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Bleeding during intercourse, straining during bowel movement. Taking birth control. Ultrasound normal

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Healthy 41 year old woman. Past year have been experiencing bleeding during intercourse and while straining during a bowel movement. Bright red. On ortho-tricyclen low birth control. Ultrasound has found nothing.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Women Sexual Problems
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 6 hours later
Hello and thanks for the query.
There can be many reasons for bleeding during intercourse like
Vaginal wall injury
Inflammation of cervix and vagina like
Cervical erosions or atrophic vaginitis
Infections like
But they are associated with other problems like vaginal discharge,burning,itching etc
Abnormal growths in vagina like vaginal polyps
Cervical cancer in cervix
Uterine polyps,uterine fibroids,endometriosis in uterus
Although endometriosis and erosions may cause bleeding during bowel movements,it should be made sure that they are not coming from rectal reasons like hemorrhoids or anal fissure
You must consult your doctor for
P/v examination
PAP smear
Colposcopy etc.
Once cause is known,treatment can be outlined
I hope to have answered your query however you can revert to me for any further query
Thanks and best of luck.
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