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A 21-year-old member asked:

why do i bleed after sex?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard one?: Was it a hard one? Did you lubricate enough? Was there a lot of friction? Could you have started your period? Do you have a lesion in your vagina? If you feel there is no reason described above, you will probably need to have a physician look in your vagina to determine the cause.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know: Possible reasons for bleeding during or after sexual intercourse include: vaginal trauma, sexually transmitted disease, iud, cervical cancer, cervical polyp, combination oral contraceptives (cervical erosion), endometriosis, vaginitis, ; adenomyosis. You need gynecological evaluation.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not normal: If there is no obvious tearing around the labia or perineum then vaginal bleeding after sex is not normal. You need to see a GYN for exam.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
See your gyn: Either from vaginal, cervix or uterus problem or infection, you need an exam, vaginal cultures blood work and an ultrasound and your gyn should be able to determine the cause and txment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A/W Dr. Patterson: Possible reasons for bleeding during or after sexual intercourse include: vaginal trauma, sexually transmitted disease, iud, cervical cancer, combination oral contraceptives (cervical erosion), endometriosis, vaginitis, ; adenomyosis. Medical evaluation is indicated.
Dr. A. Jay Staub
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Need exam: You should see your gynecologist for an evaluation soon.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibilities: Lack of foreplay can lead to inadequate vaginal secretions to provide lubrication during intercourse. A post menopausal woman often has fewer secretions and thinner (atrophied) vaginal mucosa.
Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
May be normal: Depends on how much blood. Make sure you have enough lubrication, try using the jelly lubricant. Also may be worth getting checked by a doctor to make sure you don't have inflammation that could make the vaginal membrane fragile and easy to bruise. Pain, discharge, bad odor may be signs of trouble which need treatment.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't know.: Possible reasons for bleeding during or after sexual intercourse include: vaginal trauma, sexually transmitted disease, iud, cervical cancer, cervical polyp, combination oral contraceptives (cervical erosion), endometriosis, vaginitis, ; adenomyosis. Recommend gynecological evaluation.
Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple factors-GYN: exam is necessary to rule out a cut, tear, abrasion, or inadequate lubrication. Try spending 15-20 minutes on foreplay until you are secreting sexual mucous ( protective) try different positions and avoid any deep thrusting or rough sex. Call for a GYN exam today.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you bleed after sex?

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: There can be many causes. You may have an infection, the bleeding can be from the cervix. You could have a polyp that is bleeding from the trauma. It can also be due to irritaion of the vaginal mucosa. You should see your doctor to have a pelvic examination.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why does my boyfriend bleed after sex?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Where is the blood?: If you are talking about blood on the penis, it is possible it is coming from you. Sex can cause an inflamed cervix to bleed, and the blood can get on his penis. Hematospermia (blood in the semen) is a fairly common problem that is almost always harmless. If the problem persists, you should both check in with your family doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why do I always bleed after sex?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible reasons.: I am not sure of the reason? Are you older with thinned vaginal tissue and less vaginal secretions? Is there inadequate foreplay, such that the vagina is not properly lubricated prior to intercourse? You may want to discuss this with your gynecologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it common to bleed after sex?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not....: Not routinely! if it frequently happens, see your doctor!
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A member asked:

I bleed after sex all the time why?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't know: I don't know the answer as there are several reasons for the same. A GYN MD can do an exam and find your answer.

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