Q. Why are there bleeding, pain, and discomfort during sex?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on May 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have been experiencing bleeding, pain, and discomfort during sex. It started about three weeks ago when my fiance and I had multiple sexes in a day for almost a week. At first, the bleeding was very little, only during intercourse, and stopped immediately after the intercourse. We had sex before three days, and the bleeding was minimal. But now the bleeding continues. I can tell that it is coming from my vagina wall (near the entrance) instead of the uterus.

Neither of us has STI or STD. I am on combination pill Rigevidon for almost a year. The pain goes away immediately after intercourse, and it is not that intense. What could be the problem? I also do not have a yeast infection.



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The most common cause of post-coital bleeding is either vaginal mucous frictional lesions, and the other is cervical erosions or cervicitis (lesions over the cervix which bleed due to frictional injury during intercourse). It is essential that you should get speculum examination, and pap smear done to check for cervicitis, and any vaginal mucous lesions if any.

Please avoid intercourse. If diagnosed then this may require a course of antibiotics for the next 10 days as would be advised by a gynecologist after evaluation. Please consult your gynecologist.

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