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Are you worried about your Bleeding After Vaginal Sex?

What causes Bleeding After Vaginal Sex?

Inadequate lubrication and friction during sex are common causes of vaginal bleeding after sex, other causes include sexually transmitted infections, post-menopausal vaginal dryness and in rare cases, bleeding after sex can be an indicator of cancer.

What can you do at home?

There are a couple of things you can try before seeking further medical assistance, both intended to reduce friction:


  • Proper lubrication before sex
  • Vaginal moisturisers
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You should also seek further medical attention if you experience any of the following:

Although postcoital bleeding is common and usually does not require further medical attention, you should still get a check up if it is causing you discomfort or stress. Likewise if you feel you could possibly have a sexually transmitted disease, an infection, or you are experiencing severe pain, a proper medical diagnosis should be sought.

Are you worried about your Bleeding After Vaginal Sex?

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Possible Causes and Related Conditions
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical ectropion
  • Cervical polyps — noncancerous (benign) growths on your cervix
  • Cervicitis
  • Friction during sexual intercourse
  • Genital sores that result from sexually transmitted infections
  • Inadequate lubrication or foreplay
  • Injury to the uterine lining (endometrium)
  • Injury to the uterine lining (endometrium) during intercourse
  • Menstruation
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Trauma
  • Trauma from sexual abuse
  • Vaginal atrophy (genitourinary syndrome of menopause)
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vaginitis