Heavy bleeding during intercourse
I've been in a long distance relationship for 4 months now, and we meet with my partner at the weekends. The first two months were great, but then on the third month one weekend I started bleeding heavily after the intercourse. The bleeding went on from there for about 5-7 days like a period, and then it dried up. The same thing happened the next weekend. After these bleeding experiences two weekends in the row, we decided to take a 3 week brake from each other to see if the bleeding would be gone for good in that time. It did stop eventually in about 10 days time, but when we met after the brake, I was once again bleeding during the intercourse! (By then I had also just started one week back on Natpro for my headaches). Next, we took a two and a half week brake and decided to meet on the same day after my appointment with a gynecologist, (which was just two days ago on Tuesday).
So, in the morning I saw the gynecologist and in the evening I saw my partner. My gynecologist looked at my uterus with an ultrasound and took the smear test. These are the possible reasons for the bleeding given to me by the gynecologist: 1. It could be cancer (I have not had the smear results yet) 2. It could have been due to a think lining in the uterus (I told her that I had been using Natpro for over 3 weeks, and she said that because of the cream, even if the lining would have been thick, by now the cream would have made it thinner, so we will never know if it was thick at one point) 3. Infection 4. My mucous membranes are weak due to too little estrogen.
Then she prescribed ''Vagifem'', an estrogen related estradiol-medicine which is inserted inside the vagina, because she wanted to first rule out the weak mucous membranes.
As I told you earlier, I also met with my partner after the gynecologist and we did try again intercourse and to both of our relief there was no bleeding this time around!
Last night I did insert the ''vagifem'' estrogen inside me, but I have been feeling very ill today and uncomfortable about the whole idea. Over the past 3 and a half weeks that I have been using the Natpro my headaches have reduced almost to nothing, so I don't quite feel like adding more estrogen inside me now when I just got the progesterone levels up! Also, since there was no bleeding this time around after the intercourse, doesn't that also say something? I personally do not know what it says, since it's the first time in my life that I'm ''studying'' hormones. But I know that you have a lot of knowledge and many years experience on matters related to hormones and female health. So, I'm quite sure that when you are reading this letter, you understand exactly what is going on with my body and can give me advice accordingly. I'm 48, and haven't had a period for 6 months, if we don't count this recent episode.
I have a lovely new relationship after many years of being alone, and I want so much to be happy and healthy again!
Kindly help me to restore my health back to normal, please!