Home > Women's Problems > Bleeding During Intercourse

Bleeding During Intercourse

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 27 Mar 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Bleeding Intercourse During After Sex

Bleeding during intercourse can be embarrassing, not to mention painful and worrying, but it should not be kept secret for fear of judgement or shame. There are many reasons women may experience bleeding during intercourse, and many medical treatments to rectify these issues. Look at bleeding during or after intercourse as a warning sign, and consult a medical professional as soon as possible. Ignoring bleeding during intercourse is not an option: you’ll risk not only your physical health but your emotional well-being as well.

Causes of Bleeding During Intercourse

There are many things which can contribute to a woman bleeding during or after sex. Vaginal tears so small that they may not be seen (also known as “micro-tears”) may occur during intercourse which result in bleeding. Such tears may be internal or on the external vulva. Tears may not occur as a result of intercourse, for example they may have been caused by tampon use or masturbation, but the friction of intercourse may cause them to bleed. Polyps or fibroids growing in the uterus may cause bleeding during intercourse, as may an STI such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. Vaginitis, an inflammation or infection of the vagina, could also be a culprit. Thrush/yeast infections could cause bleeding during intercourse, as could cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous changes to the cervical cells). Less common, but still possible, could be blood which appears to originate from a woman but is really in her partner’s semen, and therefore indicative of his health and not her’s.

Treating Bleeding During Intercourse

Bleeding during intercourse will be treated according to the root cause. For example, giving micro-tears time to heal and then ensuring adequate lubrication during intercourse should help defend against future episodes. Treating STIs and vaginitis according to the type and cause, often with pharmaceuticals, should also help minimise and eradicate bleeding during intercourse. Polyps and fibroids will be investigated and are often removed surgically, while thrush/yeast infections may be able to be treated with over the counter medicine. Cervical dysplasia, or the presence of pre-cancerous changes to the cells of the cervix, is often treated with cryosurgery (the use of extreme cold to treat the cells) or conisation (a type of biopsy which surgically removes cells from the cervix).

Seeking Help for Bleeding During Intercourse

Bleeding during intercourse is very often a symptom of another health condition so it is imperative that you do not ignore this warning sign. Call your GP as soon as you notice blood during or after sex, or your midwife immediately if you are pregnant. Medical professionals will have dealt with this type of problem before, and there is no reason for you to feel embarrassed or ashamed. Your body is trying to tell you something, so listen to it.

There are many reasons a woman may experience bleeding during or after intercourse. Understanding that such bleeding is often a sign of another health problem is important to getting available treatment as soon as possible. Don’t let embarrassment keep you from looking after your body and your health.

You might also like...
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice..
Why I'm bleeding during sex what the best medicine to cure it.
Anne - 27-Mar-17 @ 7:44 AM
Can i ask advice if wat is the over the counter medicine for having the presence of blood during intercourse.
Lyn - 17-Jun-16 @ 8:57 PM
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice...
Title:
(never shown)
Firstname:
(never shown)
Surname:
(never shown)
Email:
(never shown)
Nickname:
(shown)
Comment:
Validate:
Enter word:
Topics
Latest Comments
  • Joanna
    Re: Asymmetric Breasts
    Never give up girls! There are tons of products for your on the market e.g. amoena breast enhancers or bras. We are all normal!
    20 June 2017
  • EmbarrassingIssues
    Re: Breast Acne and How to Treat It
    Annie - Your Question:I'm 22 , I have got almost three black pores in the middle of my breast and when I touch them they tend…
    24 May 2017
  • Annie
    Re: Breast Acne and How to Treat It
    I'm 22 , I have got almost three black pores in the middle of my breast and when I touch them they tend to pain slightly. What…
    23 May 2017
  • EmbarrassingIssues
    Re: Leaking Nipples
    MC - Your Question:Can you please help me? Because my left breast is very itchy and I have itched it and now my breast has become red and there is…
    22 May 2017
  • EmbarrassingIssues
    Re: Leaking Nipples
    Izzy - Your Question:I'm 13 and I've started my period. I just had my period and it ended about 2-6 days ago. And I have this clear oily stuff come…
    7 April 2017
  • Izzy
    Re: Leaking Nipples
    I'm 13 and I've started my period. I just had my period and it ended about 2-6 days ago. And I have this clear oily stuff come from my nipple. The…
    1 April 2017
  • Anne
    Re: Bleeding During Intercourse
    Why I'm bleeding during sex what the best medicine to cure it.
    27 March 2017
  • Samarpit
    Re: Belly Button Discharge
    Had a veee bad time with this problem.... Too much of belly button discharge.... Went to the homeopathic Dr. and i was with no problem…
    21 March 2017
  • Marina
    Re: Inverted Nipples
    Hi! I'm 22 years old & size 32 DD ive had inverted nipples all of my life. It's never bothered me because my mom has them too. I actually kind of…
    14 March 2017
  • NotTheOnlyOne
    Re: Belly Button Discharge
    I have a yellow discharge in my belly button and Anus. The skin gets red around the discharge area. I have been prescribed an Anti fungal…
    12 March 2017
Further Reading...
Our Most Popular...
Add to my Yahoo!
Add to Google
Stumble this
Add to Twitter
Add To Facebook
RSS feed
You should seek independent professional advice before acting upon any information on the EmbarrassingIssues website. Please read our Disclaimer.