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A 20-year-old female asked:

had sex 2 weeks postpartum stopped bleeding but it started again heavier because i had sex, am i okay? im not in any pain. its just annoying

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Probably not: But the reason you are told not to have sex for 6 weeks after having a baby is to prevent infection of your uterus. The sex probably had nothing to do with your bleeding - it's very common 2-3 weeks after having a baby. Discuss this with your obgyn right away.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Avoid it!: Avoid sexual activity for at least 6-8 weeks postpartum and cultivate new interests with your partner - like how to be responsible new parents. If your bleeding is heavy, see your ob/gyn asap.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2015

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