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A 16-year-old female asked:

Okay i had my menstrual period already but my boyfriend and i had sex and i started bleeding. what does this mean ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Need to get examined: There are many reasons why women may bleed with intercourse. Some common causes include: a small tear or trauma, a cervical or uterine polyp, or an infection, including a sexually transmitted infection. It is only possible to help you if you get examined and tested.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Unsure: The only sure way to know why your are bleeding after sex is to see your doctor for an exam. If it only happened once and does not happen again you should not worry, but if it recurs - see your doctor.
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Last updated Oct 28, 2016

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