Ok so... I've seen a post similar to what I'm about to post... And I will say that it's embarrassing for me to post... But I need advice.
Ok so... I masturbate frequently... And no I'm not currently having sex with anyone. And haven't in over a year, and when I did, it was always protected.... Anyways. In the last few months, it has gotten worse. But I bleed now every time after masturbating... And I get really crampy. A few months ago, it was only trace amounts every now and then. But now it's every single time. Which is a few times a week.... And it's not just trace amounts. It is becoming more and more every time...
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's recently... And wondering if this is all just part of the package. I can't seem to find much info on it. But I'm in a significant amount of pain right now as I'm typing this... And just eager to hear any advice from women who have had similar experiences? Or know anything about this...
Thanks guys! Sorry if it was a bit TMI...
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The vaginal bleeding and cramps after masturbation that you describe could indicate underlying hormonal derangements, infective causes, PID, cervical erosion & injury etc. The exact cause for the symptoms that you describe can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the symptoms that you describe. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Avoid introduction of any foreign objects in vagina. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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