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 I spot light bleeding even after protected sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with my boyfriend twice two weeks before. It was protected sex and my last period was five days before that. After a week, I started a yoga teacher training course where we did intense yoga for two hours, and today I spotted light bleeding in the morning. I am stressed. Does t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. To get pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female....  Read Full »

What should I do if I get spotting for a few days after having sex for the first time?

Query: Hello doctor, I lost my virginity through unprotected sex. I bleed seriously because it was a day after finishing my menstrual flow and I am still seeing little stain of blood in my pant. I have been worried since though he did not release inside of me. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, some bleeding does take place after first intercourse for many girls due to losing virginity and sometimes due to vaginal injuries/bruises since it is their first intercourse. Please sit on the edge of a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for bleeding in my fiance after we had first-time sex?

Query: Hello doctor, About eight months back I got intimate with my fiancee. As it was her first time having intercourse, I penetrated her very slowly. Afterward, I noticed small spots of blood on the head of my penis.  After she went home, she rang me to say she was bleeding so much, she had to use a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The rupture of hymen during first-time sex can cause bleeding. Sometimes tears in vagina due to tight introitus can also cause bleeding. Rarely it may require suturing to stop the bleeding. Another possibility is that she had been menstruating when you had s...  Read Full »

I bleed after being fingered. Is it a cause of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female and a nonvirgin. I had my last period last month. After two weeks (three months after the last intercourse ) my partner and I engaged in a foreplay, he fingered and peneterated me, and we had a brief unprotected sex for a minute and he did not cum, but I suddenly...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bleeding during intercourse and masturbation occurs due to an infection or hormone imbalance. Do you have any signs of infection like pain in the vagina during intercourse or masturbation, discharge, itching, or burning? Do you have regular periods? Kindly reply me wit...  Read Full »

I am on birth control pills, and I experienced a breakthrough bleeding for several days after sex. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a breakthrough bleeding. I have been on a birth control pill (Loryna) for four years. I had sex about a week ago. I just moved to London, so I had to change the time I took the pill. Also, I have been stressed lately due to the relocation. After having sex, I bled (which is a n...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Bleeding after sex is not usually considered normal except in those who experience rupture of the hymen. Although stress and time zone change can cause these symptoms, you should see a gynecologist if this keeps repeating, especiall...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a woman to bleed after she has sex for the first time?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my wife had bleeding for a minute after we had sex for the first time. What would be the reason for this problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I presume that your wife had bleeding through her vagina.If it is the first time that you both had sex, then you need not have to worry at all. This is due to the rupture of a thin membrane which covers the vaginal orifice (opening). This membrane is called the hym...  Read Full »

After intercourse, I got a thick liquid with blood. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female. I had unprotected intercourse with my boyfriend last night. Is this safe? Every time after fingering, I had some bleeding. After intercourse, I got a thick liquid with blood. Is this normal? Kindly help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you are not sure whether your boyfriend has any sexually transmitted infection, you can do these tests to rule it out. You can do TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination), herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 IgG (immunoglobulin G), her...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing bleeding after having sex for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor,I had sex for the first time with my husband. I have bleeding still now. I think that my bleeding started to occur due to my hymen being stretched or torn. As my bleeding continued, I thought that I started to have periods as I experience irregular periods. My bleeding was more like spotti...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly give further details.   Read Full »

What can be the causes for the brown discharge and bleeding after sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female, and I just have a question. I have been on three-month birth control for over a year, but a few months before, I noticed some brown discharge before my period was supposed to start. I eventually had my period, and it went away. Last month, I had sex and bled du...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It can be due to vaginal infection (bacterial or fungal) or if you had unprotected sex or improperly treated urinary tract infection. It can be due to an ovarian cyst. You need to do an ultrasound pelvis to diagnose. It can be due to ab...  Read Full »

What causes bleeding after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I got light bleeding the day after intercourse. Do I need to consult my general physician? I had an STI test, and it was negative, and we had protected sex.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. 1. Infection in the vagina can cause bleeding by itself or lead to dryness and cause bleeding after sex. 2. Hymen break can cause bleeding for a few if it is first-time sex. 3. Allergic to semen (use a condom to identify). 4. Dryness &...  Read Full »

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