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A 25-year-old female asked:

Gave birth a month ago. had sex yesterday and began bleeding again. is this common? this is my third vaginal delivery. exclusively nursing.

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Any sutures?: After delivery did you need to have any sutures in your vagina to repair lacerations? If so, the length of time recommended to wait before having vaginal intercourse is 6 weeks. Depending upon how severe the bleeding is, you may need emergency evaluation to repair injuries. I have seen this happen postpartum where an artery was severed. Or you may have minor tears. Call your OB for advice, be well
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Period: Sounds like you had a period since you had a baby one month ago. Menstrual irregularity in breast-feeding is normal
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
You are still due for a post-partum check. Advise a visit to your Family Doc or OB/GYN ASAP. At this point, post-sex vaginal bleeding still requires an evaluation. You can't entirely rule out cervical issues such as polyps.
Oct 1, 2014
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Postpartem Bleeding: Your body has been through alot. Your hormones are crazy. It is typically suggested that you do not have sex for 6 weeks post partem. The number of reasons you could be bleeding are many but very few are in any way serious. If it is a minimal amount of bleeding and there is no pain it is probably nothing serious. If it is alot or painful or you have foul smelling discharge see your MD promptly

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