What causes bleeding after sex?

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Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: Hello,
I have recently benn experiencing bleeding after sex. I'm 27 and have had low grade paps in the last two years. My last one was in January of this year and it came back abnormal. Should I be conserned?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should visit your gynecologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

bleeding after sexual intercourse may mean:
- genital infection
- injury during the sexual intercourse
- various problems of the cervix (polyps, ectropion)
- rarely cancer

Clinical examination and perhaps laboratory testing would be needed to exclude most of them. Your gynecologist should decide which diagnostic strategy is the best, after examining your vagina and cervix.

I hope I've helped!
Kind Regards!
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