My Cervix Hurts!

by Rheaah

Aside from all the other aches and pains mentioned by others going through andro-/menopause. No one has mentioned the issue of when the cervix is tender or painful during intercourse or otherwise; is low progesterone or other health issues are to blame?

I'm asking because it's me feeling like this and it's been going on for a few months and I need to know what to do. I'm in my mid-40's and have started to self-treat with progesterone this month and I love my new found journey of control in a healthy way (because the other doctors I've been to refused to listen to me in regards locating the source of fatigue-- which, is a story all too familiar to be told another time.)

...Anyway, I should NOT feel pain 'down there.' (I don't get enough action as is). My body wasn't acting this way last year and my smears were 'normal'.

Any suggestions?

Thank a bunch

P.S. your site is awesome in the 'non-bias' category! :) keep it up!

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Sep 01, 2011
My Cervix Hurts
by: Carol K

I have just read your post and I am sure Wray will be able to give you excellent advice but I would like to recommend that you go and see a Gynaecologist as soon as possible for a check up. When last did you have a PAP Smear? I don't think pain in the uterus, cervix etc outside period pain during menstruation is "normal". Consider going for a check-up soon to put your mind at ease.

Sep 02, 2011
My Cervix Hurts!
by: Wray

Hi Rheaah Bless you for the kind words! I do try to be unbiased, certainly when it comes to a person's choice of progesterone. My aim is to help people get better, and we can only do that if fully informed, hence the many studies I give. The aches and pains you have don't surprise me, you're in the middle of Peri-menopause. An awful time for me until I found progesterone, that changed everything. Dropping progesterone levels, but oestrogen at normal levels, throws out the ratio. From Saliva Tests we run, we've found the ratio of progesterone to oestrogen should be 600:1 and over to feel well. Oestrogen is an inflammatory, excitatory hormone, it also causes fatigue. Partly because it causes Insulin Resistance, which could possibly be your problem. I must admit to not having come across a painful cervix before, but wouldn't be surprised if excess oestrogen was the problem. Progesterone is an anti-inflammatory, and is very helpful in the vagina. It's also protective against Candida, whereas oestrogen exacerbates it. If you should consider using it, I suggest you put some in your vagina, using a finger or syringe. A syringe would probably be more effective, as you need to get the cream high up. Alternatively you could use suppositories at night, they tend to leak out if used in the day. Although progesterone travels rapidly round the body, I've found applying it directly to the painful area more effective. I recommend 100-200mg/day, dependent on symptoms. For more info on the various Delivery systems, please look through this page. But before you try it, please see this page we have on Oestrogen Dominance. The higher the oestrogen, the more likely adverse symptoms will occur, and be more severe. Take care Wray

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