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"What does it mean when a woman bleeds during sex?"

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its slight blood on my boyfriends penis after we are done having sex


Many women experience bleeding during sexual intercourse sometime in their lives. It most commonly develops in women between ages of 20 and 40. Your cervix is usually the source of bleeding commonly brought on by vaginal intercourse. Your cervix is rich in blood vessels. If the cells of your cervix are inflamed or abnormal, any injury to it can cause bleeding noticed after intercourse. Even if you have a healthy cervix, enough friction during intercourse can cause such bleeding. Thus, if you experience vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse now and then, but not often, it may be normal, especially if the intercourse is painful. In most cases, it is the result of harmless cervical change, still it is important to discuss it with your doctor. Also, bleeding days after intercourse or recurrent bleeding may not be normal, but in most cases, if promptly diagnosed it is treatable condition. If you have recurrent bleeding, please visit your doctor soon for thorough evaluation and a cause determined. During the visits, your doctor can give you a pelvic exam and look closely at your cervix for any lesion. He or she may also order the routine Pap smear to check for cervical cancer if you have not had one done recently. If you've had normal Pap smear results, your doctor may look into other conditions. Vaginal bleeding after sex may also result from cervicitis and cervical dysplasia, to name a few. Good luck.

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