Reasons Why You Bleed After Sexual Intercourse

Do you bleed after sex but it’s not that time of the month?

Here are 6 health concerns that might be the culprit

1. A sexually transmitted disease (STD)

Gonorrhea and chlamydia are two common STDs that may cause bleeding after sex. The treatment is usually antiobiotics followed by practicing safe sex for prevention.

2. Vaginitis

This inflammation of the vagina can be an infection caused by bacteria, fungi or parasites. Your doctor may recommend oral medications, vaginal cream or suppositories as treatment.

3. Cervicitis

When there is inflammation in your cervix, you may experience bleeding after intercourse. If your doctor determines it’s not a viral or bacterial infection, having your partner switch to non-latex condoms may help.

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4. Cervical cancer

If your regular pap smear was negative, it’s unlikely but call your gyno!

5. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

When bacteria moves into the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries or pelvis, pid can occur. If not treated with antibiotics on time, it can affect your reproductive organs and cause infertility.

6. Endometriosis

A painful condition in which tissue that lines the uterus grows outside it. It’s very important to treat endometriosis, as it can cause infertility.

Always use a condom and practice safe sex!

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