|Bleeding and spotting linked to arousal
||[Apr. 13th, 2013|11:17 pm]
Recently I've become pretty sure that I'm bleeding when I'm aroused. The more aroused - the more blood. Can't find anything on this on the internet, but we all know girls don't actually GET aroused, so perhaps that's why. =P Here's the history:
I had Implanon inserted about April 2011. I was in a relationship about seven years old, still madly in love. I bled constantly for about four months. My boyfriend and I had sex nearly everyday, and I was constantly wanting more.
In August of 2011, he began dating someone else. This caused problems in our relationship, and also with my sex drive. I started bleeding intermittently for about six months. During this time, he left me for the girl he was dating, I was in denial and my sex drive was all over the place. I wasn't having sex at all. This is about the time the idea of the bleeding being connected to the arousal first seeded itself. Of course I dismissed such a crazy idea immediately.
Eventually I realized my relationship was over (let's not get into what an idiot I am please!) and I completely stopped bleeding for about four months. Then my sex drive started coming back, and I started having sex again, off and on, for about another six months.
Then reality set in again, and the sex drive mostly died for a couple more months. Again, no bleeding during this time. Now, I'm having bouts of bleeding and they seem to always correspond to when I pull myself out of misery and start wanting sex again.
If I didn't have the whole relationship issue (and ensuing emotional craziness) I don't think I would have experienced such drastic changes in arousal. I would have continued thinking that is a crazy connection. However, because of the situation, it's becoming pretty clear that I bleed when I'm aroused.
Have you had this impossible realization also?
Not at all sure about hormone levels. I do not have them tested.
However, it seems if it was hormones, it would be a bit more consistent. For instance, on birth control pills or on nothing, I consistently have sore nipples a few days before my period. Also consistent is a sharp pang, like a single cramp, before I start bleeding, and another before I stop. Inconsistently is still consistent - about every three to four months I get a deep zit. One of those that boils below the surface, a few days before my period. (I normally don't get any type of acne at all.) I don't get any sort of emotional pms so that's not trackable.
There isn't anything remotely consistent about this pattern on Implanon, except for the degree of arousal.
Another history fact: I had Norplant inserted back when it was available. On that I bled a little pretty much every day (yes for five years). Now that I think about it in correlation to this, I realize I wanted sex pretty much constantly. (Hey I was like, 20, cut me a break.) And by a little I mean not enough for a sex partner to notice, not necessarily enough to wear protection. Just enough to notice when using the restroom, or cleaning. Still constant estrogen, although a different type. Now I'm wondering if there's a stronger correlation.
2013-06-09 01:46 am (UTC)
I had the same issue with bleeding and sex. I figured through talking to random Dr.s and Nurses and OBs that the hormone makes your cervix softer, and the little blood vessels are weaker. So sex makes your cervix bleed. But just to be sure we're having the same problem, the blood didn't really seem like menstrual blood, just kind of watery, pinkish sometimes mixed with a brownish tinge.
Yes, exactly! It's not the richer color blood I associate with the menstrual fluids. It also doesn't have any sort of thicker parts.
I haven't heard that about the blood vessels being weaker. I'm going to look into it. Maybe there's something I can do to counteract such an effect on my blood vessels.
It seems it happens even if I'm not actively having sex, just aroused. But maybe that would still be the reason. Perhaps I'm doing other things to break the smaller vessels, or maybe just the swelling from arousal. (I am so glad there's no chance a guy is going to be reading this thread!) *^_^*
Thank you for sharing your information with me!
Edited at 2013-06-09 02:03 am (UTC)
2013-07-21 07:59 pm (UTC)
Re: The bleeding.
Please keep posting about this... I'm on my second implenon. Loved it the first time-had 5 or 6 periods the whole time I was using it (3 years months) On my second go round now and have had SO MANY PERIODS. Two have lasted almost the whole month. My doctor has no idea what is going on, but it makes sense if it is related to regular sex and arousal. First time around it was to stop/lesson period symptoms. I'm a fainter. Now I'm having sex alot... But you are right about it being a different/ thinner disharge than what I can recall of my regular periods, sometimes pinkish, sometimes brownish. And I'm not an idiot it isn't from an internal cut or anything. I have had an ultra sound to check out everything, it was clear. Next step is removal and going off hormonal bc all together... It's just disappointing because it really did work so well for me the first time.