Skip navigation! Story from Sex. When you flick on the lights after sex, chances are you do a quick scan of the damage you and your partner left behind.
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.
The American Cancer Society estimates almost 13, new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed inand just over 4, women died from cervical cancer. These numbers are staggering, especially when cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers in women. Fortunately, the death rate from cervical cancer has decreased by more than 50 percent over the last 40 years, due to increased use of the Pap test and HPV Human papillomavirus vaccination.
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? No, so why are you bleeding?
Many women experience vaginal bleeding after sex at one time or another. In fact, up to 63 percent of postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness and vaginal bleeding or spotting during sex. Additionally, up to 9 percent of menstruating women experience postcoital bleeding.
Spotting after sex is technically known as "postcoital bleeding," and although a designated medical term and the bleeding itself may seem alarming, there are a number of reasons you may be experiencing spotting after sex. We talked to Neeraj Kohli, MD, a urogynecologist and the co-founder of UberDocan app that connects patients with specialists, for his insight on spotting after sex. Refrain from any further sexual activity.
There was a time, many a year ago, when my kneejerk reaction to that inquiry would be, well, no…do you need a tampon? Anytime you are experiencing bloody discharge, you will surely feel at least a twinge of panic, and rightly so. Vaginal bleeding can be a sign of serious health problems or be a benign, one-off occurrence. There are several potential causes for that unnerving discharge.
Bleeding after sex can be caused by menopausal side effects or it can be the sign of a more serious condition that will require medical attention. Vaginal bleeding after sex is also called postcoital bleeding and can be caused by:. Vaginal bleeding during sex can be caused by many of the same things that can cause bleeding after sex.