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Bleed after intercourse, irregular periods. Is it normal?

hi i had intercourse last week twice and on both occassions i bleed afterwards, only a little bit , as i have irregular periods and not had one for a while i thought i had come on but on both occassions nothing happened, i then had intercourse on friday and bleed again this time on very slightly then i came on my period last night. in the past i have been on and off the pill but havent taken it in nearly a uear now. my periods are irregular and i have never bleed after sex before, is this normal? i have only been with my boyfriend for a month and previous to that the last time i had sex was nearly a year a go
Asked On : Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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Bleeding after intercourse is not normal until and unless all the possible causes have been ruled out.
Causes are as follows.

1] Abnormal growths (such as polyps or fibroids) on the cervix or in the uterus: These growths can be found out on ultrasonography scan.

2] Abnormal cells of the cervix (possibly precancerous cells): For this you need to do PAP smear test.
Risk increases with multiple sexual partners, sex before age 18, childbirth before age 16, or a past history of STDs. Treatment is usually cryosurgery or conisation.

3] Infection or inflammation of the vagina, uterus or cervix: chlamydia,trichomoniasis,candida albicans. Need to take complete treatment to prevent recurrence of infections.

4] Malignancy (cancer): PAP smear is required to diagnose it.

5] Trauma to the vagina or cervix
So to make sure, bleeding is not serious you need to consult gynecologist.
Take care.

Best regards,
Dr. Neelam.
Answered: Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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