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if i start to bleed during sex what is the problem and should i be concerned. what do i do if this occurs?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
See your doctor: Bleeding during intercourse is usually due to a cervical irritation or infection. It can sometimes be a sign of more serious problem such as cervical cancer.
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
See a doctor: Bleeding during intercourse can be due to tears in the skin, infections, dryness, inflammation of the cervix, precancerous changes, polyps, hormone changes, and cancer. If this is a recurrent problem a phyical exam needs to be performed with appropriate testing to determine the cause of the bleeding.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2015

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