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Cervical Erosion

Cervical Erosion

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A cervical erosion is a change to the cells around the opening on the cervix, causing vaginal discharge. Glandular cells are normally only present inside the cervix. However, these cells can grow out of the cervix into the vagina, causing an embarrassing problem. They are mucus-producing cells and they can cause massive amounts of discharge if the erosion is large. This condition can be treated by a gynaecologist who can cauterise the cells, preventing the mucus being produced.

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I've been on the same birth control pill for about four years now. Once in awhile after sex I'll bleed lightly. But I have no other symptoms. Should I be worried? It's been happening this whole week, and my boyfriend and I had sex Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday.





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Hi, I have been told I have a large area of erosion on my cervix, I bleed very heavily in-between periods. Sex is painful and I bleed afterwards. I haven't had sex with my husband since Nov '15. I have had one abnormal smear in 2005 but since then they have been normal, last smear was in 2014! It's really getting me down.





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Hey I'm exactly the same and I have been told and referred by my doctor to have a laser treatment to fix it! You should get referred ! Good luck

I had similar symptoms a few years back. The doctor fobbed me off twice, saying the bleeding was normal for someone my age (38 at the time) due to 'natural changes in the cervix' so I ended up ignoring it for around 18 months. Eventually I saw a different gp who referred me straight to hospital. It was really worrying at the time but it's just a distant memory now. I had it cauterised, then there was a bit of a recovery period, but soon after all symptoms disappeared. Sex is back to normal with no bleeding or pain. Get it dealt with, you don't have to live with it!

How long will it take for spontaneous resolution of cervical ectropion after discontinuing COCP?





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Hi I'm 22 and got diagnosed with cervical ectropion in January 2016 I was also allowed to have a smear test as the gynaecologist said given my symptoms she was not worried at all about cervical cancer(major biggie for me) she said she was only performing a smear test to reassure me.My results came back almost 3 weeks after having it done as normal!! I am just wondering do any of you ladies get a frequent urge to urinate? This is not constant I say it happens maybe twice a month. Also I'm still debating weather to have treatment or just leave it as my symptoms are only slight bleed after sex(not all the time) more discharge and finally I get slight blood in my discharge after my 5 days of bleeding with my period. I would love to hear from other ladies,might I add I suffer with health anxiety so o worry over the slightest of things often.xx





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I have ectropion of my cervix and have had most of my adult life, i do not have discharge, I bleed sometimes after sex at certain times of the month. Its not that heavy or that often, the nurse at my doctors said I could leave it and live with it or have a procedure done which could sort it or make it worse so my husband and I decided to leave it. Im 47 and my periods are fairly heavy and painful for the first few days, my doctore prescribed me tranexamic acid tablets but also mentioned about having the mirena coil fitted ? Could I have this, have heard that it can make your periods lighter or stop !! heaven ! :) I do not need to coil for contraceptive reasons as my husband has had a vasectomy,





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11 days ago I had silver nitrate for my cervical erosion and now I am in pain and my clitoris constantly feels bruised and I don't seem to be producing lube like I was before if at all.... This is really bothering me...what are the side effects of this treatment? Will I now always suffer from vaginal dryness? Before I had this done I use to produce excessive lube the only problem was that I couldn't have internal sex cause it hurt too much and I bled after, now I don't seem to be producing any lube...? I can't find any answers anywhere regarding the side effects of this treatment and no one told me this could happen please could you help ?





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I would really like to hear how you are doing. I too have ectropion cell on my cervix, had silver nitrate treatment. Excessive discharge cleared up after 2 weeks and the symptoms returned after one month. Rifht back where I started. I am going to start taking metformin as I have Pcos and we are thinking the ectropion growth is do to hormonal changes from Pcos.

Hi Tiffany, just to update you, mine has also returned...but I don't seem to be having as much pain when pressure is applied inside (where as before I couldn't be touched inside at all without being in terrible abdominal pain for up to 48hours after) I am still bleeding after though but now instead of spotting it is to excess...almost as if I was just coming off of a period... I do not appear to have pcos though... I am going to be making a further appointment to see what else can be done... I will not be having that done again though as it didn't work and just left me in a lot of pain for a long period of time... As long as the doctor can confirm and rule out anything that could be a long term problem or a health risk then I'd be prepared to live with this...I have spoken with my partner regarding this and we have both agreed that it's not something that will effect us... I do hope that your treatmenth helps... Please do keep me up to date with how it's going for you

I had done treatment for cervical erosion still there is again erosion. i had taken antibiotics from 3 years but still the erosion occurs again and again. what could be the final treatment? hysterectomy can be done?





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I was diagnosed as suffering from this earlier this week and has the cauterising treatment but have found it hasn't worked. The discharge is still the same if not worse. What can I do about this?





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I had a copper coil fitted today and my doctor told me I have an ectropion on my cervix. I have no symptoms. She says it's nothing to worry about, as it's normal with ladies on the pill. Problem is, I've never been on the pill! This has got me worried now. I had HPV/CIN3 changes after my first smear test at aged 20 (thankfully the age hadn't risen to 25 then). I'm now 31, same sexual partner for 11 years and two kids. My mum died of cancer at 43. My doctors won't offer me a smear test until Nov 2016. I can see from previous posts that people after sought further treatment after their diagnosis, but I wasn't offered any. My questions are, how normal are ectropions for people whom have NEVER been on the pill? Should I be persistent in further treatment given my history? Can I pay privately for a smear test? Many thanks





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Hi Hannah, depending on when you had your last smear and what results were with that, I would insist on getting a smear test done. If it was more than six months that ago then I'm surprises your gp hasn't just done it to reassure you. You can also get smears at your local sexual health clinic or just make an appointment with surgery nurse. You don't have to wait till next year. However I'm sure you'll be fine, but good luck.x

Hi i am also 31 and have 3 kids. I have just been for a smear test and doctor said that i have ectropian on my cervix which is the reason iv had slight blood in my discharge. I have never been on pill. She put a refferal in straight away and sed they will have to do some minor treatment. She did also mention that is i didnt have bleeding then i wouldnt have needed it. So as u have no symptoms maybe thats why ur not been refered. If u have any change then you should go back to your doctor

I have noticed cervical erosion with slightly white discharge (1%) and burning sensation more since last 3 months before or after menstruation.erosion also in outer lip of labia majora. What should be the cause? Treatment? Is it curable? Prevention and complications?? I am not taking ocp.





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