Available on. B leeding during or after intercourse, often termed post-coital bleeding, can occur because of many reasons. Cervical cancer is one of the most serious causes of post-coital bleeding.
Realizing you're bleeding after sex can be scary. Here are eight reasons it can happen, plus what to do about it. If you've ever noticed spotting—or outright bleeding—after sex, you know it can be terrifying.
There you are in the throes of passion and suddenly you spy spots of blood on the bed sheets. Have you cut yourself? Did you miscalculate your period date?
Vaginal bleeding after sex also known as postcoital bleeding is not an entirely uncommon situation among menstruating women, and it's even more common in postmenopausal women. While the bleeding can sometimes be distressing, the cause is relatively benign in most cases. While most of these causes of bleeding are of no concern, there are times when bleeding could be a sign of a more serious problem.
Back to Women's health. The medical name for this is "postcoital bleeding". If you're concerned because you experience vaginal bleeding after sex, seek advice from your GP or a sexual health clinic genitourinary or GUM clinic.
A: It's not unusual for pregnant women to spot after sex in their second and third trimesters. The increased blood supply to the cervix and vaginal walls means that blood vessels are more likely to break during intercourse, especially on the surface of the cervix, where it may come into contact with your husband's penis. You should let your doctor know about any bleeding you experience during pregnancy this can indicate other problems, such as the placenta separating from the uterus.
However, there are many benign reasons as to why it can occur. Bleeding after sex is also known as postcoital bleeding, and this is bleeding which occurs after intercourse which is not related to menstruation. To determine the cause of the bleeding, your GP or gynaecologist will usually ask questions about pain, the amount of bleeding you are experiencing, the colour of the blood, and the timing of the bleeding in relation to intercourse.
Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. When you flick on the lights after sexchances are you do a quick scan of the damage you and your partner left behind. Some clothes, maybe a condoma few toysunidentifiable stains, and sometimes blood.
At its most basic, sex is about the exchanging of bodily fluids. But if it happens more than once, it's time to check in with your doctor. For more on sexual health, check out our Sexual Health Condition Center.