6 reasons why you can bleed after sexual intercourse

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     For the most part, bleeding in women comes from the cervix (or cervix), the lower and narrow end of the uterus, especially in women in the fertile period (before menopause). Doctors say that even if your cervix is perfectly healthy, some friction during sex can cause you to bleed. If this is the case, there is no reason to worry. 

     The doctor’s recommendation is to spend a little more time for stimulation before penetration and / or to use a lubricant. But bleeding can have other more serious causes. These include:

  • A sexually transmitted disease. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the two diseases that are very common in women. These 2 can cause bleeding after intercourse. Bleeding may also coincide with vaginal discharge, irritation of the vaginal canal, or burning sensation when urinating. In both cases the treatment is based on antibiotics, followed by preventive measures, such as safe sex.
  • Vagina. This condition can be caused by several causes. These are: infection with bacteria, fungi, parasites such as trichomonas; a reduction in estrogen levels after menopause; or a reaction to a substance that irritates you. In the case of this inflammation, women bleed very little, but this bleeding can worsen after sexual intercourse.
  • Cervicitis Inflammation of the cervix (or neck of the uterus), in addition to bleeding after intercourse, can be detected by the presence of a yellow or grayish, foul-smelling discharge, as well as pain when urinating. One of the most common causes of cervicitis is an allergic reaction to latex or a spermicide, although it can also be a viral or bacterial infection. Your doctor can help you determine the cause and prescribe treatment. If it is an allergy, your partner can switch to another type of condom other than latex and / or you can use another spermicide.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease. Women should know that this condition occurs when bacteria move from the vagina or cervix to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries or pelvis. In most cases, this condition is due to the same bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea. But not all cases of PID are caused by a sexually transmitted disease. They are often produced by bacteria that normally live in the vaginal canal or enter it through various means (including intercourse). In many cases it has no symptoms. Bleeding after intercourse can be a warning sign. It is important to treat PID in time with antibiotics, because if left untreated and the infection continues, it can affect your reproductive organs and cause infertility.
  • Endometriosis. This condition is a very painful one. In this case, the tissue covering the uterus grows outside it. Mild to moderate bleeding can be one of its symptoms, in addition to very painful and intense periods, pain in the pelvis, lower back and also defecation. It is important to treat endometriosis as it can cause infertility.
  • Cervical cancer. If you have had a Pap test and it has been negative, it is unlikely to be the cause of your bleeding. But don’t trust yourself, especially since you’re already menopausal. It is best to consult a gynecologist and rule out the presence of cancer cells in the cervix.