




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