What is a bruised cervix?
A bruised cervix is a sex injury that occurs during masturbation or sexual intercourse when penis, fist, dildo, or other object gets up to the cervix and bumps it continuously during deep penetration. The injury can also happen as a consequence of the sexual assault.
Cervical bruising occurs when the cervix becomes tender and sensitive, thanks to vigorous sexual activity.
What causes this sex injury?
The cervix can only be damaged and bruised during vigorous sex and penetration, which can be done with a sex toy, penis, fingers, or another object. Considering the fact that the cervix is several inches away from the vaginal opening at the top of the vagina, it is implausible to injure the cervix by anything other than penetration. You are more likely to bruise your cervix in sex positions that make deep penetration possible, such as doggy style.
What does a bruised cervix feel like?
The feeling of a cervical pain usually depends on the severity of the injury. Different people will experience different ranges and kinds of cervical pain. Still, you can expect some abdominal pain and a general aching sensation deep inside your body, which can sometimes also occur during or after sex.
What are the symptoms of a bruised cervix?
The most common symptom of a bruised cervix is experiencing pain during penetration and intercourse, which will occur until the injury heals.
Other symptoms of the bruised cervix can also include:
- Pain in the vagina
- Irregular bleeding
- Random spotting
- Unexplained nausea
- Severe back pain
What are the treatment options for the bruised cervix?
In most cases, seeking out clinical treatment for a bruised cervix is not necessary, as the condition should heal on its own within a few days. If the pain is too severe, your doctor will likely prescribe some painkillers. However, if you experience cervical bruising frequently, you should make an appointment with your doctor.
Your cervix may be significantly more susceptible to bruising and sensitivity because you are actually dealing with underlying infection or precancerous cervical changes without even knowing it, and that is a condition you should definitely treat.
How can you prevent cervical bruising?
The easiest and safest way to prevent future painful cervical bruising is to alleviate pressure by making sure that you are completely in the mood and aroused before any form of vaginal or cervical penetration.
The next time you are spending some quality time alone or with a partner, make sure to spend a bit longer on foreplay to get fully aroused. Being fully aroused is important because it allows vaginal muscles to relax. If you are planning any type of vaginal penetration, make sure to use a lot of lube on a toy, fingers, or penis to prevent friction and other irritations.
Changing positions and sticking to certain positions where you have more control over the depth of penetration can also help. It allows easier penetration and makes it easier to thrust as deeply and quickly as you prefer and find the most comfortable.
Building a great communication system with your partner during intercourse is the best bet when doing traditionally “submissive” positions.
Make sure to suggest positions that are more comfortable for you, to avoid pain and discomfort during sex.
Can my partner feel when he hits my cervix?
The answer to this question depends on many different factors, but some men can feel it when hitting the cervix with the tip of their penis or fingers in the vagina.
When should you see a doctor about your cervical bruising?
Although any of the sex injuries can be quite painful and uncomfortable, this one usually is not a cause for concern since it will not cause any long-term damage or other health-related complications.
Healing time varies, but if the above-mentioned symptoms of cervical bruising last for longer than a whole week, or if you regularly experience pain after penetration, you should seek medical assistance about your condition. Your healthcare provider will assess the situation and recommend the best treatment options.
If you have a related underlying condition and you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, make sure to see your doctor immediately:
- soaking through a pad or tampon every hour
- painful cramps
- severe pain in your lower abdomen
- having larger clots in your period blood (quarter-sized or larger)
If the cervical bruising happens as a consequence of sexual assault, we recommend seeing a doctor immediately, regardless of the severity of the injury.
Are long-term complications of a bruised and damaged cervix possible?
The good news is that, aside from mild discomfort, there aren’t any complications associated with a bruised cervix.
How long does it take for the cervix to heal?
Healing a bruised cervix can vary from person to person, just like with any other bruise. However, the pain and the discomfort are likely to go away after one to three days, and other symptoms will most likely completely resolve after about a week.
While you are healing a bruised cervix, avoid penetrative masturbation and sex since they can exacerbate your injury and prolong the healing time. And using a heating pad can also make the process more comfortable.
How do you know if you have an infection in your cervix?
Some of the main symptoms of inflammation include cervical pain during a pelvic
exam or intercourse, bleeding between menstrual periods, and abnormal vaginal
discharge in the vaginal canal.