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What could cause bleeding while sex?

I have been having sex with my boyfriend for nearly 5 months now and the last couple of times we ve had sex I have bled quite a lot and the most recent time something popped and i bled a lot. I wasn t a virgin when I met him and sex other than losing my virginity years ago I have never bled.
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
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Hi,

There are many reasons why a woman may bleed after sex. The medical name for this is "postcoital bleeding".

Most common are an infection, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as chlamydia then vaginal dryness (atrophic vaginitis) caused by reduced vaginal secretions after the menopause, damage to the vagina, such as tears caused by childbirth, or by dryness or friction during sex or cervical or endometrial polyps (benign or non-cancerous growths in the womb or the lining of the cervix).

If the problem is caused by vaginal dryness, they may recommend that you try using lubricating gels. For other treatments it would be necessary to see gynecologist and estanlish the right cause first.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Iven Romic Rommstein, General Surgeon
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