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Hello, I would be happy to assist you.
You only have bleeding during intercourse when it is the week before your period and not at other times?
yes & it's only happened lately - this will be the 2nd or 3rd month
are you still there????
Yes, I'm here.
No pain with intercourse?
Are your periods heavy?
no pain w/intercourse and periods are regular
This is certainly odd. Since you don't have bleeding with intercourse at other times of the month, this excludes the possibility of it being an infectious cause.
is there something i can take? do you know what causes the bleeding?
You could have uterine polyps or fibroids. These are benign uterine masses that tend to cause pain (fibroids only) and bleeding (both). It makes periods heavier usually as well and can be the reason why you are more prone to bleeding when close to your period.
I recommend you visit a gynecologist who can perform an exam and ultrasound to look for these possibilities.
is it serious & would it develop into cancer?? should i be alarmed
why am i just developing it tho?
Possible treatments would include birth control usually first, but sometimes surgery is necessary to remove the masses.
It is common to develop these masses in the 30s-40s. Up to 80% of women have uterine fibroids.
These conditions are benign and usually do not become cancerous.
Cancer at this age is very rare.
I don't think you should worry, but it certainly is worth a visit to the gynecologist.
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but theres nothing i can take in the meantime?
you're saying birth control pills help but if i'm 38, isn't it too late to be on the pill?
There is nothing you can take at home for this, no. If you are not a smoker, the pill is safe until age 50.
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