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A 18-year-old female asked:

Why is my vagina irritated and now bleeding after sex? the opening to my vagina has been very irritated and itchy all week. no swelling or redness. it has been dry as well. i had sex this morning, it was sort of painful. and i immediately started bleeding

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It : It sounds like you are dealing with a vaginal yeast or bacterial infection. Since your vagina is dry and irritated the tissue is inflammed and having sex can irritate the tissue further thus causing bleeding. I recommend you visit a doctor for evaluation and treatment. If that is not an option for you, you can try an over the counter yeast infection medication like Monistat or clotrimazole. If you do that and your symptoms do not improve then you definitely need to visit a doctor. Good luck and happy new year.

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Last updated Sep 1, 2020

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