Q. I had severe bleeding after intercourse. Is it quite common to bleed after sex?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

I recently had intercourse, and there was quite a lot of bleeding. The next day it stung quite a bit, and when I urinated, it was painful to sit down. I inspected my vulva with a mirror and found a tear or rip at the base of my vulva. I searched, and I think it is at the posterior fourchette. It is 10 days since this, and there is no longer pain and discharge or bleeding. However, I can still see the tear, it is red. How long should it be before this seals over and should I avoid having sex until it does? Also, how common is it for this to happen, and will it happen every time I have sex?

Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

Preventive Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

According to the history given by you, apart from a vaginal tear, the following reasons can also cause similar symptoms:

1. Firstly, women can bleed post-sex if intercourse is done soon after the periods, but this does not cause pain.

2. Secondly, virgin girls can bleed initially for a few times.

3. Lastly, intercourse done without proper arousal or foreplay makes the vagina less lubricate, causing pain and bleeding.

You should visit a gynecologist for a detailed examination because sometimes tears can be deep-seated and be missed causing future problems.

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