Bleeding After Sex

The common causes of bleeding after sex are injury due to friction, vaginal dryness, pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted diseases, polyps, cervical ectropion, endometriosis, cancers, and bleeding disorders.

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Can chlamydia be the reason for bleeding after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, Every time I have sex with my partner I bleed and I want to know if that is normal because I got diagnosed with chlamydia and we are still having sex (unprotected). I do not want to have cancer or anything. I am 16 years old and I am on birth control too. I just need some answers beca...  Read Full »

Dr. Atika Maryam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you have chlamydia, you should get yourself properly treated for it because if not treated properly it can cause further diseases such as pelvic inflammatory disease. In your case, the history of bleed suggests that you may have developed cervicitis (which caus...  Read Full »

How long should I take Susten for postcoital bleeding during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in the 13th week of my first pregnancy. I had two episodes of postcoital bleeding after which USG was done and showed low lying placenta (lower placenta is covering the os). I had been on bed rest and pelvic rest for the past one week and taking Susten 200 BD apart from Folvite....  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there is no active bleeding you can safely go to work provided the roads and all are smooth and if it is not a very long drive. Please avoid intercourse and vaginal douching. Repeat USG after six weeks for a level 2 scan and look for placental migration. Continue Sus...  Read Full »

Why do I always bleed while having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I got married 1 month back. I am bleeding after each sex. It happened around four to five times. Also, I get some pain and this is ignorable. Previously, I suffered with period problem, facial hair and PCOS. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you rightly said, it is due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). You need to undergo a gynecological checkup, especially a speculum examination to rule out any abnormalities of the cervix and vagina because of bleeding during sex. If you are not planning for ...  Read Full »

I bled after intercourse and did not get my periods yet. What could be my problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods are late. Even though my home pregnancy test is negative, it is still late. I had bleeding for a couple of days after having intercourse before three weeks. What could possibly have gone wrong?  Read Full »

Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your concern. It is unlikely to be a pregnancy. The cause for the delay could most probably be hormonal. The reason for bleeding could be uterine or ovulatory. Nothing to worry about it. Do you have bleeding every time after sex? If yes, then you need to have in-...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding during sex?

Query: Hello, I am an 18 year old female who is currently sexually active. Last year, I had sex multiple times with only one person and everything was fine. Recently, I had sex with a my new partner. During intercourse I started to bleed. I went to see a doctor and she said it could be the result of gettin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not necessary that you would have bleeding each time you have intercourse. As your doctor mentioned, it may happen if you were about to have periods. It is also seen with pregnancy, severe infection, cervical polyp or tear. I understand that your pelvic exam was ...  Read Full »

After having sex for the first time after delivery, I bled again. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, This is pertaining to my period and my birth control. I had my daughter a little over two months ago and started my birth control last month (I was still having on and off bleeding but it stopped about a week or so after taking my birth control). I started my period on the 3rd of this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What I could gather from the information you gave was that you are on birth control since last month. What I would want to know is what was the mode of your delivery, vaginal or operative? It has a bearing on the answer. Also what kind of pills are you on? Are they cont...  Read Full »

Will nexplanon increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have a 2-year-old kid. I currently have the nexplanon implant birth control. I had a pregnancy scare a month ago but started my period finally. The day after my period stopped is when intercourse happened. Two days after that I woke up and I had a little bit of b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the fact that you are using nexplanon, it is unlikely that the bleed would be probably due to pregnancy or even ectopic simply because nexplanon is a progesterone implant which prevents ovulation, make the endometrial lining unsuitable for the implant an...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have bleeding after few hours of taking an i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiance and I had a kind of unprotected intercourse for the first time for both of us yesterday. I did not ejaculate inside or outside the vagina. During the whole process, she did not bleed. She was not having her monthly periods, and to avoid pregnancy she took an i-pill after few...  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As for the common assumption that women bleed during first sex, it is a myth. Not all women have bleeding that way. Taking an i-pill was a good idea, but it is important to know that it is 95% effective at its best and can cover only one act of sex and can be used o...  Read Full »

Why is there brown spotting with clots during periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having brown spotting with blood clots, and there is no pain or cramps. I had my periods in the first week of June. I had unprotected intercourse in the first week of October, but my partner did not ejaculate inside me. I again had intercourse (protected) and I had slight bleedin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the fact that your periods have been irregular since long and the interval is three to four months, then for sure, you should be evaluated for causes of oligomenorrhea like PCOD (polycystic ovary disease), hypothyroidism, and hyperprolactinemia. Also im...  Read Full »

How to deal with bleeding after sex and smelly vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old with three children, and my periods stopped a few months ago. After some time, I got a short period for one time; then it stopped for another three months. I started feeling unwell and thought it was just due to stress. I had some discharge, which was not itchy but h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Post-coital bleeding, along with vaginal discharge and menstrual abnormalities, must be further investigated. It can be due to uterine causes like a polyp or more likely due to cervical causes like polyp, erosion, LSIL (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion), etc. ...  Read Full »

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