Hi, I would appreciate any advice that anyone could give me regarding my symptoms and timescales regarding seeing a Dr.
I have been experiencing bleeding after intercourse for a few months now, generally a week to 10 days following a period. My periods are very light and only last a couple of days so I believe this bleeding is separate to having a longer period as there is no need for me to use any tampons/towels prior to having intercourse. The blood seems to be pink/red fresh blood and there is quite a lot of it. I have also for the past week to 10 days have had constact ache in my lower back, it doesn't feel like a pulled muscle, it is a dull ache which never seems to let up. I have also noticed a few twinges/stabbing pains in my right leg which travel down to my ankle but this is only fleeting and not very often. I have some pelvic pain, this can be like period pain or stabbing pains, this comes and goes and is not constant like my back but everyday I do have pain in my pelvic area just not constant. The last time I had intercourse I noticed that at times, it was a little uncomfortable, like my partner had hit something inside - it wasn't uncomfortable all the way through just caused the odd sharp intake of breath. I have been having issues for over a year now of reoccuring bladder infections and have had a cystoscopy and biopsies taken which came back negative. When I go to the toilet, 100% of the time, it hurts at the tail end of urinating. I also have a lot of feeling 'inflamed' which I am assuming is in my uretha area which comes and goes and I would say this happens for part of a day, every week and also my bladder control seems to be deterioating so when I need to go, I literally have to go straight away and can't hold off for very long. I visited the nurse who took a swab for infection and STI and these have come back negative - she has asked my to have a review withh a female doctor but I cannot get an appointment until 8th September. With the above symptoms, is this too long to wait? My last smear was 2 years ago and all was fine, I am 44 and have two children.
thank you to anyone that can give any advice - It might help to put my mind at ease.