Vaginal bleeding and cervix bruising

Patient

Q: I'm currently on the Nuva ring and I don't bleed or feel pain at all. But during intercourse I bleed and as soon as we stop and I clean up, the bleeding stops. I've went and seen my family doctor, she said my cervix is bruised all around and when a swob was done she could see that it was irritated by it. What does this mean? Why does it bruise and bleed?

Symptoms:  Bleeding and bruising
Doctor

A:   Hello,
This is possibly due to cervical erosions or ectopy or possible ill fitting size of NUVA-RING being used which causes frictional injury to the cerrvix causing abrasions which bleed during deeper penetration and frictional injury by penile head.

It is advisable that a PAP smear should be done to rule out HPV infection being cause of cervical ectopy and avoid usage of NUVA ring for at least 3 months till healing is accomplished . You may use depot injections or implants which are inert.
I hope i have answered your query,
wishing you good health,
regards

Related Q&A

Q: I take the Lutera birth control pill everyday at 11pm. Last night (Saturday) I took a pill at 11pm and this morning (...

Q: Hi - I'm on Alesse for birth control and since having our daughter 7 months ago, I'm quite religious with my pill but...

Q: I have had bilateral PE, DVT x2 and clot behind my eye in the past. My doctor was away and a new doctor put in the im...

Q: I have taken an i-pill on 31st October, my periods was due on 18 but I got it on 7th. But the bleeding is very low wi...

Q: I hVe taken two extra days worth of levlen ed for birth control by mistake and just wanted to no if i should wait two...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews