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Why am I bleeding so much?

By Anonymous March 3, 2013 - 8:46pm
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I've been on birth control for 3 weeks, and I have had some spotting a few days because of it. My boyfriend and I tried having sex 2 days ago, but it ended up being painful for both of us. It felt like he was going too deep, and thus hurting me, and he felt like my vagina was too tight, and thus was hurting him. We used a lubricated condom, and always have, and I was very aroused. We have had sex many times before and this has never happened, we were using the same positions as normal too. We noticed some blood on the condom afterwards, and just associated it to my spotting. The day after that, and now today, I have been bleeding very heavily, as if I'm on my period, but I shouldn't be starting my period for another week.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  The bleeding and pain during sex, can be due to many causes.  It’s very important to see your OBGYN soon. Here are some of the conditions that can cause these symptoms. 


  1. Vaginismus. This is a common condition in which there is a spasm in the vaginal muscles, mainly caused by the fear of being hurt.
  2. Vaginal infections. These conditions are common and include yeast infections.
  3. Problems with the cervix (opening to the uterus). In this case, the penis can reach the cervix at maximum penetration, so problems with the cervix (such as infections) can cause pain during deep penetration.
  4. Problems with the uterus. These problems may include fibroids that can cause deep intercourse pain.
  5. Endometriosis. A condition in which the endometrium (tissue lining the uterus) grows outside the uterus.
  6. Problems with the ovaries. Such problems might include cysts on the ovaries.
  7. Pelvic inflammatory disease. The tissues deep inside become badly inflamed and the pressure of intercourse causes deep pain.




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