ZocdocAnswersWhat can cause dry blood in vaginal discharge?

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What can cause dry blood in vaginal discharge?

I have no pain while urinating or during sexual intercourse. Nothing, as far as pelvis, cervix, or abdomen, hurts. Been drinking a lot more water to see if its in my urine but it isn't, comes out anyways.

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Sorry to hear about your problem. There are many potential solutions. First, however, it is important to understand more about your overall health, including your age, sexual activity, and your child bearing history. All of these are important to help pin down an answer to your question, so it is important to speak with your doctor. Women who are just becoming sexually active are more likely to have some bleeding from trauma and other factors related to the novelty of intercourse. Middle aged women are more likely to have changes related to the uterus including some conditions such as benign tumors. All age groups are subject to dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and all age groups need to be appropriately concerned about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and cancer. Different factors can affect the likelihood of all of these, but your doctor will be able to help quite a bit with some simple questions and testing as appropriate. Speaking with your doctor will also be able to help clarify what the next step needs to be. For women of child bearing age, it is recommended that they have regular visits to their physician to make sure that they are well. Again, please speak with your doctor about this question.

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