I had heavy bleeding with my copper IUD for about a year, I guess. I just left it alone and it finally calmed down. It was still the easiest birth control for me. I don't have any suggestions. Sorry.
Thanks for your reply. Help or not. It's nice to know I'm not alone.
This condition is called post coital bleeding. It is most commonly seen in vaginal infection like Chlamydia, gonorrhea, vaginal inflammation etc. it could also be due to disease of endometrium that is lining of uterus, polyps (mass) in uterus and cervix, fibroid tumors etc. You should consult an expert nearby for internal examinations and get any cervical polyps or mass ruled out. A colposcopy should also be done to determine the cause.
Cervical cautery is generally performed for minor pre cancerous changes on the cervix or to reduce discharge and bleeding from an ectropion on the cervix. It should not be done repeatedly.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thank you Dr. Kaur for your helpful response. I await a GP appt for yet another referral. I will ask for a repeat of all these tests and go from there. Will update once I get the results.