Help! Vaginal vitamin C and bleeding- Side effect?

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Hi there. I have been using the Vitamin C for about 2 to 3 month's now. I use it 6 days in a row after my period ends and take another 3 pills after ovulation and 1 more a couple of days before my period starts. It works great but it burns me, even a couple of days later after inserting the vitamin C, and it gives me tons of discharge.

However, this Sunday I noticed a little bit of bleeding right after intercourse (sorry for the details). The colour was light red/brown. And I was cramping a lot. It really freaked me out! The day before (Saturday) I was still feeling very sore and had that burning feeling from the vitamin C which I used on Thursday evening. I am close to my period too, but this really made me upset and scared. Has anyone experienced this before?

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    things like vitamin c an boric acid anything u insert into the vagina can cause bleeding as it can irritate the cervix it could also just be old blood being expelled from previous cycle if its brown

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    i could not use this. within a couple days i was burning and getting the same light bleeding and severe cramping. It made sex really dry and hurt like i was being torn. i stopped using and my dr agreed.

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    i have never inserted vitamin c before because many women are in the same boat as you concerning these side effects. i take probiotics orally (2 per day) that contains the good kinds of bacteria for vaginal health. yes they are pricy but worth it to me. i also take other vitamins orally.

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    Thank you so much for responding. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one going through this. I don't live in the UK and I couldn't find any information on the side effects of vitamin C. In fact, on the patient information sheet it only stated that burning can occur but that it is very rare. The cramping is really bad, I can still feel it today.

    @Stephanie, did you have cramping that lasted a couple of days too?

    I was really upset when I noticed the blood loss. I was so happy to find a cure but I don't want to make things worse either. I am going to stop inserting Vit C. I already tried probiotics but just the normal one's. Maybe it's better to use a special one for vaginal health. I will look into it.

    Is there anything else that you've tried that helped cure BV instead of the vitamin C?

    PS: sorry for my English grammar. I live in Holland 😉

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      Just a quick note to everyone reading this. I have been using biological turmeric, ginger and pepper supplements for two month's now. There are studies that prove that turmeric works for BV because it reaches the biofilm of the bacteria. But it takes a lot of patients and time. After three month's it should have some result. Just wanted to share this for anyone interested and wants to look into the research about this.

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