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A 18-year-old female asked:

I had sex for the first time and am now experiencing pretty excessive bleeding from my vagina. it has been two days since and i have been bleeding for over 12 hours nonstop. i can't really tell if i tore something (and if it should be bleeding that much)

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Need and Exam...: Its normal to have a little bleeding after the first episode of intercourse; however, what you are describing sounds excessive. It would be best for you to see an Ob/Gyn or midwife and get an exam. Even if they tell you everything is fine, at least you will have peace of mind. If something more serious is going on, they will know. Best wishes!
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need for evaluation: Your description suggests more bleeding than is usual for trauma due to first intercourse. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, you may visit the emergency room of a nearby hospital. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Last updated Nov 16, 2015
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