Aug 21, 2014 - 5:37 am
I am new and I was diagnosed with Stage IIB cervical cancer in late February 2014. I went through all my radiation/chemotherapy treatments and just last week got my 3 month post checkup and was given a cancer-free diagnosis. Praise God. I was told to use a dilator and have regular sex three or more times a week. But I did not like the dilator at all so my husband has been doing most of the work trying to keep my vagina from closing up. But for the passed few months we have not had sex due to a skin condition on his penis that caused him discomfort. Tonight we finally had sex and I started bleeding. Not badly but heavy spotting. Does anyone know if this is because of the lack of sex and possibly due to scar tissue? I can't help to worry even after getting a clear diagnosis just last week. Has anyone had this problem? I have read that using the dilator as well as having intercourse is important to keep the vagina from shrinking too much.
Thank you to whomever can answer my questions....