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Is slight vaginal bleeding after sex normal? Slight vaginal bleeding

Is slight vaginal bleeding after sex normal? Slight vaginal bleeding

Yes : Yes - usually. The source of vaginal bleeding after sex is most commonly from the cervix - the part of the uterus that hangs into your vagina. It is most likely just cervical irritation from the friction of sex. As long as you are premenopausal, the bleeding is infrequent, and you have normal, regular pap smears, then you don't have to see your doctor for it. If you are postmenopausal, have bleeding that is heavy or every time you have sex, or if you have had abnormal paps smears in the past, you should see your doctor to rule out more serious causes such as cervical cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Can you tell me what number of days the vaginal bleeding after sex can last ?

Can you tell me what number of days the vaginal bleeding after sex can last ?

Not physiologic: Bleeding after intercourse is not a physiologic event; therefore, if it happens, there is no way to tell, how long it will last. Physiologic events are, for example, ovulation occurring in the middle of a 28 day cycle, and menstrual periods occurring every 4 weeks lasting for 4 - 7 days. ...Read more

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How to fix vaginal bleeding after sex ? Medication is necessary or will it heal itself after some time naturally?

How to fix vaginal bleeding after sex ? Medication is necessary or will it  heal itself after some time naturally?

"Sexual healing": It depends upon where the bleeding originates, the uterus or vagina. Uterine bleeding may require medication to stop, vaginal tears may heal on there own. I don't think that is what marvin gaye's song had in mind. ...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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Difference between light vaginal bleeding after sex or implantation bleeding?

Difference between light vaginal bleeding after sex or implantation bleeding?

Hard to guess: A positive pregnancy test then tells a woman that prior spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after an odd spotty period. ...Read more

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Can contraceptives cause vaginal bleeding after sex? I took 3 doses this month...

Can contraceptives cause vaginal bleeding after sex? I took 3 doses this month...

3 doses of?: Of what? Birth control pills? Emergency contraceptive? Neither one should cause consistent bleeding after sex, though either could cause some bleeding temporarily. Please resubmit with more information about what you've taken if you'd like more detailed answer, best wishes to you. ...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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