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What causes vaginal bleeding post intercourse?

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Hi dr my partner recently lost her virginity to me few weeks ago, we have realised that a few times aftrr sex she bleeds a little then stops. Just recently a week after her period she bled more then usual what could this be ?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is because the hymen has not entirely healed!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this. This happens because after loosing your virginity, the membrane that was covering the vaginal entry is torn. There is therefore a minor cut which has to get healed. If this is no well healed and you have sex, then the wound would again bleed. This is not unexpected and you shouldn't worry. To allow for full healing before continuing sexual activity, refrain from sex for 10-14days.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (7 minutes later)
thank you, we didnt have sex for 2 weeks and it still happened again which was today, i guess my question is why ? and what if we do wait another two weeks and it occurs again what does that mean ? thought it could be worse like cervical issues
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No cervical issues here!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I will say give yourselves another rest for say two weeks. Should it happen again, then I will recommend that you get examined. This is probably a small tear somewhere around the genital tract and not really any major issues. keep me posted on the progress and we will address this together.

I wish you and your girlfriend well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (4 minutes later)
is this common after losing your virginity for women ? and she is just turning 18 if that helps. nothing major to be concerned about ?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Not too common but not unexpected!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

All is well. This is not always the case but totally justified by the surrounding circumstances. Do not be worried and all will be okay.

I wish you well.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes vaginal bleeding post intercourse?

Brief Answer: This is because the hymen has not entirely healed! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this. This happens because after loosing your virginity, the membrane that was covering the vaginal entry is torn. There is therefore a minor cut which has to get healed. If this is no well healed and you have sex, then the wound would again bleed. This is not unexpected and you shouldn't worry. To allow for full healing before continuing sexual activity, refrain from sex for 10-14days. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.