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Why do I bleed for about 6 days after sex?

By Anonymous March 4, 2015 - 4:33am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for seeking our help.

Vaginal bleeding after sex occurs most often in younger, premenopausal women. The term, "vaginal" bleeding, refers to bleeding from the vagina as well as bleeding from other parts of your genital and urinary systems.

Vaginal bleeding after sex in older, postmenopausal women is less common and warrants a visit to your doctor to find out what's causing it.

As cited by the staff of the Mayo Clinic, "In premenopausal women, the source of vaginal bleeding after sex is usually the cervix — the narrow, lower end of the uterus. Even with a completely healthy cervix, enough friction or mild trauma during sexual intercourse can cause some bleeding. Inflammation of the cervix or some other abnormality, most of which are harmless, can also result in bleeding. Sometimes, though, vaginal bleeding after sex is a sign of a sexually transmitted infection."

Anonymous, does this happen every time you have sexual intercourse? How long has this been going on?

I am concerned that the bleeding last for about six days. I think this is a situation that needs medical attention. Please schedule an appointment with your gynecologist.


March 4, 2015 - 9:37am
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