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Doctor insights on: Today I Had Heavy Vaginal Bleeding After Sex Is It Just My Period

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex?

What to do if I have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex?

Not normal: Its not normal to have heavy vaginal bleeding after sex. If it happens more than once, you should see an Ob/Gyn and find out why its happening. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Very heavy vaginal bleeding and cut after sex - what to do? Afraid to tell anyone

Very heavy vaginal bleeding and cut after sex - what to do? Afraid to tell anyone

Trauma and needs exa: If you have heavy vaginal bleeding following sexual intercourse with a cut, that means you caused traumatic laceration and need to be examined and evaluated and may need immidiate treatment, so go to er or call your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal bleeding after sex, slowed down a bit now shall she go to hospital even if it's stopped? Never seen it before.

Heavy vaginal bleeding after sex, slowed down a bit now shall she go to hospital even if it's stopped? Never seen it before.

It depends....: It's 9 pm in UK. If no other symptoms (dizzy, lightheaded, pain, fever) probably it's safe to wait til morning unless bleeding starts up again. For sure she should call her gyn or GP in the morning. Might she be pregnant? Are you or she at risk for STD (new relationship, other partners, etc)? If so, you should also be checked; bleeding triggered by sex can be due to cervicitis or STDs. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had heavy vaginal bleeding during sex last night. What should I do?

I had heavy vaginal bleeding during sex last night. What should I do?

Vaginal Bleeding: If the uterine lining was ready to come off, sex can stimulate it to come off early. It can also occur if something was torn, as long as it behaves like a normal period for you, i wouldn't worry. If its excessive, or unusually painful, go see your obgyn. ...Read more

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Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Yes it can: You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound exam of the uterus to determine why you are bleeding so. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Heavy vaginal bleeding is a symptom in which a woman's vaginal bleeding is more than the amount of bleeding she has during the heavier-flow days ...Read more