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Bleeding After Sex – When To Worry

Bleeding after sex is no small matter. This can easily affect you psychologically, having you worried after, or even during lovemaking.

Unless your periods are irregular or if you are 45 and above, infection is most likely the cause. Infection often gives additional symptoms such as itchiness, bad odor and abnormal discharges, all of which may be noticed before one realizes any bleeding or pain (which may accompany) during sex.

If you are experiencing irregular menstruation, this might answer the question. You might not realize that your menses have coincided with your sexual intercourse and might seem like the bleeding is because of intercourse. Get your calendar and pay attention to the characteristics of the blood. Other than lower abdominal pain in the first few days of menses, no additional pain should be felt when this happens.

Being in your late 40s is a criteria for regular gynecological check-ups. Bleeding at this age, with or without intercourse, calls for a doctor’s visit to determine the source of bleeding. Cervical cancer is the number one suspect which should be ruled out during your visit.

Rough sex may also cause tears and lacerations of the vaginal walls. Should this happen, wash and apply antiseptic with alcohol or povidone immediately to prevent any infection. Strict hygiene should be practiced.

Friction may be experienced during intercourse when the vaginal walls are dry. This may cause bleeding and pain during sex. A decreased level of oestrogen in your body is a more common cause compared to severe dehydration; thus, women who are approaching menopause or after menopause might wish to apply lubricants prior to intercourse.

Sagging of the cervical/vaginal wall, also popularly known as a polyp, may bleed when slightly touched. Bleeding may be slightly profuse and may be accompanied by yellowish discharge at times. If bleeding doesn’t stop, vaginal packing (applying pressure on the vagina with a gauze) and immediate visit to a doctor is necessary.

When you are experiencing any kind of vaginal bleeding, it is best to abstain from sex for the time being until you see a doctor. This will get your bleeding controlled and allow you to monitor its characteristics – whether or not it happens after intercourse, its frequency, amount and its constancy. Besides, it will help prevent spreading of unknown underlying infection. If bleeding is profuse, as mentioned above, vaginal packing with mild pressure should be applied and immediately see a doctor.  Pain can be temporarily relieved by aspirin or diclofenac found at any pharmacy.

Be sure to practice a strict hygiene as any injury or abnormality of the vagina or cervix is a welcoming sign to infection. Washing after your visit to the toilet assures safety from gonorrheal or other bacterial infection. Be sure to consult the doctor before taking any over-the-counter antibiotics, as they may aggravate fungal infection if the fungus is the culprit. Watch out for other abnormalities and changes, such as pain, increased or continuous bleeding and any kind of discharge.

If you have any questions, visit our free online forum on sexual health, HIV and STDs.

Dr (Ms) De Souza

MD (Russia), MMed (Obs&Gyn)

811 Comments

  1. Started AF on the 3rd of nov and ended on the 6th. Started having cervical mucus on the 12th had sex on the 13th and 14th. Sex on the 14th was painful. Then today the 15th had discharge that was very light yellow with a stain of blood, with little foul smell. Don’t know what to think. Ǎ̜̣̍м̣̣̥̇̊ really worried. Av a regular circle of 28days and Af for 4days. I nee d to knw what’s wrong with ♏ε̲̣ Asap…please Dr.

    Udy.

    • What is AF? Yellow foul smelling discharge is suggestive of an infection. You should see your doctor for vaginal swab tests.

      • Candice

        I had sex last week thursday with my husband and i started to bleed a little then we had sex on sunday and since then i have been bleeding alot. I am losing alot of blood and i feel weak at times. My lower abdomen is paining intensely, what can i do to stop the bleeding?

        • You need to see a doctor asap.

          • I had sex on April 1 … On April 8-9 I experienced some spottings that only happened once when I went to the restroom. On April 13 I experienced a lot of white stuff on my underwear.. Is this normal??

          • My period started on march 28- April 3.

          • Hey, I had sex this morning with my boyfriend before he left for work. We cleaned up and I went back to bed. A couple hours later I got up to use the bathroom and there was blood in my panties and when I wiped. I was very wet and the sex was not rough. I’ve been on birth control pills for a couple years. The blood wasn’t think, it was a light red mostly. This has never happened before, so I’m a little worried.

          • There are just too many possibilities from ovulatory bleeding to remnant period blood to something in your diet affecting the hormonal levels of your pills etc etc. Aside from getting your regular PAP smears I do not see anything for you to worry about. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

          • Sarah L

            hi ive had sex this morning and for some reason i was bleeding but it has stopped not. im not in pain tho. and ive had sex many times so im not a virgin.. and its to late to take a morning after pill im worried im going to get pregnant

          • drtan

            First of all why do you say it is too late to take the morning after pill? There are pills now that can be taken as late as 5 days post intercourse. There are many possible causes of bleeding after sex. The most common cause is vaginal abrasions. Just wait a few days and you’ll be fine. If the bleeding does not stop or happens again, please see your ObGyn.

        • Tabatha

          Did you ever find out what was going on? The same exact thing is happening to me.

      • Hi I am not on the contraceptive pill and have regular periods approx a week before my period is due on every month when I have a bowel movement and wipe myself I have bright red blood on the tissue paper which comes from my vagina this doesn’t happen any other time of the month just approx a week before my period is due is this normal?

        • Probably just an ovulatory bleed or some shedding of the cervical mucus. Does not sound like anything too serious. Please make sure you get your regular PAP smears. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

          • hi I am 21 and my boyfriend and I have been going out for 5 months now and have been having lots of sex….prolly atleast 6 times in a week..and yes..i have the same concern…i also bleed SOMETIMES when we have sex…but only light…maybe because when it comes out it is already mix with some of his sperm…the color is light brown red ish..not too red for sure… i had my last pap smear 3 months ago and the doctor said i was fine and put me on birth control….my period has been irregular for almost 4 years and had became regular since last year….what could be wrong?

          • Dr Elaine Loh

            Your mild bleeding is probably just due to some vaginal abrasions. If you have other symptoms like a bad smelling discharge or discomfort when you pass urine, this could suggest and infection and you should see your doctor. Otherwise, please do not worry.

  2. so iv had a weekend away with the boyfriend involving alot of sex and then got home and masturbated.. once finished the toy i was using had blood on it and i have been experiencing a decent amount of bright red blood on tissue when im wiping when i urinate..it has been going on for about 5hours what is it?

  3. Hello, I had my period that lasted 7 days about two weeks ago and had extremely rough intercourse two days later. After we finished, we noticed blood everywhere. He’s the first and only guy I’ve had sex with and he’s quite large. Since we’ve had sex that night, I’ve been bleeding heavily. The bleeding was light at first, but now I’m bleeding more than I usually do on my period. Is this my hymen re-breaking?

    • That sounds like too much bleeding just from a broken hymen. There could be more abrasions/lacerations/injuries in the vagina however this is usually painful. Or at least uncomfortable. Of course it could be completely unrelated and the bleeding could be due to an-ovulation. Either way, you can be patient and this should sort itself out. Of course if your symptoms persists for more than 2 weeks, please see your doctor.

  4. I had my period for its normal time an then a week later had rough sex that caused me to bleed. The bleedin lasted 8 days but was very faint, not like my regular cycle. Now it is time for my period again but it is late. My partner and I use protection, so I dunno what is happening. Help!

    • 2 problems. 1. Late period – you still could be pregnant even if you used a condom. 2. Bleeding after sex – likely cervical lesion. Maybe polyp, maybe pre-cancer, maybe cancer. See a doctor.

      • Acoostar

        Dr. Had a question for you and was hoping you could give me some answers. :) let me start by saying we’ve been ttc for almost a year now. I also always spot 2-4 days before my period. Last month I was 7 days late for my period. Still had the spotting period lasted a normal amount of time for me. It’s been a little over a week since my period ended and we’ve had sex several times since then. Last night after we finished I showered and then put a panty liner on. After a few minutes a felt a small gush of what I assumed to be only semen. Went to the bathroom and it was tinted pink. Wiped a few times and was still spotting. This morning I didn’t see any spotting so it was just right after sex. I am going to make an Obgyn apt today but was just wanting some advice. Thanks a bunch!!!

        • I really don’t see anything abnormal from what you have described.

          • Chloe

            Nearly every time me and my boyfriend have sex I have what seems like a period afterwards for about half an hour it’s thick and red, we only first had sex a week ago and we were both virgins, I am 16 Is this normal?

          • drtan

            Probably just a broken hymen. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  5. I have done sex for the first time and found that my hymen is broken and em bleedng from last 3 days is it normal ?

  6. Also we stopped it when we found that its bleed…he was bit large fr me but i bear him

  7. I had really rough sex with my boyfriend two nights ago. I think I had a slight yeast infection also so that probably didn’t help. We had sex and I noticed a decent amount of blood on his penis. I wiped and it was bright red but then stopped within a few minutes. Now I’m having brown discharge almost like the end of a period. I’ve had tears after sex before but they are usually on the outside of the labia. This one seems to be on the inside but I haven’t looked because I am quite freaked out. Should I be concerned ? Can rough sex do bad damage? would I notice if something was really wrong? I’m not having and pain when urinating I can just feel a tear at the bottom of my vagina and I’m guessing that’s what tore during sex. Since its stopped bleeding is it safe to conclude that there’s no immediate danger and a doctors appt in a week is ok?

  8. Also, when I go to my gyno they seem nonchalant about this when really it bothers me that everytime I have sex I tear somewhere. I’m only 24 I feel like it shouldn’t be happening. Is there a different doctor I could be going to? Is there plastic surgery i could have to help with the tearing? I told m boyfriend that after this time I want to always use lube and see if that helps the problem..

    • Yes your symptoms are defnitely in keeping with a small tear in the vagina. I assume that your ObGyn examined your cervix and there was no source of bleeding from there which would be my major concern. Using lube will definitely help. Small tears of the vagina after vigorous sex is very common and not a sign of any serious disease.

  9. I haven’t had sex in ten months and when i did i bleed a little and have been spotting dried for the last three days. Should i be concerned?

    • Most likely just some minor vaginal lacerations. However, if it persists, you should see your doctor to rule out cervical lesions.

      • So my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex and after shower up but when i got to.wrk and used the restroom there was light colored blood in my panties and on tissue. I just came off my period a few days ago. What could this bleeding be???

        • Dr Elaine Loh

          It could be abrasions in the vagina from the intercourse. It could also be remnant period blood.

  10. I have my spotting after an intercourse with my husband last 3nights ago, and until now i still have it, I don’t feel any pain at all. Moreover, Im using my contraceptive pill over a year that’s why I know it is not my menstrual period. Is it normal?

    • Hi doc, i have been spotting blood every day since last week tuesday, and me and my boyfriend have been having sex during that time. im only supposed to get my period next week but this “bleeding” has been going on for more than a week now. i have heard this happens when you are pregnant. i am using the pill but im still concerned. what could this be?

      • Dr Elaine Loh

        It is possible to get pregnant when you are on the pill but of course this is unlikely. Many things can affect the absorption of the pill like other medicines or certain foods. This causes the hormone level to drop in your body and leads to what we call ‘breakthrough bleeding’. Of course there can also be local causes of bleeding like cervical polyps.

  11. I have my spotting after an intercourse with my husband last 3nights ago, and until now i still have it, I don’t feel any pain at all. Moreover, Im using my contraceptive pill over a year that’s why I know it is not my menstrual period. Is it normal?

    • You need to rule out cervical problems. This could range from a polyp to pre-cancer.

      • Doc, do I need to still worry eventhough the bleeding that I ask last month already stops 2days after I asked you.

  12. Hi there, I have been having painful sex for the last 2 months. Its only hurts during intercourse but varies and spotting has occurred on 4 separate occasions. Today I just noticed a tear or lesion ? On the inside of my vagina on the vestibule just on one side. It looks sort of hidden. It is sore to touch and I am really hoping its NOT an STD, I have been with the same boyfriend but now I am very paranoid, please help.

    • Sounds like just a straightforward minor vaginal laceration. Please verify this with your doctor.

  13. Hi I just recently had rough sex. I’m 22 And I’m not really sexually active. I had sex two days ago and the man is bigger then the previous partners I’ve had. There was no foreplay so I could have still been dry down there but the next day I started to bleed. The bleeding was red and heavy. I stopped bleeding but then when I used I bathroom the blood clot was in the toilet and I’ve been bleeding since then .. Do you think I have a laceration ? I have been bleeding heavy for a day an a Half now and I’m scared

  14. Hi there! I had sex last night and I was bleeding a bit. I’m assuming it is just lacerations. He was a lot larger than anyone I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying… Today it’s basically all gone (occasionally when I wipe there is a bit, but it’s not bright red, it’s darker and no more than 1/8 tsp). My lower back hurts a bit, but I’m assuming again that it’s from the lack of sex up to last night. But it never hurts to clarify :)

    • I agree with you that it sounds like just minor trauma to the vagina. Of course you should see your ObGyn if the bleeding persists.

  15. hi im 32 and had cin III four years ago ive had treatment and have been back and forth for colposcopy for the past four years my last one one was oct and i was told i have abnormalities but i dont need further treatment until april 2013,the trouble is ive been bleeding between periods and after intercourse since june 2012 and it seems to be getting worse now its happening every day and showing up in my urine and its quite heavy.. could the gynacologist at the colposcopy clinic have missed something, im terrified i have cancer

    • I must say that your symptoms are rather worrying given your background. I defnitely think you need to revisit your ObGyn and highlight this to him/her. There has to be a reason for your symptoms even if it is not cancer. You need to find the source of bleeding.

    • michelle

      Julie was there a special way you had to enter this question to get it answered? i’ve sent a few in the past month and have heard nothing

  16. michelle

    Dr Tan,

    Since 5 years ago, almost every guy I have sex with I tear a tiny bit, almost like im not wet enough or he is too big. I have been tested for STDs throughout the years, haven’t been tested for herpes in the past two just bc I havent every had a scare, nor had a lot of partners. I went to my GYNO to talk about the tears and the first thing she asked me was have I been tested for Herpes lately. I don’t understand, I have no symptoms what soever in 5 years of dealing with tears and now all a sudden she thinks thats what it is? Is this normal? Wouldn’t my partners know by now if I had herpes ? I think its just sex with not enough lubrication but now she has me freaking out.

  17. Dr Tan
    hello; i had sex today it was all good then all the sudden i started bleeding a lot after a rough position ater a while it stopped but now i still have some drops shoud i be worried?

    • If you have been getting regular normal PAP smears all this while then there is nothing to worry about. If not, please see your doctor for a PAP smear.

  18. two nights ago my boyfriend and I were drunk and decided to have really rough sex. in the middle of us having sex I felt myself getting a little dry & he decided to eat me out. he bit my clitoris by accident in process. he put his penis back in but once he pulled out he noticed there was a little bit of blood on the condom and when I got off the bed I was sitting in a decent amount of blood. the bleeding stopped shortly after I cleaned down there , but should I be worried ?

    • You should see a doctor if the bleeding persists for more than a few days. You will probable get s brown discharge the next few days which will clear spontaneously. As I said, if it persists you need to see your doctor to exclude other causes of bleeding.

  19. I keep bleeding after sex. It’s not rough in any way and I never bleed till the next morning. I’ve been to doctor and I have no infections. I have been married for 10 years. I was on the pill for years but stopped about 6 months ago. This has been happening for the last 2 months. I’m not pregnant either. My doctor said she does not know.

  20. Also the bleeding lasts for a few days and I’m still having periods as normal.

  21. Hi Doctor Tan

    6 days ago my bf and I had rough sex and for 2 days after I had an itchy vagina. We had sex again on the 3rd day and it hurt like friction- it also stung when I went to the toilet afterwards.

    Then the next day I started bleeding when I went to the toilet. The first time there were a couple of big blobs of blood in the bowl, and now there’s pinkish red blood on the toilet paper every time I pee. The bleedings been going 3 days now.

    My last cervical smear was a year ago (I’ve had cin 1 abnormalities twice over 20 years, last time 10 years ago), I’ve been on the pill 4 months, I’m 42 years. My period is due next week.

    I’m wondering whether to wait another week til after my period and see if the abnormal bleeding stops? Or do you think I should see a doctor straight away?

    Thanks in advance

    • Your symptoms are very likely just due to abrasions or tears in your vagina from the vigorous sex. But of course in your situation, we must always be wary of cervical lesions. I think you can wait a few days to see if the bleeding stops. If not you should see your doctor. You should be due for a PAP smear soon anyway.

  22. Hi, Dr. For the past five years, after the birth of my last child I will bleed after sex, not everytime, however it is often. My Gyno advised that during pregnacy blood vessels are increased and sometimes are still outside of the cervix that is all that he could see. I’ve had my papsmear every year and they are fine. I have been checked for fibroid tumors, I want to know what is causing this because I am getting very annoyed. Any suggestions?

    • I am glad you have ruled out the sinister causes. You can ask your gyno to ablate the blood vessels on your cervix to stop the bleeding.

  23. I recently had sex with my boyfriend of 6 years and have never had bleeding after sex until today. We havent had sex in a few weeks. It is not painful, but it is a bright red so I know its not my period which was last week. I am only 21, so I have not been advised to have a pap smear yet. What should I do?

    • All sexually active women should have regular PAP smears regardless of their age. Most likely your bleeding is due to small tears in the vagina due to the intercourse. However, you also should rule out more sisniter causes like cervical lesions.

      • Sharon mint

        I’ve been with my husband for 15 years and never had any problems with dryness or irregular periods. Had interecoyrse 2nights ago and Afterwards when I wiped myself there was bright red blood. I wiped a few times until I cleaned myself up and it seemed to stop. My mother has had a history of pre-cancerous cervical cells on several occasions therefore I’m not sure if this is something I need to be concerned about.

        • Sharon mint

          Also, I am not using any sort of contraception and I’ve had 2 children aged 3 & 9. I have regular periods the last one was from 3rd – 7th march

        • I definitely think you need to rule out local cervical causes of bleeding. Hopefully it is just a polyp. But if it is really pre-cancer, you need to get it diagnosed and treated early.

  24. Hey, I had pretty rough sex with my boyfriend three nights ago and I’ve been spotting lightly ever since. Except, today when i wiped There was more blood than before. The blood was a deep red color. When we got done he noticed a little blood on his penis. I felt like he was hitting something inside of me and he could feel it too? Any suggestions on was could be wrong? THANK YOU!!

    • Probably just some abrasion. However, it will be prudent for you to exclude cervical lesions. Please see your doctor.

  25. I have only had sex like four times the last time i did after having sex i started bleed but it went away like 2 hours later n it was light. Should i be worry

  26. I have only had sex like four dime and i get regular period but this last time i had sex i was bleed after it only lasted for two hours it was really light also can it be because im getting my period because i always get it at this time?

  27. The past 6 months I’ve been spotting four-5 days before my period . And the other day I had a small amount of bright red blood after sex now I’m spotting brown blood . Any suggestions of what this might be ?

  28. Hello,
    3 days ago I had sex for the first time. It was very rough, dry and unpleasant. 3 days later i am still bleeding a little. It’s not as much my period, more like spotting. Is it anything to worry about?

    • Probably just bleeding from a torn hymen or maybe even abrasion within the vagina. This should clear up in a few days.

  29. Destiney Uzaka

    Hi, I had pretty rough sex with my boyfriend on January 24th and it was my first time. Afterwards I had mild cramps and when I woke up the next morning I had light yellow discharge. The cramping has gotten a little worse the past few days and today I got a light amount of bleeding and I know it’s not my period because I’m expecting it between Feb 1st-6th and my period’s never early. Should I be worried?

    • Probably nothing to worry about. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen, you should definitely see your doctor.

      • Destiney

        Ok now I’m bleeding like I’m on my period and the cramps have gotten lighter, do you think it’s a sign of cervix irritation?

        • me and my bf have encounter last march 8, and after he bumped me hard ..we notice light bleeding then we hac encounter today and i experience very light spotting…
          is it normal? i dont have any itch or burning sensation,,,what i have was dizzinees, light headedness, and some pain like i was on my period then i saw white discharge on my underwear every day…from moderate to heavy discharge..pls help me…

          i had one of my ovary removed and had miised my period today..please help me

          im 25 y.o

  30. Michelle

    I stopped my pill on the 08 jan and me an my partner are trying for a baby. I used to forget my pill quite often. Iv not bled since stopping apart from when having sex it is painful at times and its only a small amount of blood but bright red. Iv had treatment for cancerous cells in the past.. Not due a smear for 2 more years.. I’m 30 an have had one child who is 3.5 years. All the pregnancy tests and ovulation tests have been negative..? Hope you can help..

    • What is your question?

      • What could it be? Do I need to see my gp or not bother.. Not very good at explaining things

      • Hi there after intercourse last night I noticed I lost a lot of blood then after I cleaned up I have not bleed since my periods not due for another week or so I have regular smear test just worried

        • Probably just vaginal tears/abrasions. Since your period is due in a week, your uterine lining should be rather thick and some of it can come out after sex. Either way, nothing to worry about. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  31. Carolina

    Hi Dr. I have the following case.. What do you recommend?

    5 days ago after having intercourse I had a small spotting of rose/pink color. Next day I started to have brown discharge for three (3) days. Now is over, just a very a little of brown I still have but I am clean. My fluid seems to be normal again, of transparent / white color. I am worried about that spotting and brown discharge. Do you think I must see the Doctor?

    I am not taking any contraceptive pill because I want to be pregnant. The Doctor the last time sent me to take Progyluton for a period of 3 months to have regular period. I finished the pills on January 2nd 2013 and she said probably this month I should get pregnant, I have tried to be pregnant since 7 months ago but nothing happen yet. what do you think I should do?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Your symptoms are probably due to vaginal abrasions. For fertility advice, please see your doctor.

  32. Hi, my boyfriend of 5 years was a little rough with me last night (around day 18 of my cycle) and I experienced some vaginal pain in a new position I didn’t like. When I used the bathroom after, I noticed a few drops of blood mixed with clear discharge (light pink) when I wiped. This morning, a bigger blob of light pink came out and I don’t know what to think of it. The bleeding lessened throughout the day though, but I’m still concerned. Could this be a small vaginal tear/abrasion, or something else?

    For information purposes, I’m 24 years old and my most recent PAP exam was 6 months ago. Both my boyfriend and I are disease free. I have been faithfully using birth control for the last 6 months, and we always use a condom plus pull out method. Clearly, I am not trying to get pregnant.

  33. Ok, now the color changed to light brown…should I still be concerned? I’m not feeling any sort of abdominal pain. The only pain I’m feeling is vaginal dryness, so I don’t believe it’s implantation bleeding..

  34. So about two weeks ago i had rough sex. It was painful for about 3 days afterwards. About two days later i had rough sex again, this time i wasnt as wet. Now, for the past three days (maybe more), ive noticed vaginal bleeding only during and very shortly after sex. Sex is also more painful. What is causing the bleeding?

    • Probably abrasions and tears in the vagina. You might want to hold off on sexual intercourse for the time being and give some time for the wounds to heal.

  35. catherine

    I recently lost my virginity last Friday (7days ago). I started to bleed heavily the next day after I had sex. I am worried that I’m not suposetoo be bleeding. I’m on birth control and my periods are always normal because my birth control has always worked correctly. I’m just wondering why I’ve been bleeding Heavily for the past week when I’m not suposetoo be on my period for another 2 weeks. Thank you. !

    • Your bleeding sounds to much and too long to be just due to a torn hymen. I would suspect a cervical lesion although the bleeding from these is usually not so much either. The most probably cause would be a hormonal dysfunction. Have you been taking any medicines or supplements that could have interacted with your birth control pills? Either way, it is best you see your doctor.

  36. caroline

    I had a missed miscarriage at 6 weeks and I didn’t expel the fetus until around 12 weeks. Then, I spotted for around 3 weeks. My OB confirmed via ultrasound that I had passed everything and surgery wasn’t needed. I had sex with my husband after the bleeding stopped. I started bleeding again the next day. It felt like my cervix was sore. I stopped bleeding after a day. Then we had sex again a few days later and the bleeding/cramping happened again the day after. There’s no foul smell and I do not have a fever. I don’t feel pain during sex, just a sore cervix and bleeding the next day. What is causing this bleeding after sex and should I be concerned if I want to try to get pregnant again?

  37. Caroline

    I had a missed miscarriage at 6 weeks and I didn’t expel the fetus until about 12 weeks. I bled/spotted for about 3 weeks afterwards. My husband and I had sex after the bleeding stopped, but the next day I started bleeding again and feeling like my cervix was sore. The bleeding stopped after about a day or 2. A few days later I had sex again and again I started bleeding and feeling sore the next day. I didn’t experience any pain or bleeding during sex just hours afterwards. I had a follow up with my ob after the miscarriage to confirm everything was expelled. Why am I bleeding and feeling pain after sex? Is my cervix extra sensitive after miscarriage?

    • caroline

      Sorry for the double post. You can choose which one you’d like to answer. Thanks!

    • I am sorry to hear of your miscarriage. Your symptoms could just be due to products of conception in the uterus that have yet to be expelled. However, a painful cervix always raises the possibilty of an infection.

    • Hello,
      I just started having sex last month and I noticed some bleeding after the first few times but thought this was normal because of my hymen breaking. However, since my first time I have been blending everytime we have sex and usually have some lower abdominal pain. The sex isn’t necessarily rough so this worried me but it is painful in some positsitons. Also for a day or two afterword I have to pee a lot and it burns a little when im almost done peeing. I have made an appointment with my gyno but they won’t be able to see me until the end of this month. Perhaps you’d have a bit of an idea of what’s going on? Thanks!

      • You definitely need some tests to rule out an infection. However, your symptoms could also easily be due to vaginal tears/abrasions.

  38. hi Dr Tan, i had a baby on 16 dec through vaginal birth, i had cervical and external tear. Saw my period on 27 jan(lasted five days). Had sex on feb 2nd, it was a little bit rough, cos i was scared of getting injure.afterwhich i noticed a slight touch of pinkish blood on d tissue i wiped with, then i cleaned up and went to sleep. D next morning i noticed some spottin on my underwear wit a litle feelin of cramp in my lower abdomen.wat do u tink is hapnin?

    • Sounds like an aggravation of your old wounds. If the cramp gets worse or if you develop an abnormal discharge you should see your doctor.

  39. Dear Doctor

    We are in a fear bleeding after sex. When we have sex I do not bleed immediately but on the the following day I sometimes see some spotting with my urine. But this only happens during the first 15 days of my cycle.

    If we have sex after the 15th day or last part of my period I do not see any spotting or bleeding.

    Please advice.

    • You need to rule out any cervical pathologies first. See a doctor for an internal exam and a PAP smear.

  40. I lost my virginity about three weeks ago, I bled about one day and a half and didn’t have any other symptoms. Though, the second time I had sex I bled again, not much just that night and the next day I noticed dark (bloody) secretions. We both thought my hymen didn’t broke the first time because he just entered me and didn’t go further. Last weekend my boyfriend fingered me and I noticed again some dark spots afterwards but nothing more the next day. He’s a student at medical school and told me that my bleeding is caused by the fact that I started my sexual life pretty late and I didn’t experience much sex, but I’m a bit worried this may not be the real cause as two weeks ago my womb was aching like hell. What do you think?

    • Probably just vaginal abrasions/tears but good to rule out an infection since there is ‘womb pain’.

  41. I had really rough sex about two nights ago which caused me to bleed but for some reason I’m still bleeding (not a lot). I read that it could be due to the tearing of the vaginal walls, could there be another reason this is happening? Also when purchasing the antiseptic wipes, does it have to be specifically for vaginal use or can I just purchase the first-aid one from a convient store? Please Help

    • It could also be due to local cervical or vaginal lesions eg cervical cancer. If the bleeding persists or recurrs everytime after sex, you should see your doctor.

  42. When ever I have sex with my boyfriend, two days after wards I stArt bleeding, heavily at times and it lasts for a day or two. I have been on the pill for years and I’m always regular and not due yet. This has happened a few times, before I usually bleed a little after sex because he is a little bigger and rough, but why am I bleeding two days later ? And I had clots one time too

  43. About two weeks ago me and my boyfriend had rough intercourse. A while after, I started experiencing sharp pains between my bladder and stomach. I felt very nauseous and could not eat or sleep for the rest of the night. The next morning i felt fine. Today we tried intercourse again. It felt different as if I had tightened. My boyfriend says that it did feel dry inside of me, which is unusual. When he was trying to get inside of me something felt really wrong but we went long anyway. After he came out I checked to see if I was okay. I looked t my hand crimson red blood. I am sort of scared please help!!

    both of us would appreciate answers

    • You probably injured your cervix. This should heal with time but there is a chance it might get infected. Basically do not worry too much for now but see your doctor if your symptoms recurr.

  44. Hi, I’m 20, my boyfriend was drunk and we had a rough sex.. while we’re having sex I felt pain maybe because of the friction and also he came out a little longer. On the second round, he didn’t wash he’s penis he just wiped the semen, is there a possibility that i get pregnant? its been 10 days since my last period?

    That morning i noticed a yellowish and with a fiber of blood? together with it on my underwear.. On the next day a few blood came out (about a teaspoon) then it turns out dark brown a minutes ago. Should I be worried?

  45. I am 34 years of age.I notice in the last 6 weeks when I have sex with my husband I have some spotting,it is rose pink and very light,.Although we normally have rough sex but this is not the first time,we have been together for 15 years.I usually notice the spotting in my discharge the next morning when I wipe myself after a wee, but before midday the spotting would have gone.
    I am a bit worried because I did not experience it in the last 15 years until recently.

  46. Hello Doctor,

    My Boyfriend and I had pretty vigorous sex on saturday. Which did hurt at certain points. Now on the next day I have noticed some bleeding and lower tummy pain. He did go rather ‘deep’. It feels as if I have strong period pains. I am on the contraceptive implant nexplanon. I am only 17. Would appreciate any help.

    Thank you

    • Probably just some vaginal abrasions. See your doctor to rule out an infection if the symptoms persists.

  47. I’m a mom of a 15mo I just recently had my first period two weeks ago after two years.My boyfriend I was having rough sex and the next day I found blood it wasn’t period blood but dark blood no odor it was light for like 2-3 days we don’t have a history of stds but should I get checked out. I am ovulating now.

    • Congratulations on the arrival of your baby. Your symptoms do not sound like STDs.

  48. Ashleigh J

    My husband and I have been having sex and halfway into having intercourse I start having a large amount of pain and after we have sex my lower abdomen is soar and if we have sex the next day it also hurts badly. We waited a few days to have sex and this time not only did it hurt but I had bled lightly. Im not sure what’s causing the painor now bleeding too.

  49. Hi doc..

    I’ve been experiencing bleeding everytime i had sex with my boyfriend and sometimes having a brownish discharge..what could it Be?pls I’m worried thanx..

    • You need to see your doctor to rule out any local source of bleeding like cervical lesions.

  50. We r not using any contraception coz I want to get pregnant but it seems so hard is there something wrong with my reproductive organ.?

  51. Dear Dr,

    This really worried me because it`s the first time I experience this problem. So I had my period 13 days ago (Jan.30), then had sex in the 13th (Feb 11). It`s not that rough but I felt pain when we did the back position. (I always feel pain whenever we do that position,it`s like his thing is hitting something inside me). Then a day after I noticed a dry, brown discharge on my undies. And today, it`s like a thick mucus w/ brown discharge. It`s 2 days now so I`m kinda worried..Is the bleeding has to do with pain I felt? and the thick mucus is because of the ovulation? Should I see my doctor? What do you think? please help..

    Thanks!

  52. And by the way, the pain using the back position all started after I gave birth a year ago. So we decided not to use it, but last time we used that position so I felt pain again. Only in the back position I feel pain.. the others are ok..What do you think doctor? Is he hitting my uterus whenever we use that position? Is it normal? Can I get a normal pregnancy again?

  53. Hey doctor. At the moment i have the implant, so there for i dont get periods. In the past i have had one sexual partner, at that time i was getting the injection every three months to stop my periods. I never had any problems during sex with that partner, everything was normal. I have recently got a new partner and we started having sex about two months ago, he isn’t any bigger than my last partner, intact he’s smaller, i wouldn’t say that the sex if rough, but it could be occasionally. i started bleeding a tiny bit after sex, this is very regular but its only after sex, its stop as soon as we finish intercourse, i also feel sharp pains during sex, sometimes its so painful he can’t penetrate me. After sex i feel as though my vaginal walls are sore, if we try again within the next few hours days its too tight and sore to have sex. If we leave it for about 3 or more days the pain and tightness dissapears until we have sex again. I hope this makes some sense to you, I’ve already been to see my nurse and doctor, neither of them know what is wrong at all. It is really bothering me and my partner and i just want a solution, please help

    • It sounds like tears/abrasions in the vagina. Allow yourself sometime to heal. You might also want to consider using lubricants for sex.

  54. I’ve been having some abnormalities with my period lately, I am on the birth control pill. However once my period was over I had heavy bleeding after intercourse, which caused me to bleed for several days. After that was done I had intercourse again and I bleed again for about a day. Then I had a clitoral orgasm and there was also blood. Any ideas on what could be wrong??

    • You need to rule out local causes of bleeding like cervical and vaginal lesions. Please see your doctor for an internal examination.

  55. I was diagnosed with displasia last year and went through cryo surgery shortly after. My periods are extremely heavy and usually last two-three weeks, with an off period of about the same time. I went for my six month re-pap last month and it only showed abnormal cells. I have constant pain, and it always hurt to have sex( my husband is not large at all). Since it hurts so badly, we have very gentle sex, but earlier today even while being gentle, afterward I noticed I had started bleeding quiet heavily while having sex, and it hasn’t stopped! It’s been about 8 hours and I’m in a good bit of pain….. Any suggestions? Please HELP!!!

  56. I have been bleeding very irregularly since I took a single shot of Depo last April, when I also had a pap smear (it was negative), and I used to never have irregular periods. I bleed for like 2-3 days every 2 weeks or so. What is going on?

  57. I was diagnosed with displasia last year and went through cryo surgery shortly after. My periods are extremely heavy and usually last two-three weeks, with an off period of about the same time. I went for my six month re-pap last month and it only showed abnormal cells. I have constant pain, and it always hurt to have sex( my husband is not large at all). Since it hurts so badly, we have very gentle sex, but earlier today even while being gentle, afterward I noticed I had started bleeding quiet heavily while having sex, and it hasn’t stopped! It’s been about 8 hours and I’m in a good bit of pain….. Any suggestions? Please HELP!!!

  58. Hello,
    I had a leep done in October and haven’t had sex since. Last night I did, and bled like crazy!! Is something wrong or is that normal?? I have a follow up next month, but I wonder if I need to get on earlier??

  59. I’m 21 and I had sex with a new partner last night after not having sex for over a year. He is very well-endowed, and penetration was difficult and painful, even from on top, though there were no lubrication problems. A few minutes in, the pain subsided and I was no longer concerned, so we proceeded, but weren’t very rough. After we finished, I went to the washroom and urinating was painful and I also noticed a bit of blood spotting. I know it’s isn’t my period because it just finished a week ago. The next morning, I looked and noticed a small tear at the entrance to my vagina and it is continuing to bleed very slightly but is painful while sitting or even walking. I have experienced pain and bleeding like this in the past with a previous partner but I never went to a doctor about it because the bleeding and pain always subsided in a few days. I’m wondering now if there may be a problem and I should see a doctor. I have always used protection and doubt an STI would be the case but I’m concerned none-the-less. I’m too young for intercourse to be painful..

    • Unfortunately, there is no such thing as ‘too young for intercourse to be painful’. The fact is you have a vaginal tear which can well explain your symptoms. I agree that it is not an STI. This tear will heal spontaneously.

  60. I have been bleeding for almost a year at first i thought it was my period but after a few months it kept up getting heavier and heavier and the bloodclots are huge and after sex if i quit it starts up again even worse we have quit havign sex for the time being and i have been to the doctor but when they examined no tears or anything like that or any deseases im scared out of my mind I have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrone) any clues

    • You have been bleeding non-stop for over a year?! I can’t believe your doctors could not find anything wrong. You probably need more extensive investigations. There are many possible explanations to your symptoms ranging from cervical lesions to fibroids to hormonal factors.

  61. also some pain while having sex and I feel nothing while having sex only tim i feel anthing is when i pleasure myself

  62. Hi Dr Tan

    I started spotting for about a week and a half before my period, usually it’s about 2-3 days before my period. When my period finally came it was normal lasting about 5-6 days and I spotted about the last two. But then a couple of days later, I had a small amount of light pink color in my discharge it was really faint though. And then I had pretty intense sex a couple of nights ago and at one point I got a little dry while switching positions so it hurt a little and when I went to the bathroom after and wiped I noticed some dry brown blood. Then I had sex again the following morning. And now for the past two days or so I’ve had some inconsistent very little faint light pink mixed in with my discharge, could this just be remnants of my period or maybe tears in my vagina? It’s been almost a week since my period ended. And at times my pee has been a little more yellow than usual due to I think lack of drinking enough water.

    Also my last pap smear was about 2-3 weeks ago and I have also been on birth control pills for about half a year now. I hope you can offer me some advice as to what it might be!

  63. I keep finding a dark brown blood in my under wear after having sex… This has been happening for a not now.. There is no pain . Everything smells and looks fine but I’m still scared.. My periods are not regular and haven’t been since I’ve been off the Depo (birth control) shot. What do you think this could be?

    • Most likely vaginal abrasions. However, it is very important to rule out cervical lesions of other local causes of vaginal bleeding.

    • Hey Kat…My situation is similar to yours, only difference is that Im still on the Depo shot! & Im really scared because my bf and i have only had sex 3 times and everytime, this has happened…Any suggestions?

  64. Hello i have had a heavy discharge for the last couple weeks, it was yellow then it turned green ish, it doesnt have bad smell, or fish smell.
    I had a baby 2 months ago and i have been to the doctors already, he took samples from the discharge and sent them to the lab. I dont have sti
    But he says i do have something he s just waiting for the second test to come back. But he keeps asking me about the smell, and i havent notice any bad smell just this heavy discharge!
    What do u think is it?
    Also after intercourse i have some pink spottings.

    • Symptoms are not always consistent i.e you can have an infection without the smell. Obviously your doctor found something in your tests. This is actually good news because there is something that he can treat. I think you should just wait for the results of the second test. Very likely it will be something easily treatable.

      • Just came back from the doctors, the second test was for gonorrea, chlamidia and both are negative, he didnt tell me what i have, i dont have a yeast infection and he gave me some antibiotics i believe, he told me to try for a week to see if the discharge goes away if not he thinks ot may be inflamation?

  65. After my boyfriend and I had sex for first time. I had brown discharge and blood , then my period started a day after? What does this mean?

  66. Hi, doctor.
    I had sex with my husband, next day when i peed i noticed clots of blood. I feel a little aching and cramp in my lower abdomen.

    What could be the cause of it?

    • You say when you urinated there was blood? So is the blood from the urine or from the vagina? I think you need to see your doctor to rule out a urine tract infection or maybe even a pelvic infection.

  67. I started spotting for about a week and a half before my period, usually it’s about 2-3 days before my period. When my period finally came it was normal lasting about 5-6 days and I spotted about the last two. But then a couple of days later, I had a small amount of light pink color in my discharge it was really faint though. And then I had pretty intense sex a couple of nights ago and at one point I got a little dry while switching positions so it hurt a little and when I went to the bathroom after and wiped I noticed some dry brown blood. Then I had sex again the following morning. And now for the past two days or so I’ve had some inconsistent very little faint light pink /brown mixed in with my discharge, only when I wipe too, the discharge on my panties is white.. could this just be remnants of my period or maybe tears in my vagina? It’s been almost a week since my period ended. And at times my pee has been a little more yellow than usual due to I think lack of drinking enough water, I hope you can give me some advice!

    Also my last pap smear was about 2-3 weeks ago and I have also been on birth control pills for about half a year now.

  68. Dr. Tan
    I just finished my period last week, im irregular….yesterday morning me and my hubby had rough sex, and I felt kind of dry, he pulled it out and I was bleeding, at first I felt swore, and the blood was bright red, today is itchy and very red but my bleeding is like a dark brown, like my last days of my period, im kind of worry?…

  69. Amy smith

    I have an IUD with no periods – Tonight after sex I had some spotting and my husband said he felt the string more than normal. Should I be worried or is this normal?

  70. I am 17 have had extreme paid after and during sex have had same boyfriend for two years I have been tested while we have been dating no std’s
    But I always bleed bright red painful blood after sex , sometimes I will feel him hitting a spot , and I know I will bleed right then and there but sometimes after sex or even an organism I will bleed
    No clue why but pain will last rest of the day and will bleed for about 3 hours
    I mean this is the worst pain in the world
    I am on the depo shot for about 2 1/2 years now

    • And forgot to include this has been goin on for months started of with little blood and pain to extreme

    • You obviously have a lesion or injury in your vagina that is not healing. Please see your doctor to have it fixed.

  71. Hi I started sleeping with a new partner 5 weeks ago and i came off the pill and started on the evra patch maybe 3 weeks ago but for the last 2 weeks I’ve been bleeding after sex? Not heavy all the time just a dark pink/red colour can you tell me if this will be due to the patch or something else? thank you

    • Could be due to the patch but also could be due to vaginal abrasions or cervical lesions.

  72. Concerned

    First off, thank you for being so helpful.

    Every once in a while, if my husband and I have rougher sex I bleed during and for a few minutes just after. It’s only happened a few times in the past few years. And it’s only when I am a week or less from starting my period. So I am hoping its just some period fluids appearing early from the pressure. Should I be concerned? Thanks for your reply.

    • I really do not think there is anything for you to worry about. However, we should always be wary of cervical lesions. I hope you are getting your regular PAP smears.

  73. hello last night i had sex with my other half for the first time. after twice finished i started to bleed a little bit,during the night the bleeding got very heavy. he is huge and really thick, much bigger than what an used to. what is wrong and when would it be safe to have sex again.

    • Most likely a vaginal tear. However you should rule out cervical/vaginal lesions that could bleed after mild trauma from sexual intercourse.

  74. Good day Dr. Tan,
    Last night my husband and I were having sex, while in missionary position I felt some pain I attributed to him pushing on my cervix because that’s what it felt like. However my menstrual was due Feb 20 and never began, I began bleeding during sex and the blood was bright red like from an injury and I’m still bleeding bright red this morning. Yesterday my mother asked me am I pregnant because I’ve gained 20lbs in a week and a half due to an increase in appetite. thmyhusbandalso noticed and I have no menstrual symptoms, there’s just bright red blood and it’s lighter than my menstrual.

  75. Good day Dr. Tan,
    Last night my husband and I were having sex, while in missionary position I felt some pain I attributed to him pushing on my cervix because that’s what it felt like. However my menstrual was due Feb 20 and never began, I began bleeding during sex and the blood was bright red like from an injury and I’m still bleeding bright red this morning. Yesterday my mother asked me am I pregnant because I’ve gained 20lbs in a week and a half due to an increase in appetite. thmyhusbandalso noticed and I have no menstrual symptoms, there’s just bright red blood and it’s lighter than my menstrual.

    • Are you pregnant? You should do a home pregnancy test to find out. If you are pregnant and bleeding this is known as a threatened abortion. You will then need to abstain from sex, get plenty of bed rest and see your ObGyn.

  76. I’ve been bleeding for 2 weeks after my 1st sex (2 weeks ago) with my boyfriend. And still bleeding until now. What’s the problem with me? Pls help me.

    • If the bleeding amount is small and getting less then it is probably just from a torn hymen. If the bleeding amount is considerable and persists, it could be from a local bleeding source in the vagina or cervix. You should then see your doctor.

  77. TJOVITJO

    I had sex for the firstime with my husband last night on our honeymoon. I have been bleeding since then and I am still bleeding now but, the blood flow in getting much lighter than before. I am 39 years old. Because of religious background I am not allowed have sex before marraige. I think my husband’s parcel is too big for me. He tried to give me spaces rest in between but we didn’t even spend more than 7 minutes because of the pain. Is there something wrong with me Dr? what can I do to please my husband because I also want to be a mother?

    Regards
    Tjovitjo

    • There is nothing wrong with you. You are bleeding because your hymen was torn.

  78. i had sex 28 feb night
    and on 2 nd march i had just few drops of bleeding …..
    what it is it?
    is that i am pregnent?

  79. i had sex 28 feb night
    and on 2 nd march i had just few
    drops of bleeding …..
    what it is it?
    is that i am pregnent?

  80. i had sex 28 feb night
    and on 2 nd march i had just few
    drops of bleeding …..
    and then it stoped after few drops
    what it is it?
    is that i am pregnent?

    • It is impossible to tell if you are pregnant or not after just 4 days. Wait for your next period. If it is late by 2 weeks, do a home pregnancy test.

  81. Hello Doctor,
    6 days ago my boyfriend and I had sex which was a little rough and dry for me, and when we were done we noticed a very small amount of blood, which I had never had before. It didn’t seem much rougher than usual. The bleeding has persisted, and is going on 7 days if it continues tomorrow. I have been wearing a pad and it is never soaked at the end of the day, but the blood is noticeable, small amounts and usually brown in color. It is only red in color when I wipe, but I have felt no pain at all since the discomfort during intercourse at the time. The amount of blood has not been increasing every day, but just seems to stay the same.

    This has never happened before. My boyfriend and I are each other’s first and only sexual partners, we have been sexually active for the last 6 years. My period had come 2 weeks before this sexual encounter and is not due for another week from now, my cycle is very regular as I have been on the birth control pill for over a year. Could this be due to a tear inside of me? I’ve always felt a little tight for us. Regardless, it’s been almost a week of consistent, light bleeding without pain. Is it not normal for it to be lasting this long if it is due to a tear? Apologies, it’s just never happened before so I’m a little anxious about it. I don’t know how long this kind of bleeding is normal.

    Also some further information I didn’t bleed after my first time 6 years ago so I figured my hymem had broken on its own prior. It wouldn’t be a broken hymen, right? Not after all these years of being active.

    Thank you, Doctor.

    • Yes it is most likely a tear or abrasion. But I agree with you that 7 days is a little too long for the bleeding to last. Most tears or abrasions would have healed by now unless you have had intercourse again during these 7 days. Anyways, the other possible causes we want to be aware of are local causes of bleeding in the cervix or vagina eg polyps. It is good to see your doctor just to rule this out.

  82. Hi,

    I have recently started seeing some slight discharge/bleeding after sex. It started out slightly red after my last period and now it is more light brown but has a very strong odor (not fishy). I do not have any pain or burning, but I did have some ovarian cysts about 6-8 months ago, I had a pap and full panel of tests done and everything was negative. I am near my mid thirties, Any suggestions?

    • If you already tested for everything and have conclusively ruled out all possible pathologies then there is really nothing to worry about.

  83. Tiffanu

    Hi Doctor,

    After having sex with my husband last night, I noticed that I was bleeding quite a bit. The bleeding lasted about 10 mins or so after. I noticed no pain at all during or after, just bright red blood. I have bled in the past with him after sex, but it has never been much, never bright red. I always assumed that it was maybe from foreplay??
    6 years ago I was told I had HPV by my doctor but that has since cleared on its own. PAPS have always been good, just had one back in Jan. for the past few years my period has become fairly irregular. I will sometimes have my period every 6 weeks. I often spot in between my period. The past few months my period has become noticeably heavier with intense cramps. Would love your input! Thank you so much!

    • I am glad you told me about the normal PAP smears. Cervical lesions would be my main worry for you. Your bleeding after intercourse probably is tied in with the fact that you have irregular periods. It sounds like a hormonal issue especially since you are having heavy periods with intense cramps. Could be something we call DUB. You should talk to your doctor about treatment options.

  84. Hi I’m 17 and 2 days ago I had protected sex with my boyfriend,roughly and felt like I had tears. However today I notices I have a non itchy non smelly brown vaginal discharge and I am worried. What could this be?

  85. Hoping to god its not cervical cancer or pregnancy

    • Cervical cancer almost impossible at 17. However, all sexually active women should get regular PAP smears. Also, you should talk to your doctor or school health service about getting a HPV vaccine.

  86. Hi I’m 17 and 2 days ago I had protected sex with my boyfriend,roughly and felt like I had tears. However today I noticed I have a non itchy non smelly brown vaginal discharge and I am worried. What could this be?

  87. Hello dr I had a question before I go see someone. I was on the same birth control for eight years and this past october I finally stopped taking it. My periods have been fine and normal as if I were still on it. Well last night and tonight when my boyfriend and I had sex there was a brownish blood. I didn’t have it before sex and after sex we both cleaned up and I didn’t bleed after…it only had happened during intercourse.my period was a week late this last month but I figured i was fine because I did have it and had taken a test which came out negative. It was once my period ended and five days later when we had sex this happened…there is no pain or anything…should I worry.

  88. Hello dr. I had a question and decided it may be easier to ask here first. To begin I am 23 and recently this last october stopped taking my birth control that I had been on for about eight years. There have been no issues with a late period nor had anything changed at all. Well this last month my period was a week late then when I finally got it, it only lasted a couple days and flow was a little off. Then five days later which was last night my boyfriend n I had sex. During sex at some point I bled brown blood but it wasnt noticed until after. We both cleaned ourselves up and there was no bleeding the rest of the night. Then tonight we had sex and it happened again. But after there was nothing. This has never happened before and there is no pain nor do a end up bleeding later on through the night. There was only one pain and that was during the sex and it just felt like he hit something. Ive tried looking this up but all answers freak me out. I even took a test and im not pregnant…should I worry

    • Probably just minor abrasions or at worst a local cause of bleeding like a cervical lesion.

  89. Sorry it said the first didn’t post so I had to try again and now I have two

  90. Hi, I had unprotected sex about 3-4 days ago, currently on the pill with good compliance. Yesterday I noticed some light brown discharge and then today i noticed some dark red bleeding. I am to stop my active BC pills tonight, so I should not have gotten my period yet. Should I be worried about this?

    • Nope. Some pre period bleeding. Completely normal. However, if you had been on a medicines (usually an antibiotic) that can compromise the absorption of the pill, this could also lead to break through bleeding and you can be pregnant. Does not sounds like a likely scenario for you though.

    • Hi Dr Tan,
      I’m 18 years old and recently lost my virginity 2 months ago.
      But on a more current situation, my period was march 11-14 and three days later I had mild sex
      Unprotected. My breast were sore for that whole week but on the next Sunday (march 24) I experienced a VERY sharp and aching cramp in my lower abdomen. Then the next day I had rough sex for the first time with my boyfriend. He’s rather large and when he did do deep penetration it hurt
      And felt very unpleasant as well as uncomfortable. Then two days later I started to bleed. Not a lot at first..it was more of a pinkish color, but then today it was a bright red and kind of heavy. I used a tampon because I thought my period was starting early because I have had two periods in the same month. I felt dizzy maybe due to the fact that I was losing a lot of blood and I felt somewhat nauseous because of stress. I then thought about maybe he bruised my cervix or I had a vaginal tear. I hope it’s not implantational bleeding. I’m am terrified because I do not want to be pregnant. And by the way I have had a Pap smear recently and everything looked okay. I’m just scared. Can you help me out please. Thanks in advance!

  91. Hi. I recently came home from vacation and had not had sex for 11 days with my boyfriend. When we did, he commented on how my uterus felt ‘different’ and said it felt ‘really low’ and ‘hard’. I didnt notice anything different.
    The past two times since while having sex hes said my uterus still feels ‘different’ and said it feels ‘prickly’. I have NO idea what he’s talking about although I bled both times which has NEVER happened to me! Before I left for my trip though, he told me he had a ‘burn’ on his penis. I was mortified not knowing what that meant. I left and when we had sex the first night after coming home things were fine. It was the third time of having sex since beign home that he has said his penis is ‘beaten up’ again and Im totally embarassed and freaking out.
    Does this sound like anything obvious to you? The sex we have is long and what I consider rough. He’s VERY big too!
    Thank you-
    Meghan

    • Honestly it sounds more like his problem than your problem. That said, the only thing to rule out in you is local cervical or vaginal lesions. For that you need an internal exam.

      • Thank you! I was thinkin that but wanted to check it out! I appreciate your time :) . Could it be he just has sensative skin or do you mean something else?

        • Yeah most likely just sensitive. However I am curious to know what the ‘burn’ was. Could be an indication of something like impetigo or some form of dermatitis.

          • Idk what the ‘burn’ is…he just told me ‘its scabbed’ and we can use a condom to mess around with. I’m so confused :(

  92. Christina

    There have been maybe 3 times over the past few months where I’ve bled during sex. It’s not just a little bit either, like there’s been a puddle under me of blood. It stops right after sex. Is it because i’m too tight or it’s too rough or could it be something more serious? 9 out of 10 times it doesn’t happen, but it’s a LOT of blood when it does. No pain what-so-ever either.

    • Christina

      And I had just had an exam a few days before this started happening. There wasn’t anything in the routine check up that was noticed.

    • Could be a cervical polyp. However, could also be blood in the uterus that is ‘forced’ out because of the pressure created by sexual intercourse.

  93. So my bf n I were talking today and he told me it is the underside of the tip of his penis that’s irritated and scabbed over. He said he thinks my uterus is low and he’s hitting it during sex and it’s hurti g him. He said its rough like rubbing against a rock! I’m freaking out!

  94. Olivia

    Hi DrTan, I had a baby almost 4 Months ago had some have bleeding stopped a couple week ago Now since stopping everytime I have sex witg my partner is bleed after and it lasts for almost 2 weeks getting really annoyed with it no though what could this be? Thanks in Advance x

  95. Mercedes

    Hi, I just had intercourse for the first time. I know its normal to bleed and all and be in pain, but its the day after and i’m still bleeding and experiencing pain. I’m really scared and it hurts to go to the washroom to pee. Am I just being over worried? Is bleeding after intercourse was done normal?

    • Yes normal. However pain during urination could mean a urinary tract infection which can happen after sex. For this, you should see your doctor.

  96. Melanie Rogers

    Me and my boyfriend have sex regularly. I am on the pill and we always still pull out or use a condom. We try our best to be safe during sex but regardless I am always on the pill faithfully. Lately Ive been having some weird symptoms and I dont know if they mean antyhing or if I am just freaking myself out.

    Sometimes during sex I bleed a little and for a few minutes after but it is never anything major and after wiping a few times it tends to stop but nothing ever hurts during sex.

    also for about a month now I have been abnormally dry “down there” during sex. what could be the cause of that? is it anything to be worried about?

    & lastly I had a period about three weeks ago. I spotted last week for about 2 days around the time of ovulation & It was barely noticeable. Today I spotted heavy for like an hour, I had thought I was getting my period early, but then it stopped. What is the cause of this? is this normal at all? what problems could be occuring?

    keep in mind I have been super stressed between schooling and just life the past week or so.
    what do you think is going on with me???

    please help me!

  97. i had a baby 3.5months ago and yesterday my husband and i had very rough sex. WHEN I stood up from bed after i started to bleed and have been bleeding ever since and my abdomine is sore and its painful to try and pee and this morning my stomach is itchy. Shoukd i be worried? Im only 19

  98. My boyfriend and I had rough sex and the day after I bled for a few days. It went away and back to normal in about 3 days. We had sex again last night and I started bleeding again after. Theres no pain and blood only comes out when I use the bathroom. Ive been dating him for a year and this is the first time its ever happened. What could be happening!

  99. i had sex on Friday with my bf it was a bit rough and realized that i was bleeding still. its Sunday and i am still slightly bleeding

    • Sounds very normal to me. If it persists you need to rule out local causes of bleeding.

  100. I am on my 2nd week of birth control (which I haven’t taken in years). I am 28 years old and currently breastfeeding . I have had some spotting but also had pcb today.could this be normal?

  101. Hi I have a questions. I have been with the same man for 15 yrs. we both were each others first and only partners and I do go for early pal smears. I am 34 yrs old and period has always been normal. A week or so ago me and husband had sex for the first time in approx a month in a half. It was not rough or anything unusual. I felt no pain and had no bleeding immediately afterwards. Approximately 24 to 36 hrs after sex I noticed that I was spotting dark brown blood. It’s not every heavy and it is definitely coming from within so thinking it’s not from a tear or anything. The dark brown blood has been steady enough that I have to wear panty liners and I can see blood on it but I would not consider it heavy. Just light spotty flow. This is still continuing to have this dark brown dried blood for what’s going on the forth day. I have read so much info I don’t know what to believe and as we both have never strayed I can’t see it being a std. I do feel kinda bloated and like it’s my me steal cycle but not heavy enough or the same color and consistency as it is alway been and I just had my cycle approx 7-12 days ago. I am under a lot of stress so wondering if that could from stress or I have read it can be conception bleeding. We have not used any birth control for probably 6 year. Hoping you may be able to give me any idea or clue what is going on as this has never happened before
    Thanks

    • You need to rule out cervical or vaginal causes of bleeding. Eg polyps, CIN etc.

  102. I didnt hace se for about 7 months and now have a new sexual partner,he is bigger than what I’m used to…. Our first time he fingered me and it felt like he ripped the side, now when we have sex there is some spotting but yesterday there was a little more blood, I had my period about a week ago

  103. Hi Dr. We are trying to get pregnant started 03.01.13 my last period was on 02.20.13. Two days ago on the 02.10.13 after sex I noticed some pinkish/brown spotting, so I thought that means implantation has occurred. Next morning I wiped and there was more red blood, it has been like this for two days. Not enough to use a tampon. Should I be worried? Took pregnancy test its neg (but its too early to be positive. Im supposed to have my period in a week or so. What does this all mean? My periods are always normal 28-29 days. Please help.

    • Nothing to be worried about. Rule out cervical lesions. Repeat a pregnancy test if you are late for 2 weeks.

  104. Hi,
    My boyfriend and I had sex on Sunday night and after I was in a lot of pain. It was a very familiar feeling like a cyst rupturing and bleeding internally. (I’ve had this before) then last night we had sex and there was spot blood in my discharge from orgasm. After going to the bathroom and checking today there is no other sign of blood. My abdomen does feel odd or weird not painful but different. I’ve had ovarian cysts in the past but have never noticed blood. I am a little worried. Could a possibility be pregnancy? Could it be my cysts have become worse? I do not have insurance so I would like to wait to go to the doctor. I am thinking of having sex again tonight to see what happens. Is that a bad idea? Thank you in advance.

    • Impossible for pregnancy symptoms to come on so soon. Also if you really had a ruptured cyst you would be in hospital by now. Most likely you had trauma to the cervix during intercourse. Tell your BF not to go too deep.

  105. My fiance and i haven’t had sex in three months and we had long rough sex from behind sitting down and he is very big and long and it was painful at the time we are also at very different height levels his 6’2 mines 4’10 that friday night everything was fine then that sunday morning i started feeling first having the argue to pee and a stinking feeling the the following day on sunday evening i the pain got worst and it hurted every time i peed and as my bladder was almost empty i had this horrible pain and today when i work up the pain had stopped but tonight the pain has come back and his hurting very badly of curse i have been drinking plenty of water since sunday
    i noticed that near my hole there i one extra sore spot that bleeds when touched i think it might have been too rough and now my hole is raw and that spot is tore tissue

    • Sounds more like a bladder infection. Please see your doctor for treatment.

  106. Hi! I had unprotected sex three nights ago, I’ve been having bleeding. It started two days ago. I’m really curious about what it could be. It started out just a little, but today it got somewhat heavy. If you know of what it might be; that’d be great!

  107. hello, i had sex for the first time 4 days ago(march 9) and a day later about midday i saw a small drop of pinkish blood, i assumed it was my period. but it is still going on, still small but i am worried i might be pregnant because my nipples also are kinda tender. please help!

    • It is more likely due to the torn hymen. It is not possible to have pregnancy symptoms just 4 days after sex even if it did get you pregnant. It takes time for the embryo to implant and for the hormones to rise to a level that will cause symptoms.

  108. My girlfriend is on a birth control and has been experiencing spotting for more then a month, and havent had sex in about a month but this week she has completly stopped bleeding and after sex she has discovered that she is bleeding again. what could be the reason for this to be happening? Could it be something real serious? Please help

    • Sounds like she needs to change her contraceptive medication. Please bring her to see her ObGyn.

  109. Rough sex.then a small.amount of blood.oñ his penis and i.wipe. Then i wipe some like stones. Whats going on?

  110. Small amout.of.blood when i wipe

  111. I have been on Depo Provera for 11 years. Never had a period. My next shot was due on 23rd February 2013, but I decided not to go as my husband and I are TTC. After intercourse I started bleeding but it was light pink. It’s been three that I am off and last night after intercourse is was a lot of bright red blood, this morning nothing. What could be the cause of this?

  112. I have been on Depo Provera for 11 years. Never had a period. My next shot was due on 23rd February 2013, but I decided not to go as my husband and I are TTC. Recently after intercourse I started bleeding but it was light pink. It’s been three that I am off the shot and last night after intercourse it was a lot of bright red blood, this morning nothing. What could be the cause of this?

    • Most likely the thin layer of endometrium left by the Depo Provera that is shedding. Think of it as a mini period. You also need to exclude local causes of bleeding like cervical lesions.

  113. Yesterday my boyfriend and I were having rough sex and he noticed that I was bleeding and it was a bright red colour heavily, we stopped and I went to the washroom to clean up and it stopped in about twenty minutes. A couple hours later we had sex again and I started to bleed again even harder this time and it still hasn’t stopped and I can’t keep up with the flow of blood coming out. This has never happened to me before and I’m worried. What could this be?

    • Probably a vaginal tear but you need to rule out cervical lesions like polyps or pre-cancer. It could also be due to remnant blood in the uterus that was ‘pumped’ out during intercourse.

  114. adriana

    Hello doc. Two nights ago me nd my husband had sex nd I ecperienced a sharp painful pain. After sex I felt discomfort. The next day I started bleeding nd have been since then. Its been about three days. The blood is heavy with plenty of clots. O nd I had just came off my period about 4 days prior to my situation. What can b happining?

    • Sounds like a vaginal tear. If it does not clear up in a few days please see your doctor.

  115. Hi I over the last 3 weeks I have experienced bleeding after sex, the first time I notices I had bright red blood about 15 minutes afterwards and this time I have brown blood which started during sex. I have also been experiencing some pain in the side of my stomach. I used to have really heavy periods which lasted up to 7 days and was really embarrassed to even go to school because they were so heavy. I am now on the pill which has made my periods lighter. Could you please give me some advice on why you think I have been bleeding during sex. I have made and appointment to see my GP thanks

    • The most important things you need to rule out are cervical lesions like polyps and pre-cancers. Otherwise, it is probably due to some minor abrasions in the vagina.

  116. I started nuvaring about 2weeks ago on the first day of my period this month. Ive yet to stop my period! I have always been VERY regular, having my period last 6 days. It has now been 10 days that Ive bled. It seems to be VERY light during the day, although at night when we have sex it begins like a regular period but not with red blood-its brown blood like when my period first starts or ends. Any ideas about what this could be?

    • Very expected side effect with Nuvaring. Takes about 3 months to settle down.

  117. Hi, Doctor.

    I’m 35 years old with a history of abnormal pap smears, typically displaysia. I’ve had a colposcopy numerous times, never a need to go beyond that. I was put on Lupron for bleeding in 2007 for 6 mos on then off due to bone thinning/loss and unbearable side effects. My GYN then put me on Seasonique. I went off of Seasonique in July of 2012, I had 4 periods a year, still very heavy and painful (heavy clotting, has been this way since my first period). Well, in September I had a 3 week long period and then never bled again…I had sex one time, which I spotted after. I’ve bled after sex for the past several years, but went through a separation and had no sex.

    Unfortunately, I was raped by two men and due to the nature of the assault, bled very heavily.

    I had a tubal ligation in 2001 after an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy caused a ruptured tube, they said I was at high risk due to scar tissue. So I know I’m not pregnant (cut and burnt).

    I’ve admittedly not had a pap in two years, but the last was normal. I am negative for all STD’s, including HPV. My paps have been abnormal/shown pre-cancerous lesions since my first pap, with a few normal results here and there.

    I have a history of severe endometriosis, which I’ve had surgery for, in addition to uterine fibroids and polyps. I also have endosalpingiosis (I think I spelled that right). Lastly, I have issues with hemorrhagic cysts (ovary). The Lupron seemed to help with the cysts, as I’ve only had 1-3 a year since treatment.

    I’ve dealt with incapacitation periods since I was 14 or so. Now my period has vanished. I’ve only had sex 3 times in the past year, one of those times involved the rape (which condoms were used in all cases, thank goodness).

    I am afraid my luck has run out, and the stopping of the period may mean something bad. The blood after sex is usually pink or dark red, and only requires a panty liner. Sometimes has some tissue in it, and subsides in 2-4 days.

    I am a smoker (5-10 cigarettes per day). I do not take any drugs, and I don’t drink. I am height and weight proportionate and otherwise relatively healthy. The only weird thing I’ve noticed since this happened is a weird rash on my right breast, almost like two bug bites that look like they’ve been scratched off; except I didn’t have bug bites. They’re two small red scabbed over itchy spots. That’s about it.

    I moved to Northern Kentucky 6 months ago, and haven’t established any primary care doctors here. I know I should. :)

    What could be the cause of my period stopping, and the bleeding after sex (which the second part is “normal” for me)?

    Thank you kindly for your time.

    • I meant to say incapacitating/debilitating periods, autocorrect on my phone changed it.

      • You typed all of that on your phone?! You are a very patient person indeed and with nimble fingers.

    • First let me say that I really empathize with what you have had to go through. Let me summarize: Your 2 major concerns are amenorrhea (last period Sep 2012) and post-coital bleeding. You have been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia. Your last PAP smear was 2 years ago. You have had bialteral tubal ligation secondary to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. You have been tested for STDs. You have endometriosis with haemorrhagic cysts. You have uterine fibroids and polyps. You have been on Luponr (GnRH analog) and Seasonique (OCP) but have been off them for quite a while. My 2 cents worth: You need another PAP smear soon. Although there are many possible benign causes of post-coital bleeding, for you we need to be especially wary of pre-cancer of the cervix. As for the amenorrhea, my suspicion is that it is due to a hormonal issue. Maybe thyroid or prolactin. Either way, you would need to see a doctor for some tests.

  118. Victoria

    Hello Dr. Tan

    So recently I had sex that was rough during some moments. Afterwards I noticed bleeding, which subsided once I cleaned myself up. I have tears or lacerations on the outside and slightly on the inner labia..the one that’s near my vaginal opening is pretty deep and painful. I don’t even know how it got like that bc I didn’t feel it ripping at the time. I placed witch hazel pads on it and even cleaned it with peroxide and I put Vaseline over it to avoid friction. Today I noticed some bumps that look sort of like small blisters.. Yesterday I put a bit of triple antibiotic on it because of how close it is to my rectum, but I’m not thinking that’s a good idea! Any idea on these blister like bumps?, there are about three or four of them scattered on the same side as the deeper laceration. Lastly I noticed that I have inflamed lymph nodes in my groin area..one on each side. I’m embarrassed to go to the doctor simply because of the way it looks down there after the lacerations! What do You think of the bumps an how long does it usually take for these types of lacerations to heal?? :( ps I was tested for herpes with my routine exam in January. All if my results were negative; otherwise healthy.

    • The moment you describe the bumps as ‘blisters’ we automatically think Herpes. However, it is impossible for me to give you any kind of diagnosis with regards to the bumps without actually seeing them. Like it or not, you need to see a doctor for that. The lacerations might take up to a week or even 10 days to heal.

  119. Please help. My girl and I had sex last nite and we have a very active sex life. Anyways I Layed behind her which she loves but we switched sides and I went in hard and fast and I hit something hard with my penis. She was bleeding a little and is still bleeding. Please tell me what I may have hit and why its bleeding? I hit it twice that I felt. Please help??

    • You hit the cervix. It could be bleeding because of trauma, polyp, pre-cancer or cancer.

  120. My boyfriend and i have sex on a very very regular basis, I had sex with my boyfriend last night and bled afterwards. I have never bled after sex even when I lost my virginity. I have woken up this morning and havent bled anymore overnight. Should I be worried?

    • Most likely just a vaginal tear or abrasion. Make sure you get your regular PAP smear just in case it is a cervical lesion.

  121. Hello

    I am on the low dose combined pill. I have a long distance boyfriend who I meet after every 6 months. Every time we meet, after the first sex that we have, I have quite a lot of bleeding. The bleeding goes away from the second time we have intercourse. But this happens whenever we meet after a long time. Also, recently I am getting bloody streaks in my vaginal discharge for about 3 weeks now (very slight) and I read somewhere online that both are symptoms of cervical cancer. (During the last cycle I did delay taking the pill but only slightly, may be once one hour late and two or three times 15 mins late). I am freaking out, could you please help.

    • You are right. These are signs of a local source of bleeding on the cervix. Hopefully it is not actual cancer but only pre-cancer or even better just a polyp. Either way, you should see your doctor as soon as you can.

      • But does cervical cancer develop only to people who have HPV. Because I have had only a single partner who has also been only with one partner that is me. And this is for sure. So what could be the reason for this? Will it get worse if I wait for a week as my gynaecologist is out of country for that long

        • By the way I am just 23

        • There is a strong link between HPV and cervical cancer. However, since there are many stains of HPV, some of which cannot be tested for, there may be situations that it appears that a woman develops cervical cancer without detectable HPV infection. If you really have cervical cancer then the earlier you see a doctor the better.

  122. Lance Chua

    Hi, my gf bleed after we intercourse and her
    Menses did not come for two month. Can you tell me what is it?

  123. Hi I’m 21 years old. I currently take progesterone only birth control. Ive had two children and I’ve only been with one partner in 4 years. Im asking for an opinion because my regular doctor can only fit me in next month. so, We are active in our sex life and I’ve experienced bleeding after intercorse. I had my period a normal 7 days. Had intercorse (nothing rough) the day after and I continued to bleed like I was still on my period for two days. I stopped completely from bleeding. And I had sex again (Again not rough, no pain ) after I used the restroom and I didn’t see anything wrong. The next morning I woke up to use the restroom and as I got up I felt gushing and I had moderate bleeding. Today I woke up after that and I had heavy bleeding. A lot heavier than most of my periods ( mind you I had a tampon also and the bleeding ran through that and on my leg ). I’m worried but I’m hoping its my birth control. I’m wondering if I should wait till its gone or go to the emergency room. I’m also having slight cramps. Help !

    • Progesterone only pills are notorious for casuing irregular bleeding. You are right that this is most likely the cause of your symptoms.

  124. Ophelia

    Hello,
    My first and only partner of four years and I always have rough sex and I almost always bleed. Even if I don’t feel any discomfort or slight pain from the rough sex or any sex I end up bleeding a bit. The bleeding never comes from the outside but from the inside of my vaginal walls. Do the minor tears scar? And if so dies it build up and could it cause any complications for me in the future.
    There is also a 50% chance that I can be a carrier of hemophilia. I am not sure of this yet because I have not been genetically tested for it. If I am a carrier could that have some cause in the bleeding from rough sex?

    • The vaginal mucosa is very resilient and heals well after tears or abrasions. It does not scar and will not lead to long term complications. Carriers of the haemophilia gene do not have bleeding tendencies.

  125. Hi my boyfriend and I had sex tonight and it was pretty rough. I’ve been noticing some blood for the last few hours, and I haven’t been on my period for 3 weeks. This is the first time it’s happened. I’m not in any pain right now, and it doesn’t hurt when I urinate. What could be the problem?

  126. Hi
    I am 33, been with the same partner for 12 years
    I am off my pill for 2 years as trying to conceive
    I have been told i have 1 blocked fallopian tube and am waiting to start ivf
    My period is due in 2 days
    2 days ago i has sex and was bleeding during sex, i went to the toilet, wiped and there was more blood.
    I wore a towel but there was no more blood and still nothing
    This does not happen everytime i have sex but has happened before …. Pls help

  127. nbutler427

    I am 46. In Feb I had what I believe was an annovulatory cycle for the first time that I recall. I had some blood for 18 days. 27 days later I got my periodand it seemed back to normal though it was 3 days instead of 4.My libido went into overdrive where in Feb I had none. 2 days post period I had sex with no issues.4 days post I had sex again and started bleeding during. Bright red thin blood. It stopped a few hours later.Neither gentleman were rough and are average size. I had no pain at all.Is this the start of menopause?

    • Does not sound like menopause. For the bleeding, you need to exclude cervical and endometrial pathologies.

  128. 50yrs old, had intercourse with new partner, March 16, 6 times in 8 hours. I still have regular period, last one March 7. I have recurrent UTI’s and took care of that, but yesterday after a week of having sex I had a brownish spotting, still have it today. There’s a little burning sensation inside.

    • Probably just abrasions. I assume you get regular PAP smears and they have all been OK. If not, see your doctor for a cervical exam.

  129. To add:no foul smell, just blood smell.

  130. have problem. never had any abnormal symptoms during, before or after sex. but recently, bled during sex with my husband.had no pain, no burning sensation, stopped right after sex. it was in the woman on top position. subsequently repeated sex in the missionary pose. bleeding didnt take place.am afraid. is it cancer? i am 30. no issues. we want to start a family now.please help.

    • You need to rule our cervical lesions. Cancer is always a possiblity.

    • hello doctor. could my episode be one of vaginal tear. the bloody discharge had i big blood streak. my husband and i meet once in 2 weeks due to reasons of employment. this time we met after a gap of 3 weeks. the first intercourse had this bloody discharge. it was alittle vigorous, not too much though, in the woman on top position. we repeated right after that in a gap of 20 minutes, in missionary pose, it didnt occur. could it be a polyp? what are the causes of cervical lesiobs as suspected by you? does ultrasound of lower abdomen detect all these problems? please help. thanks a lot.

  131. Hello Dr.Tan

    I am an asian woman, i had intercourse 2 days ago with a black man, he was big and would not fit, we tried a couple of times and stopped. It was very painful, it hurt more than giving my virginity. I couldn’t remove my bowels the whole day after. And today, i had diarrhea(might have a little bit of food poisoning) and have started bleeding a little. (Very light pink) it’s 11 days too early to be my period. I have never had bleeding before. Should I go to the doctor right away, or shall i wait a couple of days and see what happens?

    Thank you so much.

    • I used a tampon, just incase it was period being early but no blood there. Now i wanna pee constantly and there’s blood when i pee. Have no idea whats going on so scared. Please help.

      • The bleeding from your vagina is problaby due to a tear. Give it a few days to heal. The need to pee constantly and blood in the pee signifies a urine infection. Please see your doctor to get treated for that.

  132. I had sex with my boyfriend who I have been with for 2 years now, No STI’s. But the last 2-3 times I have bled not a lot a atal and it has been a little bit dry, Also my stomach hurts afterwards I’m really worried, Thanks.

    • Most likely just a vaginal tear. However since you have abdominal pain, you need to rule out an infection.

  133. sangeeta

    I married one year ago. Since then we are not having any problem. But 4 days before i found blood during the intercourse. I thought it is period but they are gone about two week ago.And also it is bright red,no smell,no pain (during or after),and stopped after intercourse.
    Again after three days we did again, this time again same thing happened,that happens so normally that we cannot observed during intercourse, but found lots of red blood after that. Plz tell me is there any problem in me??? I also want to tell you that i never faced any gynic problem since start of my period,still they are very regular,also no itching etc. I never took any birth control also,we prefer to use condoms.

    • I think it is important for you to rule out any local causes of bleeding like a cervical polyp.

  134. I started my period on 3-12-2013 ended 3-16-2013. My bf and I have had intercourse about 3 times since my period end, but yesterday after one of our encounters I noticed that after wiping there was a pink stain on the toilet paper. The spotting lasted for the rest of the day. He has a large what he calls Chilli Willie. I realized that I’m on my fertile window. My question here is what might have caused me to bleed…could it have been his size cause I’m not use to it…could it have been that I’m on my fertile window…could it be cause my period just ended….

    • All of the above. It could be ovulatory bleeding, vaginal abrasions or left over period blood. Either way, no cause for concern.

  135. oh and my ovaries hurt…cramping…pain on my right ovary…ouch…could I be ovulating…

  136. After my last pap I had some bleeding and spotting for a few days. It had never happened before but I figured it was from the exam – I did feel a pinch. Now I am spotting or bleeding after sex with my husband. It usually lasts only a day if that, but I am having slight pinching in my belly now and am lightly spotting – without having had sex. I am on the pill and about 2 weeks from my period.

    Never had an abnormal pap, or really any spotting other than when I was pregnant and one other time which turned out to be nothing after extensive tests. My dr is cautious with me as he was my mothers dr and she had both breast and ovarian cancers

    Could this be from a cut I received during the pap? Im not due for a check up for a few months and wont have insurance for another month – I cannot afford costly tests that I know my dr will want to do.

    • I assume the last PAP that you did was also normal. Yes it could be from an abrasion on the cervix. Give yourself some time to heal before having intercourse again. Or ask your husband not to go so deep as to hit your cervix.

  137. thank you!

  138. Hi dr tan,
    I am 18 and I lost my virginity two months ago. My last period was march 11-14 and three days after that I had mild sex unprotected with my boyfriend but it wasn’t really what I would consider rough. My boobs were sore during that time. I guess from my period. But anyways, then on the 25th of march I had a severe cramp in my lower abdomen. Then the next day I had very rough sex with my boyfriend unprotected. I am not on birth control , but two days later I had started to notice pinkish/ somewhat brownish blood but it was only a little bit. Then the next day (28th) I had crimson red blood that was very heavy. I used a tampon because I have had a period twice in the same month before. But I do have cramps and still bleeding but only a little bit right now. I was weak and dizzy today maybe due to losing blood and somewhat nauseated from stressing over this. I do not think its implantation bleeding but maybe my cervix because when we did have sex he did do deep penetration and he is rather large. It was very unpleasant and most definitely uncomfortable. Please help me with this. Thanks in advance! By the way I recently had a Pap smear on the 21st and everything was good.

    • Yes it could be a cervical tear. However, it actually sounds more like DUB to me. You should speak to your ObGyn about taking combined oral contraceptive pills.

  139. Hello, I am 27 years old and had sex for the first time about 2 months ago. Since then, me and my boyfriend have had sex about 10 more times. Every time we do, penetration is pretty painful and I bleed after we’re done (not much, but when I wipe there is fresh, red blood and then the next morning a little pinkish tinge). Could the problem be vaginal dryness? I always orgasm before intercourse, and I have noticed that after I do I am no longer lubricated. Should I see a doctor now or wait for my annual in June? Thank you.

    • It does sound like vaginal abrasions which are worse when you are dry. Try using a good lubricant.

  140. Hi Doctor,
    I’m having a new sexual partner and just had sex with him directly in the end day of my period. (There was almost no blood in the morning so we had sex in the afternoon), and during the sex intercourse I start to bleed, nothing feeling of hurt, but the blood is red/dark red. He’s a little rough and in a bit big size to me, so I just want to know what might cause me bleeding.
    p.s (The bleeding still spots a bit since we had sex to now(2 days ago), and I recognize the spotting blood became dark brown, it’s like period’s blood but I am still worry about it.)

    Thanks for the help in advance!!

    • Probably some remnant period blood that was forced out during sex.

  141. jennerz23

    I recently had sex with my partner. The sex lasted a couple hours and at times rough.we did use lube throughout the sex. After we were done , I noticed bleeding. I had some large clots and dizzness with it. The bleeding has continued for 2 days, I’m a little sore. I’ve never bleed after sex. My last period was two weeks ago. It was late but it came medium to heavy in nature. We used the pull out method. What is going on?

  142. hi doc… my menstruation started last march 21 and ended march 23… 3 days only… the next day we went to the beach and accidentaly i got wet wearing a napkin on it… the next day 24 i started to feel vaginal itchyness but no discharges…. it went on and off for how many days… i consulted ob gyne she said it was just normal because of irrittaion due to swimming… on 27 me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex…. and now march 31, i had a vaginal spotting brownish in color… There is stain in my underwear even in my pads but its not that heavy… what is this? could u pls help me! tnxs

  143. hi doc… my menstruation started 21 and ended 23… on 24 we went to the beAch and accidentaly i swam with napkin… on the next day i had vaginal itchyness… i consulted ob gyne according to her it was normal due to irritation and encouraged me to wash it with warm water…. on 27 i had unprotected sex and now march 31, i am having vaginal spotting brownish discoloration…. not on continous basis… what is this? pls help me.

  144. Kaitlin

    I had vaginal intercourse two days ago and yesterday I started bleeding really heavy but I just got done having a period a couple of weeks ago, today I am bleeding even more, I am using a new tampon every 10 mins and blood still goes everywhere, I have experienced really bad pain in my left ovarie on and off as well. I don’t know if I should go to the dr.

    • Sounds like Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding. You definitely should see your doctor. Excessive blood loss is potentially very dangerous. You can get an injection of progesterone to stop the bleeding. You might also need to go on a combined oral contraceptive to stabilize your periods for a while.

  145. My period completely ended the day before yesterday. Today I had sex for my boyfriend (and I have been sexually active for almost 3 years now) and I suddenly started bleeding BRIGHT red. At first it was a lot of blood, more blood than I would normally see for my period, but after a while it has slowed down. Now it is just spotting, but it’s still the extreme bright red. I would prefer to not have to go to the doctor. During intercourse I felt a slightly sharp pain, but now the pain is almost all gone (although I do still feel something) what do you think it could be??

    • Sounds like a vaginal tear or remnant period blood. I get very uncomfortable when you say you prefer not to go to a doctor. I hope you are not taking this forum as a substitute for medical consultations. This forum is only for the provision of information and should NOT be take as medical advice.

  146. shawne

    Hi, I’ve had the Mirena placed since May of 2012 and noticed that I started to bleed after my husband and I had intercourse this week. I do not get periods anymore have not had one for almost 4 months. The bleeding only happened once and stopped about 5 minutes after it started. Nothing abnormal has happened before hand. Is there any ideas

    • You need to rule out cervical pathologies. Otherwise it could just be the thin layer of endometrium that is shedding and pumped out during the intercourse.

  147. shawne

    Also, I’ve had the same as Gabby, a little cramping in my ovary

  148. Hi Doctor Tan,

    I’m concerned because I am now finding sexual intercourse painful. My boyfriend is large in girth. I see slight blood every time I wipe, but now I’m feeling like within seconds, it feels like sandpaper is burning my insides. We ensure there is foreplay, use condoms and make sure everything is super lubed, yet still nothing is working. Any suggestions? What should I do?

    Please help!

    • Give yourself some time to fully heal before having sex again. Continue to use a good lubricant (silicon lubricants provide better lubricating effect than water based ones). Tell your BF to go slow when entering you.

  149. Hi drtan,

    I tried looking this up but I could not find anything to answer my questions. My boyfriend and I have been having regular sex, not rough or anything along those lines, but the past couple times my natural lubricant has been a brownish or pink color. I have a slightly irregular period and was supposed to have my period 7 days ago but have not had it yet. My natural lubricant during sex is also thicker than usual. Any regular discharge I have seems normal in terms of color, but it also seems thicker as well. I was wondering if you can inform me as to what I am experiencing. I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you.

    • You probably have a mild hormonal imbalance that is causing both your irregular periods and your other symptoms. This can be easily fixed by going on contraceptive pills. Of course this is not mandatory. Make sure you get your regular PAP smears to rule out the possibilty of cervical lesions.

  150. I had a abortion almost 2months ago and i came on my period the 12th of march than again on the 27th but this time my wasnt the same it lasted for 3 days no cramps lite bleeding and every since than when i have sex i bleed not alot but the first time it was light red the second time bright red now im scared to have sex until my doctors appointment or until i no whats wrong with me

    • Probably just an an-ovulatory bleed as your body tries to readjust after the termination. Be patient. I do not think there is anything for you to be too concerned about.

  151. Morgan

    I had rough sex about 4 days ago. When we were having sex I think I felt him hit my cervix. It was very uncomfortable and we stopped for a bit then started again. A day later I started bleeding heavily. I am on my 4th day of bleeding and it still hasn’t let up at all and is just as heavy as the first day along with a few cramps. What could this be?

    • Tears, abrasions, cervical lesions, infections. Please see your doctor.

  152. Cherise

    Hi,
    I had sex with my husband on valentines day and I had a lot of pain and bled for 6 days I went to the dr and had a pap had std tests and it all looked normal. He said I was probably starting my period.. Now I had sex 4 days ago for the first time since February and the next day I started bleeding again and still am. I have another apt to see a doctor in a week but should I be concerned??

    • You have already ruled out cancer and infections. There is really not much else to be worried about. Probably cervical/vaginal tear.

  153. Dr tan,

    I am 22 years old. I had my period on 03/16/13 until 03/21/13.. On 03/28 I had some pretty rough sex that lasted about 1 hour or more. About 2 days later, I started to bleed lightly and it has been going on for about 4 days now. But it has been getting lighter. I have been on the pill for about 4 or 5 months now, and I am pretty good and taking it on time. For the past 2 weeks, I have taken my pill about an hour or 2 late everyday. When we had sex, he started with a condom but took it off to continue, and ejaculated on my stomach. Could I possible be pregnant?!

    • It is possible to get pregnant even if you are on the pill and even if you did not miss any pills. It is also possible to get pregnant even if your partner ejaculated outside of you. I do not think it is likely that you are pregnant but it is certainly possible.

    • mercy03

      i having sex today and i have red spotting in my panty i get hurt after sex. I take pills everyday. It is normal or no?

      • drtan

        Pain and bleeding after sex could be due to vaginal abrasions. However, it could also be due to more sinister things like an infection or cervical lesion. If this persists you should see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  154. Angela

    I had sex on feb 10th. no sex until march 25th. I did not bleed since the feb 10th sex. except masturbation(no penetration, bright red blood) a few times. now im bleeding heavily and its really dark red.
    i had a pap smear since feb 10th. nothing abnormal, all neg. no std or HIV or cancer.
    I dont know the problem.
    i am on depoprovera birth control for 1 year. when i told my doctor that he laughed and said it can take 6 months to even out. i told him it has been a year and he changed the subject.
    what do i do now, since my dr laughed at me???

    • Angela

      btw i have been with the same guy for 1.5 years problems only for 8 months. never before. been on depo before. no problems

    • It is good that you have ruled out cancer and STDs. The fact is we expect irregular bleeding with Depo-Provera. Many things can affect the hormonal balance including diet. You might want to switch to a combined oral contraceptive which will give you more regular periods.

  155. I did not have sex for a while almost a year. I got a boyfriend a few months ago and 3 days ago was our first time having sex. We had unprotected sex. But he said he didn’t cum inside of me. Today I woke up with a bit of pain in my stomach, I went to the restroom and notice a light red blood stain when I wiped. I know its not my period. So what is it? Is this normal? Or should I be worried?

    • Could just be some abrasion/tears in the vagina or cervix. You also need to rule out cervical pathologies like polyps and pre-cancers.

  156. I had my hymen broken this morning by my boyfriend and now Im bleeding heavy. How long will the bleeding last? And it hurts when I walk, Is that normal?

  157. Victoria

    Hello Doctor,

    A few days ago I had fairly rough sex with my boyfriend and noticed some bleeding afterwards. It was bright red and after I had cleaned myself up, It seemed to stop. This has happened to me before and when it did I went to my gyno and was diagnosed with Chlamydia. My partner and I were both treated and waited a week after to have sex. My question is, is it possible that I could still have a chlamydia infection? I’ve also heard that std infection could lead to pelvic inflammatory disease..is bleeding a symptom of that? It has only happened the one time and it has been nearly a month since we were treated. What could this be?

    • Victoria

      Also, when I went in the bleeding, I got a pap smear and the results came back normal. I am also on the pill but have never had any sort of bleeding before.

    • You need to get a test of cure for Chlamydia. There is always a chance that the treatment did not work. Bleeding can be a symptom of PID however, PID also usually causes discharge and pain. Your symptoms sound more like an abrasion.

  158. Andrea

    I have genital herpes. Whenever my husband and i have sex my cervix splits and it hurts for about a week. I use to be on birth control. When i stopped my cycles became extremely irregular. I didn’t have one for eight months. Then a three month break. Now they come every month. I get painful cramps at random times unrelated to my cycle. Every so often the cramps are so bad I can’t create a bowel movement. I don’t have insurance or a regular doctor.

  159. I haven’t had sex in a long time, like 2 months, my husband was deployed and returned home. He was very gentle the first couple times we had intercourse, but last night he was very rough and I bled bright red. It stopped as soon as we stopped, and hasn’t returned. What could cause this? My period is due on April 20th.

  160. victoria

    So i had a normal monthly period, had stopped bleeding for about 4 days. Then me and my bf had sex and i noticed after that there was blood on me. It was more of a brownish blood tho and now the next day its there when i wipe or have a lil discharge. Kinda scared. What could be the problem? Could it be serious?

    • Probably just some remnant blood in the uterus that has been pumped out by the intercourse.

      • victoria

        Ok. So nothin to be worried about? And if i have abnormal hormones that go crazy all of the time and can’t seem to get pregnant what would be the best way to straight my hormones out? I don’t really want to be on birth control but I do want my hormones to be normal. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

      • victoria

        Ok. So nothin to be worried about? And if i have abnormal hormones that go crazy all of the time and can’t seem to get pregnant what would be the best way to straight my hormones out? I don’t really want to be on birth control but I do want my hormones to be normal. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

        • Sorry for the delayed reply. Because of the way WordPress is set up it is very difficult for me to follow a conversation thread. Please post this on http://www.askdtan.com. On that forum it will be much easier for us to have a back and forth.

      • Hi my husband and i got an intercourse last night and suprisingly when he climaxed there’s a blood its not from his sperm and as far as i know i had my period last month im irreg but then after that sex i notice nothing from my urine no trace of any blood after that sex.. What is it? Now no signs of menstruation either to follow on the bleeding..

  161. After sex his discharg. Has blood in it…

  162. Hi doctor okay here’s the thing I had sex Sunday Monday Tuesday and Wednesday but made sure every time he wore a condom, later Friday night I had some bright red and brown discharge I took plan b just to be safe. Today am only bleeding a little bit with minor cramps. But the bleeding is pretty much stopped. What do you think this is?

  163. Meesha

    Dr. Tan
    During sex with my boyfriend today we both noticed I seemed wetter than normal. After sex I went to the bathroom and before urinating I wiped myself and noticed quite a bit of bright red blood. I then saw that it was on the sheets. Sex was not rough and I do not have any pain other than very little cramping.?Now 6hrs later I am still spotting. What could have caused this? I have a Mirena which sometimes causes spotting but has never been bright red. I’m not due for my period for another week.

    • It is not uncommon to have some irregular bleeding with the Mirena. The other obvious explanation is vaginal abrasions and tears. Cervical growths like polyps and pre-cancer can also lead to this issue. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  164. victor

    i had sex before 1 month and my GF is not having her period we are worried about that. we had an unprotected sex can we have any suggestion to get her period normally by any natural treatment or any medication

  165. Brittany

    I have been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend for a while now. I am on the pill (I have taken some later than the time I set to take it everyday and I think I’ve forgotten one this month), but I took my last one yesterday, and had sex that night. I usually don’t get my period until the 4th day on my placebo pills.This morning when I woke up and went to the washroom, I noticed bright red blood on the toilet paper(sorry tmi, I know) and a black clot. Why is this? Is this normal?

    • Brittany

      Also forgot to mention, I only noticed bleeding on the toilet paper. (small amount) And then was gone.

    • Could just be abrasions from the intercourse. You need to be more consistent with your pills. Missing even one will lead to a risk of pregnancy and will make your bleeding irregular. The other problem we always think of when a woman bleeds after sex is cervical issues like polyps and pre-cancer. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  166. Tae'lor

    Hi there, my boyfriend and I had sex Sunday night. This is the 2nd time I’ve ever had sex, and it was with a condom but it hurt more than the first time, it had been.four Weeks since the last time we had.sex, but this time, I had a little light blood. What does this mean?? :( please help.

    • It means your hymen was not completely broken the first time. Don’t worry about it. It will get better. Next time make sure you are sufficiently lubricated. If this carries on you might develop vaginismus. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  167. Gabriella

    Hi , every time me and my boyfriend have foreplay I bleed afterwords, its starting to upset me as I dont want to do anything anymore for fear of bleeding. Also it sometimes feels like im buring when we have fore play ,ive tried lube and his nails are short what does this mean ?

    • You have to be more specific by what you mean by ‘foreplay’. I am assuming you mean he inserted his finger into your vagina. Bleeding and burning does sound like an injury in your vagina. It may even indicate a problem with your cervix. I think you should see your doctor for an internal exam. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  168. Britney

    my boyfriend and I were messing around and he was fingering me (I was expecting my period for a couple of days) and when he stopped there was blood on his fingers, we figured that my period had started, but that night I had only spotted a little brown discharge then it stopped the next day. then I started stopping lightly and slowly again today, is it my period? help?

    • Britney

      *spotting

    • Yes it does sound like your period. But there is always the possibility of cervical problems like polyps and pre-cancer. Make sure you get your regular PAP smears and speak to your doctor about the HPV vaccine. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  169. Elise B

    I am honestly not sure where to start, I have been having a lot of issues with bleeding. My cycles have always been irregular. I had a Lep done when I was 16 had a baby at 23 and now I am 27. Sometimes there are long gaps between my period and sometimes I have one after another within a month or it seems to last for months on end. Also I notice that I bleed really heavy for a few days after sex. I have been to a hospital and doctors a few times now and all they seem to say is nothing is wrong.. I am so tired all the time as well.. I am at my wits end at this point. I have been bleeding for the last 12 days. After having sex and it was not rough or vigorous. Any suggestions?! What can I do to get my doctor to pay mind to my issues?

    • I really empathize with what you are going through. I am going to assume that the CIN you had has been taken care of by the LEEP and subsequent follow ups have been OK. Looking at your symptoms, it sounds to me like you have a hormonal imbalance. My guess would be a progesterone deficiency although this is purely a guess until you can get some blood work done. The problem is not all doctors believe that there is such a thing as progesterone deficiency. So you have to find a doctor who is willing to investigate you and treat if necessary. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  170. I had sex with my boyfi on monday when i noticed blood after a rough sex now am feeling some burning pin when urinating what could that be and the blood was for that period we had sex i mean one hr what might be wrong

    • Can i get pregnaant in that status wanted a baibe this month

    • The blood is probably from vaginal tears/abrasions. It could also be due to cervical problems like polyps or pre-cancer so make sure you are having regular PAP smears. The burning pain passing urine is due to a UTI which is common after sex. Drink lots of water. If it still does not go away you will need to see your doctor for some anti-biotics. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  171. i had rough sex Saturday morning and he ejaculated outside of the vagina. 5 mins after we had sex again and he ejaculated outside. the rest of day i had light red blood and some cramps the bleeding lasted 2 days with mild cramps. today is Tuesday and i started having mild cramps again. what could this be?

    • Probably just mild vaginal abrasions/tears. Make sure you are getting regular PAP smears because in the off chance this could be pre-cancer of the cervix. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  172. Miss. R

    Hi i have been with my bf for nearly a year both had sti’s testing and both are clear i have 2yearly pap smears and are also clear i have no uti’s but in the last month after we have sexual intercourse i start bleeding its not rough or anything if anything he is more gentle than usual. i also have the implanon bar in and have so for 4 years this is my second bar. from what we have determined is the bleeding is from me as it is on and off for a min of 24hours and lasts up to 72hours but it is not my normal period as i still get that every month on time for the same length of time.its bright then dark then bright again every time then goes to brownish mucas as if its the end of my period.. is there need for concern or not??

    thanx alot in advance

    • Well you have already ruled out everything that has to be ruled out. I think we can safely put this down to Implanon side effects. Nothing to be concerned with at all. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  173. Hi dr…. The problem is that I had normal sex last night and day next afternoon I started getting slight pain in my lower abdomen… And after 15 mins I started bleeding and the pain also increased.. As I’m 21 n married and I’m also hoping to get pregnant… Bt can’t get through because I bleed after every intercourse… Sometimes I do miss my periods also… I visited the gyno once and she told me to go for a sonography
    After examining the report she told me that m having hormonal problem… And prescribed some medicine for 3months.. Plz help me out doc…. I wana have a family… :-(

    • You have already seen a Gynae, already gone through the tests and already are on treatment. I do not see what else I can contribute. Continue to follow up with your Gynae and keep your fingers crossed.

  174. i had sex for the first time with my fiancee he just inserted a bit ans i bleeded heavily for 2 days yestrday and today i am not bleeding much u can say a little drop in my pad….i am worried when this bleeding will stop? doctor gave me medicine to control my bleeding my bleeding stopped to a good extent but its still there like a drop of blood can u plz tell me how much time will it take for my bleeding to stop completely? plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me

    • Sounds like too much bleeding for a torn hymen. Also you were not penetrated fully. So probably something else like DUB. You have already seen your doctor and he has already given you medicines. Since this has not worked and you are still worried, the logical thing to do is to see your doctor again. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  175. Hi,
    Okay so some background knowledge: i have always had protected sex and i have a contraceptive implant in my arm and i’m 19. Due to the implant i haven’t had my period for over a year and my doctor said that’s quite normal. However quite recently i had protected sex and i was bleeding afterwards which got me quite worried, at first i thought it was a random period although the net day the bleeding stopped. I’m fine now, but am unsure about what happened. There’s a lot of sites that suggest friction or lack of lubrication although at the time it didn’t feel like the sex was that rough..
    should i be worried? should i get a check up? or should i just disregard it and get worried if it happens again? (i have no other symptoms).
    Thanks!!

    • You can get abrasions in the vagina even if the sex was not rough and you did not feel any pain. The only other thing it could be is a local source of bleeding in the vagina or cervix like a cervical polyp. I think you need not be too concerned with this. Since you are now sexually active, please make sure you get your regular PAP smears. Also talk to your doctor about getting a HPV vaccine. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  176. Me and my boyfriend just started having sex. He’s my first time but I’m pretty sure he’s big. It never hurts when we have sex or even after but I still bleed for only a few hours after we have sex. I’m also pretty tight… should I be worried?

  177. Michelle

    Have a normal monthly period. Had sex last nite with my boyfriend. After sex i saw two dark red drops of blood on the bed. My period is due at the end of this month. What could be the problem?

  178. @nonymus

    Hi doc. M 23 year old..my periods are quite irregular, sometimes they come in 28 days, sometimes it might also take as long as 40-45 days…my last menstruation cycle was 30 days . From 14-17 day I had sex with myboyfriend after 6-7 months, second time in mylifetime and we used contraceptives as well as I had post sex pill..aftenearly one week of intercourse I experienced little bleeding like that in periods, but m worried coz it just 23rd day of my cycle and I haven’t ever experienced periods this early…m afraid I may not get pregnant…plss help me understand

    • This could be a side effect of the emergency contraceptive pill. However, we cannot 100% rule out pregnancy. The emergency pill is good but not foolproof. The simplest thing for you to do is to just get a pregnancy test. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  179. I was recently informed I had Chlamydia, I took the medication given to me.
    I waited a week and a day to have sexual I intercourse but just like when I had the symptoms
    I am bleeding again it’s not like clumps of blood but every time I wipe bright red blood comes out. Could it also be something other than Chlamydia?

    • I hope you also tested for the other STDs. If you have not you should. The other thing is you need to get another test for Chlamydia to make sure that the treatment worked. Finally and most importantly, you need to get your doctor to examine your cervix and do a PAP smear and preferably also a test for HPV. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  180. I havent had sex for 4 weeks and when I did 2 days ago I bled after I had no pain and didn’t even realise until I went to the toilet it was alot but it wasn’t hardly any either this worried me as I have never experienced this before it was not rough sex and I was in no pain or discomfort at all. Any help would be grateful thank you suzzie

  181. Question.
    I ended my period two weeks ago and I still have about 12 days until I get my next period. Yesterday I noticed very light spotting during the day. It went away for a while. I went to my boyfriends house And while we were having sex, there was blood- more blood than there was earlier. And now today there is very very little, if any. Any clue as to what this can be? I have an appointment tomorrow to check it out but still very nervous

    • I also got off birth control a couple months ago so I don’t know if it is just an abnormal cycle but it isnt enough blood to be a period.

    • Maybe ovulatory bleeding. But looking at the amount of blood, it could also be anovulatory bleeding. Either way nothing to be worried about. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  182. my lst period was mrch 24 for 7 days. my period is always late.
    weve been trying to conceive for 10 months that until we didnt make it.
    i had check up thrice and exams were made like ultrasound , the doctor said all were normal ovaries womb etc.. my lst check up was when i had spotting the dctor said i was ovulting.. thay ws on my 14-15th dy of cycle.
    the problems that im encountring are no sticky cervical mucus , my husbnd sperm is always leaking out even im on bed for 2-3 hours still when i stand move it is still leaking.. last my husband is taking 4 medicines morning and afternun as maintenance. he was hitted by a bus when he was in highschool and head operation was made to him.

  183. this week we had sex and after i noticed i had bleeding… my period will start next week. very worried bcoz i was not dry ..

  184. I just had sex recently for the first time.I wasn’t on my period for sure.I didn’t think my partner was particularly rough,but I started bleeding during sex,I also experienced some pain.I stopped bleeding later than night.I was just concerned because it seemed like a lot,and I expected it to not even be seen.I don’t want it do happen again the next time I have sex.If you can think of some reason for this,I would be so greatful.Thanks!

  185. My boyfriend and I had a lot of sex this past weekend after not seeing each other for a month. Normally when this happens after a few days of sex two to three times av day for a few days sex stats hurting a lot because I’m so sore. The last time we had sex it hurt a lot and I noticed I was bleeding a lot so I stopped. It’s been three days and I’m still bleeding, like I were having a light period. I take birth control and last week I skipped the period pills because I was going to see my boyfriend. I spotted for two days after that. The blog now is red and sometimes thick and brown. What is going on!?

    • Also, I don’t know if this is relevant but I have a cyst on my ovary that’s is supposedly being treated by the birth control.

    • Most likely the bleeding is due to abrasions or tears in the vagina. It could also be due to the fact that you missed the pill free week. Either way, the bleeding should stop in a few days. If it does not please see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  186. Hi! I am 21 years old. I had rough sex with a big guy last sunday night. It wasn’t my first time but my lower abdomen is still painful like it has a straight thunder inside my abdomen. There was no blood came out but it is just painful. i’ve been feeling it for almost 5 days.

    • Likely a tear. But from the way you describe the pain it could even be a laceration which needs to be surgically repaired. Best for you to visit your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  187. Sammy33

    Okay so I had my period about a week and a half ago but before that my boyfriend of 3 years and I had sex but three says ago I masturbated really hard with a toy and then I noticed I’ve been having a light brown discharge, I’m on birth control, could this just be the cause of a tear after masturbation?

  188. Lisa Peters

    Hello,
    I thought I’d try and get an answer on here as my local doctors is absolutely useless!

    It all started about six months ago. My partner is in the marines and so he goes away alot and we are only sexually active on the weekends or weeks he is back (few and far between). Anyway, right in the middle of intercourse there was alot of blood all over the sheets and on him. I assumed it was the pill which I had only recently started on (around christmas time 2012). However, I came off the pill and went to the doctors for a blood test – for which the results came back completely normal.

    Even after coming off the pill for a while, the problem still persits. I am bleeding everytime after intercourse and experiencing stomach cramps frequently (headaches too).

    I have found that after a few minutes into intercourse, that I am having to tell my partner to stop as it is becomming too painful and is very uncomfortable.

    After sex the bleeding tends to last for around 2-3 days. This is alot of blood – am having to change tampons every 2.5 hours.

    I am very scared and the doctors don’t seem to be very concerned at all. I am only 19!

    IS THIS NORMAL??? HELP!

    • 3 things come to mind. 1. The most likely scenario is that you have a cervical problem. Most likely a tear that has not healed. Each time you have sex, the wound opens and bleeds. It can also cause pain. Less likely are cervical polyps and pre-cancers. These do not cause pain and are rare in women your age. 2. It could be an infection of the pelvis. This makes the cervix very sensitive and will be painful when touched. This does not cause a lot of bleeding but is still possible. 3. You have Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding. This is due to a hormonal imbalance. Being on the pill actually helps solve this problem. This can also cause stomach cramps. You might want to use these points to open up a discussion with your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  189. I had unprotected sex yesterday and the day before. It was rather rough and longer than usual. Today I went to the restroom and when I wiped, there was a little bit of blood on the toilet paper and my urine was a little darker I think because it was also tinged with blood.
    Could it be just from tearing or implantation bleeding due to a possible pregnancy or is that even too soon?

    • Also, I had my period the first week of this month, regular schedule. And I’m experiencing slight cramping after wiping the blood when I went to the restroom.

    • Much too soon to be implantation bleeding. Probably from vaginal abrasions/tears. If you have a burning sensation passing urine, your dark urine could be due to a UTI. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  190. My husband and I had sex on 04/09/13, and a week later I started to spot really light pink and brown. We also had sex on 04/16/13 while I was still spotting. I have been getting really bad abdominal pain. I have taken a pregnancy test and it came back negative. I was wondering because my first son did the same thing to me and I didnt find out I was pregnant til I was 4-5 months, I also dont get a period. So I’m really confused on what’s going on

    • Yes it does sound like implantation bleeding. You should repeat the pregnancy test in 2 weeks if you still do not get your period. Of course if the abdominal pain worsens, you should see your doctor. It could be something like endometriosis or ovarian cysts. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  191. I used water pipe to achiev the organism and i am slightly bleeding from vergina may be because of roughness of pipe but it is not painful.what should i do plz help

    • Probably just some abrasion. Do not worry it should heal in a few days. If pain develops or the bleeding worsens please see your doctor. Next time you might want to try using something less dangerous than a water pipe. Or use a good lubricant to reduce the risk of injury. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  192. Hello, I am 23, had my first baby in August so 8 1/2 months ago, I am a exclusively nursing mother yet my period returned by October and has been on time and regular every month since then even tho I have been nursing this whole time. Since having my baby I have had more then normal vaginal discharge throughout the day that isn’t yellow but its not clear either it’s kinda somewhere in between, and it has a bit of a smell to it. Also, the last while, almost every time my fiancé and I have sex I bleed on him and its enough to be wiped onto toilet paper for maybe an hour after. I don’t have abnormal pain with it tho and I know for sure it’s not period spotting.

    • Congratulations on your baby. I am on military service now and really miss my kids. With regards to the discharge, it honestly does not sound abnormal to me. Perhaps it could be BV but I doubt its anything more serious. The bleeding after sex is more of a concern. You need to rule out cervical problems like polyps or pre-cancer. You would need an internal exam for that. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  193. Dr. can you help me? I have read alot on the comments. About 2 months ago I noticed that everytime my cycle come my throat and neck have severe pain that last about 2 days. Not knowing if its related but last month my cycle was late then came spotting after sex, irritated sensation around my butt crack (only during my cycle). Not to menyion I took a pregency test even though I have an IUD in place.

    • I have never heard of throat and neck pain related to the menstrual cycle. Really cannot help you there. Please see your ObGyn. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  194. Asia Myers

    I had my period and then had sex it was reaaly rough . A few days later i began to bleed . I waited a bout two weeks then had sex again , the next morning i started bleeding again . What could this mean

  195. Hi. For the pass week every time I wipe myself I see a little spot of blood didn’t give me much concern like 2 days ago I had sex with my husband nd this afternoon I got home wiped myself and I had this bloody mucus thing I don’t know what it is I don’t get it all day but I am consern what could this mean.?

  196. stephanie

    Hello doctor,
    I have adenomyosis (confirmed via biopsy) my uterus is the size of a 24 week pregnancy and boggy. I’m 29, have no children and I’m getting a hysterectomy in a month or so. My problem is I’ve been having unprotected sex and this last time I started spotting bright red blood and having small cramps. My period just stopped 2 days ago. Could this just be from my period? Or am I pregnant? I figured I would try before I had a date for the surgery. I know its probably too soon to tell but I just thought I would ask. Please email me when you answer, thank you so much for your time.

    • Yes it does sound like the bleeding is just some remnant period blood. Highly unlikely you would ovulate just 2 days from the end of your period so not likely you are pregnant. We do not email answers. Please remember that this forum is only for information and should NOT be taken as medical advice. You still need to get formal medical advice from your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

      • stephanie

        Thank you for answering my question, I do have an appointment to see my obgyn next month on the 3rd. I’m just concerned about this prolonged bleeding, if I count my period days today is the 13th day and its still going. But I was just wondering what is your opinion on the chances of pregnancy with adenomyosis? My doctor think

        • stephanie

          cont: thinks its pretty grim.

        • Because of the way WordPress is set up it is actually very difficult for me to follow a conversation thread. It would be much better for you to post your question on http://www.askdrtan.com. That way we can have a back and forth. It all depends on the extent of the adenomyosis. Don’t worry about it. Things could be worse.

  197. stephanie

    Further more, I do not have any odd discharge or had rough sex. But I did notice an odor and its a little itchy. Could it just be that I’m not use to semen? My husband and I are STD free.

  198. Felicia

    Hi, I had sex for the first time Saturday night/ Sunday morning. I had some light spotting Sunday, but on Monday it became much heavier. Today (Tuesday) I’m having more of a heavy period-like bleeding accompanied by clots. The guy I was with was sort of rough, and he was a sort of big. I’m wondering if I should go to the Dr. I don’t really have a woman in my life that I can ask these questions of what is “normal” bleeding after having sex for the first time. I know it has only been 2 days, but the amount of blood just seems like a lot. Also, I usually have heavy periods regularly and and I counted it up and my period isn’t supposed to start for another week.

    • You are right that the amount of bleeding you described sounds like a bit too much to be due to a torn hymen. Sometimes sexual intercourse can induce an early period. Either way, I do not think there is anything for you to worry about. Now that you are sexually active, please remember to get your regular PAP smears. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  199. 2 months ago my Dr put me on the contraceptive pill as I was experiencing horrid moods “PMS” I am not required to take the part where I am to get a period however , I am getting my period for 7 days and 8 days later having my period all over again for another 7days , is this normal? it is causing me not to enjoy intercourse due to the fact that I am paranoid that I could be bleeding again.
    I have had my tubes tied, is there another way that I could regulate my moods… help me

    • Not normal at all. I think you need to change your OCP. This one is obviously not working for you. Time for another trip down to your doctor’s. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  200. Elizabeth

    Over the past few months I’ve noticed occasionally that after me and my husband have sex afterwards I see blood when using the restroom. I’m not sure if it’s “spotting” because I had just gotten off my period. I don’t experience any pain but it “spots” into the next day sometimes. Should I go to the gyno or not?

    • The only thing that you have to be worried about is cervical pathologies. If you have been getting regular normal PAP smears then I do not think there is anything for you to be worried about. This is most probably from vaginal abrasions. There can also be mild infections that cause this like Strep. I will always recommend that you see your doctor. This forum is for information only and should never be deemed as medical advice and should never be used to substitute for a formal medical consultation. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  201. emergency

    hy! I had sex vid in 1or3 daYZ aftr my mensuration..my boifrnd injectd sperm in me..few min ago i had my i pill..bt aftr 4 or 3 dayz i bleed 4 two day…m i pregnant? N im only 17 n me n my bf r each othrz 1rst..n if nt is dz my hyphen? We had sex before n had i-pill bt dz neva happnd..

  202. emergency

    hy! I had sex vid in 1or3 daYZ aftr my mensuration..my boifrnd injectd sperm in me..few min ago i had my i pill..bt aftr 4 or 3 dayz i bleed 4 two day…m i pregnant? N im only 17 n me n my bf r each othrz 1rst..n if nt is dz my hyphen? We had sex before n had i-pill bt dz neva happnd..plz help

    • First of all if it is a real emergency you should be seeing your doctor and not posting questions on the internet. It so happens that I got to your question quickly but this is no guarantee that it will happen next time. Sometimes it takes a few weeks before I get a chance to answer questions on this forum. With regards to your question, I am afraid I do not quite understand you. What pill did you take? I’m afraid there is a language barrier here. Please also note that I am unable to follow conversation threads here. If you plan to repost this, please do so on http://www.askdrtan.com

  203. I have irregular periods but they come every month and last for 6 days. My last period was 3/11/2013 and I have been very sexually active with my fiance since then. Around 12 am this morning i went to the bathroom and thought i was coming on my period because i had pink blood when i wiped.around 8:30 am i went back to the bathroom and their was nothing and hasnt been anything all day. I also have been experiencing mild cramps for over a week now but still no period. could this be a sign of pregnancy?

    • You say you have irregular periods that come every month? Sounds really regular to me. You say your last period was on 11 March? That is 6 weeks ago. And with all your symptoms I would say that pregnancy is a definite possibility. Better go get a home pregnancy test done. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  204. I am a 37 year old. I had rough sex last week, which was 3-4 days after my period ended. A couple days later I developed the dreaded honeymoon cystitis, for which I started taking Cipro and was on it for a couple days when I started having brownish vaginal bleeding like what happens at the end of a normal period. Not heavy, not fresh blood, just dark brown spots in my panties or when I wipe. Not worried about pregnancy, as my partner had a vasectomy. What could be causing this? Could it just be old menstrual blood that is working its way out after the rough sex? It has been happening for the last 5 days or so.

    • Yes it does sound typically like that. It could also be vaginal abrasions/tears. I assume you get regular PAP smears so we do not need to be concerned about cervical problems. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  205. Hi
    I stay with my bf for the last four days cause of work and had rough sex two nights in a row(friday,saturday) and normal sex(sunday,monday),on sunday after a little while I got dry and the sex was a little painful so we stopped ,monday morning at work I used the toilet and noticed blood while wiping myself,its only when I’m using the toilet to pee that I find the blood its going on 3days that I’m noticing the blood and I’m on the 2month injection is it normal or should I worry???

  206. Hi the last Time I had sex I was bleeding a lot and I am on depo but when I bleed its not just spotting its a lot of blood some times with cramping I also bleed when I masturbate but I don’t use any toys or finger my self when I masturbate I don’t have any stds or any thing I don’t know what’s wrong with me I was wondering if I could get some answers to why iv been bleeding so much iv been bleeding for more then 2 months the thing is I don’t bleed when I sleep but when I exercise I bleed or if I’m doing a lot of movement It would really help if I could get some answers cus I’m only 16 and only been with 1 guy for almost 2 years please help

    • This is actually an expected side effect of Depo-Progesterone. The endometrial lining is unstable and shed anytime especially with movement or sex. The only other thing you have to exclude is cervical pathologies like polyps or pre-cancer. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  207. Hi I have the coil inserted since aug last year nd it was going well for a while, 2 months approx I had no period nd now I bleed constantly nd get very bad ovulation cramps so luch so my doctor has prescribed strong pain killers for me..
    I’ve had to go back to my gp loads of times nd she had referred me back to my gynie but last week I had sex with my partner nd bled very heavily, I thought it was my period because I was due and I had stopped bleeding before the sex but it wasn’t..
    It was very painful and even afterwards when I sat down it was like something pushing up against my womb..
    The bleeding has stopped but I’m worried now..
    Why is this happening??
    Gynie has advised for coil to come out buy only thing left is a hysterectomy and I don’t fancy going throught the change at 34..
    Can I have some advise please..

    • I don’t understand why your Gynae would recommend a hysterectomy. It seems to me from your story that all these symptoms happened only after you had the coil inserted. I completely agree that you should have the coil removed. Even after that is done, it might take a few months for your body to settle down. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  208. kil jol

    kit
    i usually bleed when i have sex a day or tow after my menstrual flow.it is really embarrassing and i wish to know if this is normal for me.

    • This is very normal. There is usually a bit of remnant blood (endometrial lining to be more precise) in the uterus even after the period has ended. The pumping action of sex can push these contents out. Be that as it may, it is always prudent to rule out cervical problems and infections. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  209. Hi doctor ,
    I m really really worried .. I masturbated on 10 april n noticed very light pinkish spots on the toy i used … I thought may be its ma period , ma period date is 14 april … N thn on 11 april there was nothing the whole day .. In evening i had sex with ma boyfriend And i noticed red spots on ma underwear .. He was rough a bit .. I hav sex like once or twice a month . N even i masturbate hardly once a month. So i dont know whts happening with my body :( please help me out i m so worrried and i m really not sure about going to a doctor as the culture here doesnt allow sex befor marriage anywyz i m 23 and ma bf is 24 , i never ha irregular periods in ma life

  210. Hi doctor ,
    I m really really worried .. I masturbated on 10 april n noticed very light pinkish spots on the toy i used … I thought may be its ma period , ma period date is 14 april … N thn on 11 april there was nothing the whole day .. In evening i had sex with ma boyfriend And i noticed red spots on ma underwear .. He was rough a bit .. I hav sex like once or twice a month . N even i masturbate hardly once a month. So i dont know whts happening with my body :( please help me out i m so worrried and i m really not sure about going to a doctor as the culture here doesnt allow sex befor marriage anywyz i m 23 and ma bf is 24 , i never have irregular periods.

    • It is most probably due to vaginal abrasions or tears. You also need to rule out cervical pathologies and infections if this persists. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

      • I noticed this morning that i have a small cut at the edge of V and i assume the spots i had is because of it. Well i touched it with a tissue paper n noticed brownish color spots on tissue.though there is no blood spots. My periods ( mensus) will be in a day or two … What do u suggest me to do ?

      • Lets revise the dates :/ sorry for that i just didnt realised what i m doing … 25 the date of masturbation and 26 sex and ma mensus date is 29 .. All april .. I m kinda very nervous ..

  211. My BF was in town this weekend and we had pretty rough sex the night before he left and now im bleeding. The bleeding started as brown residue, which i thought was normal because i just ended my period but over the last few days the residue has turned into bleeding. the bleeding is not consistant or heavy like a period, for the most part the bleeding is only wehen i wipe but for the past 2 days its been when I pee as well.

    I am not experiencing any pain.

    It is also important to note that I have been having irregular periods for the past 6mo and I just started Birth Control last month. This month was my first period on BC.

  212. My BF was in town this weekend and the night before he left we had rough sex. I have bleeding ever since. It started off as what I though was residue considering that I just ended by period this saturday. However the bleeding has significantly increased over the past few days. For the most part it is only visible when I wipe but once or twice a day I will bleed onto my underwear or even bleed while peeing.

    I am not experiencing any pain.

    it is also important to note that I recently started Birth Control. This month was my first period of BC.

    Please let me know if I should be concerned.

    • You have already mentioned the 3 most likely causes: 1. vaginal abrasions/tears from rough sex 2. remnant period blood 3. side effects of BC pills. The other 2 more sinister but less likely causes are cervical issues like polyps and pre-cancer and gonorrhea. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  213. Its a followup question for Dolly . i msgd earlier..I m gonna revise the dates .. i m jst so nervous n dont know what i m doing .. 25 masturbation . 26 sex.. and mensus are to b on 29 .. all april dates. I noticed this morning that i have a small cut at the edge of V and i assume the spots i had is because of it. Well i touched it with a tissue paper n noticed brownish color spots on tissue.though there is no blood spots. My periods ( mensus) will be in a day or two … What do u suggest me to do ?

    • Please post all of this on http://www.askdrtan.com along with the original question. It is hard to explain why but trust me when I say I cannot follow conversational threads with follow up questions on this platform.

  214. I lost my virginity exactly a week ago, I did not bleed but a day later I noticed that my discharge was light pink and a bit much than normal. It has no foul smell nor does it hurt… This is still continuing… What could the problem be…. Thank you

  215. Hi
    Last night april 26 me and my bf had sex and so after we where done I had slight pink blood then when I woke up it was a lot of watery brown blood im insure what it is my cramps are mild
    We had sex three weeks ago mabey 2 days after my period was done wehave been having unprotected sex
    Any I deas what this is…. my second period this month
    Im 19

    • I don’t quite get your question. You say you are 19 but you are only having your second period in your life? I find that rather odd. Please post this clarification and your original question on http://www.askdrtan.com

  216. I had sex with my husband for the first time since having a child 4months ago via c-section.it was pretty rough.the day after there was what looked like a rash down there and I bled a little bit like as if I had a cut.i know I am probably over reacting but just wondering if it was anything but a result from not having had sex in a while.

    • Could be vaginal tears or abrasions. The other possibility is your period is coming back and the intercourse pumped some of the endometrial lining out. Nothing to worry about. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  217. hey..i have gf and we sex a lot,,every time i fucked her she often bawl that her vagina is in sore..she have irregular menstruation also,often white blood,,pinkish blood…then, she expected her period april 8 but until now it didn’t come..
    can u help me??? plzzz.

  218. I had sex with my boyfriend on Saturday night and it wasn’t particularly rough but during we realised I was bleeding ALOT! It was also very red. I’m really worried it can’t be normal! Please help.

    • The bleeding may or may not be due to the intercourse. If it is, then it is likely due to tears in the vagina or cervical lesions. It could however be something like DUB or remnant menstrual blood which is not directly related to the intercourse. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  219. Me and my boyfriend we’re fooling around and he put the tip in a few times, and it did hurt a little because I’m a virgin. However we quit before we could really have sex. The next morning I used the bathroom and I was bleeding. And i bled for a few hours after that. Do i have an infection or did my hymn just break?

  220. Charlie

    Hi, this is going to sound silly because I’ve left it for so long unresolved but for the last 5-6 months I’ve been having post coital bleeding and intermenstrual bleeding on some occasions. Sometimes straight away after sex lasting an hour or so seen only when I wipe, sometimes heavy enough to stain my underwear, maybe a few hours later lasting a day even. I’m now very concerned. Last year I had some irregularities in my menstrual cycle when I was bleeding lightly for around 2 weeks during one cycle rather than the usual 5 days. I am sexually active with only one sexual partner, the same guy for the last 7 years. How likely is it I have some cervical dysplasia/ cancer? I will go to an ObGyn this week but I’m freaking out thinking about it. I just wanna know the likely hood that its something really serious.

    • I really do not know how to answer this question. You symptoms definitely make us suspect a cervical pathology although it may not be cancer. It could be pre-cancer or a polyp. Gonorrhea can also cause these symptoms. Being with the same guy unfortunately does not mean you do not have HPV infection. I really cannot give you any reassurance. Please see your ObGyn soon. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  221. Ok I had sex for the very first time on Saturday night and there was a lot of blood. I’m still bleeding heavy on and off and it should be my period cause I had it exactly 2 weeks ago. Is there something else wrong that I should worry about or should I just wait it out.

    • You mean it should not be your period? Could be just from a torn hymen or vaginal tears. If it occurs again then it can be DUB for which you should see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  222. Kendra

    Hello Doctor,
    I recently had my Mirena IUD removed and began oral contraceptive. Since then, I have had spiratic extremely heavy bleeding. Usually bright red in color, with clotting. I can’t leave the house without worry of ruining my clothing. I am sexually active with only one partner. I worry over anemia as I am small framed. Should I seek professional help, or is this normal? I will bleed for about a week +, then not for 2-3 days.

    • drtan

      That is expected with changing from the Mirena to an OCP. It should settle down in about 3 cycles. However, I completely agree with you that excessive blood loss is a more acute problem. For that you should see your doctor. He can give you medicines to stop the bleeding temporarily. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  223. Latoya

    My husband and I had sex twice last night. I have had the Mirena IUD in me since May 28, 2012. The last day of my period was April 17th. I don’t spot in between periods ever. So I am worried because I have been bleeding/spotting since I woke up at 5 am today. The blood is a light red.

    • drtan

      The most sinister reason would be cervical pre-cancer or cancers. It could also be due to cervical polyps which are common and benign. It could also be due to vaginal abrasions or gonorrhea. If you have been having regular normal PAP smears then I do no think there is anything to be worried about. If not please see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  224. Taelor

    My boyfriend and I had sex the day my period was due. I normally get it at night. We had a condom and it didn’t break. I didn’t get my period for 8 days. Is this normal?

    • drtan

      Very unlikely you are pregnant. There are many causes of a delayed period. Most of them are very benign. Just be patient for a bit. If you period still does not come in another week please see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  225. Ashley

    I just had sex yesterday and now i am bleeding and this has never happened to me before, and im am just worried because i dont know what this means. Can you please give me an answer? I am currently on BC.

    • drtan

      There are many possible causes of post-coital bleeding including cervical lesions, STDs, remnant menstrual blood, cance etc etc. The best thing for you to do is to see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

      • Ashley

        the bleed is very light. and im not suppose to have my period for another week and half. so could it just be because of the sex being to rough? because i did have some pain during it.

  226. I had my last period from Mar.24-Apr.1. My new bf and I had sex on Apr.13, one round only. It was my first sex again after one year. The next day I bled lightly, and I experienced pain in my urine that lasted for two days. We had sex also on the 23rd of April, he was drunk. It’s only one round also. Those times we had sex he pulled out before exploding. Now it’s already May and I didn’t have my period yet. Can you help me with what is happening?

    • drtan

      2 Problems here. The first one is your period is late. The most obvious possibility is that you are pregnant. Go get a pregnancy test done. The second problem is the pain passing urine. It could be a UTI or an STD. You need to see your doctor and get some tests done. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

      • Dr. Tan, I already had my hospital urine test done during my medical exam last May 4 for pre-employment. The result turned out negative. I am worried coz I still haven’t had my period til now and I don’t know why.

  227. Giulia

    I’m 21 years old and I’ve recently lost my virginity. Me and my boyfriend had been trying for the past years to have intercourse, but every time we tried we had to stop because it was too painful for me.
    With a little bit of patience, we managed to do it and although there was a little bit of discomfort at the beginning we had sex 3 times on three consecutive days with no bleeding whatsoever.
    But the fourth and fifth time we had sex, after a bit of up and down, and no pain, we noticed that I was bleeding and stopped doing it. The bleeding stopped soon after we stopped having sex. Is it normal? I’m afraid of trying again before going to the gyno.

    • Giulia

      I’ve also had a recent PAP test and everything was clear.

    • drtan

      Sounds like you have a mild case of vaginismus. The bleeding was probably due to some abrasions. I wouldn’t worry about it. You can try giving yourself a few days to recover and next time try using a good lubricant. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  228. Andie

    hello last period started april 11th on april 29 had sex, used condom. I began spotting pink when I use the bathroom May 1st. My period will not be “late” until next week. Sjould i be concerned? i have not had regular sexual intercourse since December

    • drtan

      There are of course many possible explanations for your symptoms. However my guess is that you had an implantation bleed and you could be pregnancy. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  229. Andie

    im sorry intercourse was 18th not 29

  230. hi!!! after my first intercourse i was bleeding for about 3-4 days but the blood was not that much! a month later after the intercourse while we were having sex i noticed again a small amount of blood,BLOOD :( i may be very “dry” because i feel pain until he gets, but after everything its ok the pain gets away. we use lubricant(?!)because i feel pain usually especially at the rigth side of the vagina… Im totally scared!!! I know i have to see a doctor in any case but could that be something serious? :/

    • drtan

      Yes we will always encourage you to see your doctor. But your symptoms sound typically like they are due to a broken hymen and some vaginal abrasions. You really need not be worried. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

      • Τhank you soo much for answering :)
        You think that it can be a broken hymen,after one month? after the fisrt 3-4 intercourses i had never noticed blood again…
        Anyway,thank you i’m not that scared anymore ;)

  231. I had sex for the first time on April 24 – I bleed for a full day after it then stopped I took the morning after pill to be safe and I had nausea but wasn’t actually sick now may 4th and iv started to bleed again not heavy but it looks quite congealed? What could this be? I have a little cramping and a headache that’s come on all of a sudden?

  232. julie

    Hello.
    I had rough sex with my boo 2 days ago and we didn’t use protection.the next day, wen I wanted to pee in d evening, I had extreme pains, so I kept taking lots of water and kept peeing. (I was hoping it would help out). This morning, it ws still painful but I had sex with another person, this time with protection. When I went to pee, I saw a little blood but currently, its around 9pm in d evening and its not as painful anymore. I am very scared because my friend said its a big deal.
    Please, what’s wrong and what can I do about it.
    Thank you very much

  233. hi I put a contraceptive implant in my hand in early march. I notice that sometimes when I have sex with my boyfriend I experience spotting for a couple days. I don’t feel any pain during sex or after and the spotting usually appears couple hours after. Should I be worried or visit a doctor?

    • drtan

      I assume you mean your arm and not your hand. Irregular bleeding is a very common side effect of the contraceptive implant. However, you should exclude local causes of bleeding like cervical polyps or pre-cancers. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  234. curly kates

    Hello doc.im worried i got my period last april 19 and it last on the 23 of april on the 24 i had sex with my husband i also had my D and c last feb 19 so it almost 2months since my d and c,but the prob.is we had sex last may 2,2013 but that time i was dry,and i felt that the penis of my husband is to large.after intercourse i wipe my vagina i see a very light red on the cloth i used.after that blood on the cloth no more blood coming out to my panty i only see the very very light blood was only on the cloth.i never had this experience only now,whed we have sex on the 24 of april we do it 4 nights consecutive no blood coming out for me,pls help me

  235. nicole

    Ok, so I’ve been with a few guys so I’m not a virgin and my new bf is smaller than my last bf. We have had sex b4 and the first few times were no problem, but last nite I bled after, just alil. I only get my period every 4-6 months and its been about 2. Our first time together he was a virgin and didn’t pull out in time so I’m already worried about being pregnant and that was 3weeks ago. He wasn’t rough at all this last time I was wondering if pregnancy could be a cause.

    • drtan

      Why do you get your period only every 4 to 6 months? Yes I think pregnancy is a definite possibility. The other possible problem is a cervical polyp or pre-cancer. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  236. I have been having irregular menstrual cycles to where I have no cycle months at a time. I have two kids. I have noticed after sex at different times that I am bleeding. I am suppose to go to the OBGYN this week, but didn’t know what to ask the doctor since this is a new doctor that I am seeing or what could be causing the issue.

    • drtan

      Just tell your doctor exactly what you told me and he will know what to do. It is either a cervical or hormonal problem. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  237. Me and my boyfriend had sex and I am on birth control and he used a condom. Ever since we finally had sex for the first time I have been spotting everyday. What is the reason of this?

  238. Erika

    I had sex with my husband and he went in deep, I felt a sharp pain it felt like he hit something and everything tightened including my anus the pain lasted 3 hrs then went away. The next day I began bleeding I’ve been bleeding for a week. Im not sure if it is my period now but I’ve been having alot of blood clots, my anus sometimes bleeds a bit as well.

    • drtan

      Sounds like an injury to the cervix. Since the bleeding is bad enough to have clots and it has lasted for more than a week it will be best for you to see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  239. Sarah

    Hi Dr. Tan,

    I have been married to my husband for five years. He is my only sexual partner. I had my annual gyn exam in November, and all was fine.

    Last night, we had intercourse. He is a little large, but I have rarely had any problems. This time, I felt some pain in my lower abdomen. I also noticed some bright-red blood on his penis. I blotted with a tissue–more blood. We were a bit freaked out, as this has not happened before. Later, I used the bathroom–no blood. I have been having clear discharge for this past week–but my menstrual cycle ended about two weeks ago, so I figured it was normal ovulation. Today, I have clear discharge but no blood.

    I admit I’ve been very stressed out lately, and this doesn’t help! Do you have any advice on how I should proceed (see doctor, or wait to see if bleeding persists?)

    Thank you!

    • drtan

      First of all I do not think there is anything for you to be overly worried about. The first thing I would think of is cervical lesions but you already had a check 7 months ago and everything was fine so this is highly unlikely. The second possibility is your cervix or vagina was slightly injured during the intercourse. This will heal with time. The third possibility (although unlikely) is this is ovulatory bleeding. All in all, I do not think there is anything to worry about. Of course if you keep bleeding after every intercourse then you will need to see your ObGyn. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  240. jeanette

    So I have very irregular period cycles. Sometimes when I get my period I start off with a lot of blood on the first day and then the second day and so forth is spotting. Then sometimes I get the worst cramps ever like if someone was kicking me and punching me at the same time, then the second day I’m fine then I don’t have as much blood as the first day when the third to fourth day hits I start spotting. These past couple of days I’ve felt a lot if discomfort in my belly/ovary area and tremendous bloating. I went to the bathroom yesterday I peed and after that I dropped a small blood clot looking thing then when I went to wipe there was no blood! So i put a pad on anyways for the night.Then I woke up this morning and saw a fairly small amount of blood with a lot of brownish looking blood with a bit of pinkish to it. I feel so bloated and a lot of discomfort I’ve also been feeling nausea and the need to want to throw up. Is this all normal? If I see a doctor when do you think I should?

    • drtan

      It sounds to me like you could have endometriosis. This is not urgent and you certainly do not need to rush off to the doctor’s. However, there are treatments available and the sooner you get on treatment the sooner your symptoms will abate. The other possibility is that you are pregnant. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  241. Hey, I have been have sex for about 2 & a half years now & last night my boyfriend fingered me, afterwards i went to the bathroom as i felt alot of wetness, as i pulled my pants down i noticed a lot of blood, similar to my period though the blood was BRIGHT red, i was very concered as there were no pain at all during the intercourse at all.. I had to pit a tampon in as soon as i saw the blood as i wiped a few times & the toilet paper was COVERED entirelly in blood! When i took the tampon out there were lots of blood ‘chucks’.. & when i woke in the morning there was no blood at all.. I am very concered to what had happened.. Please get back to me asap!

    • drtan

      I really do not like it when you say ‘please get back to me asap’. First of all this forum is not for medical consultations. And it certainly is not for URGENT medical consultations. If you feel your medical situation is of any urgency, please see your doctor or go to the emergency room. The last thing you should be doing is posting questions on an internet forum. Second of all the statement implies a burden of responsibility on my part to answer your question quickly. This is a free forum that I run at much sacrifice. Sometimes I cannot answer questions for weeks due to other commitments. Again I say if your situation is that urgent, please see your doctor. As for your concerns: the amount of blood and presence of clots suggests a hormonal cause of bleeding rather than a local cause. The sex act probably triggered off a bleed that was going to happen anyway. This is usually not a cause for great concern. If it persists you might want to speak to your doctor about taking medicines to regulate your period. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  242. jeanette

    Could I be pregnant? I had sex with my husband 9 days ago. Around 2 days after we had sex I started feeling nauseous and super sensitive to the smell of foods I love, the smells were so bad to me I kept wanting to throw up. I’ve been disgusted by beans,fish, and other kinds of meat even chicken. Food to me right now grosses me out. Like I said earlier what happened to me yesterday when I peed was really weird. I’m not sure if the bleeding I have is actually my period. I was supposed to get my period Saturday the 11, but noticed the random blood clot thing on the 7th today the 8th I’ve had brownish looking blood but not a lot. Can you please tell me whats this means and if I should go see a doctor. Thank you

    • drtan

      I really doubt your nauseas feeling has anything to do with pregnancy. Morning sickness usually only comes on at 6 to 10 weeks from the last period. 2 days after sex, even if the ovum has been fertilized, it has not even implanted yet. The mild bleeding you have now could really be anything. Wait for your period. If it still does not come then do a pregnancy test. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  243. Hi. I am very worried because I don’t wanna get pregnant. My last period was April 1 to 3.. And then, last April 14 after intercourse I saw a light blood into my panty. Usually my period is end of the month or first week of the month I felt some mild abdominal cramps like the feeling every before period but I am delayed so I decided to take a pregnancy test but the feeling is continuous. I am taking some herbal medicine like parsley tea and over dosing myself into ascorbic acid to abort this but suddenly its not working. What should I do? Abortion here is illegal.

    • drtan

      You had sex during your fertile period. Of course there is a chance to get pregnant. I have not heard of parsley tea and ascorbic acid used to abort a pregnancy. Anyway, any abortion not conducted by a trained doctor is potentially dangerous. You did not tell me the results of your pregnant test. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  244. paige

    Hi I am 16 and me and my partner had sex on tuesday (7th may) after about a month of no sex. The sex was pretty rough and now I am bleeding & have been since its been about 3 days, the blood is bright red, no pain or anything but its not getting any better at the moment. Please help I am wondering if this is anything to worry about. Thank you!!!!

    • paige

      I am also getting blood clots now, very worried this is serious! Could it have triggered an early period?

  245. I have irregular menstruation but normally it is 26 days apart. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on my last day of menstruation and after 12 days I spot pinkish & brownish blood for 2 whole days (looks like little/light period) I tried pregnancy test but it was negative. I expect my period for the next 13 days. What could it be? I heard about ovulation bleeding. Is it possible I’m experiencing it right now?

    • drtan

      Yes, the timing and the characteristics of the bleeding does make it sound a lot like ovulatory bleeding. It is also too early for any pregnancy tests to be accurate. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  246. paige

    Hi I am 16 and me and my partner had sex on tuesday (7th may) after about a month of no sex. The sex was pretty rough and now I am bleeding & have been since its been about 4 days, the blood is bright red, no pain or anything but its not getting any better at the moment. I am also getting blood clots now, very worried this is serious! Could it have triggered an early period? Please help I am wondering if this is anything to worry about. Thank you!!!!

    • drtan

      Sexual intercourse can trigger an early period but how early is yours? The fact that you have clots sounds like it is not a usual vaginal abrasion kind of bleed. I think you should see your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

      • paige

        I’m not clotting anymore but still bleeding a bright red, should I still see my doctor?

  247. Worried.

    I’m 17 years old. I’ve been off of birth control for about 6 months, and just had sex for the first time in a period of 7 months. My partner and I used condoms, but they all broke at some point. Now, 2 days later, I’m experiencing a thicker discharge with light pink bleeding only when i wipe. There’s no oder or itching at all. Sould I be worried ?

  248. shelby

    I just finished my period and had sex last night, not at all rough but this morning I went to the bathroom and there was light red blood flow like a period. He did use a condom but we stopped because he thought it might have broke. Should I be worried?

  249. heavenly

    hi me and my boyfriend had sex yesterday and about an hour later i noticed i was bleeding. It wasn’t rough sex but when i noticed the bleeding it was light red and not thick. The next day i started my period but it’s 4 days early. Also i been really dizzy/ lighheaded and having to use the restroom more. Should i be worried? whats going on?

    • drtan

      The bleeding is probably due to a cut or abrasion. It is quite normal for sex to bring forward a period. The fact that you are feeling dizzy and using the restroom more suggests a urine infection. Drink lots of water and it is persists see a doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  250. heavenly

    It’s also been really tender in my vaginal area kind sore.

  251. me and my partner are trying to conceive, i was due on my period on the 8th which is a regular cycle and lasts 4/5 days but I didn’t come on, then on the 12th after sex with my partner we noticed there was blood but was nothing like my period it was more like a show than a period and not loads but today its stopped. I have sore breasts and they are a lot larger than usual, i have had a lot of nausea, hot and cold flushes, backache and very tired all the time. was this my period or something else?

  252. Dr Tan ,
    I am a little worried I had rough sex for the first time on Saturday and yesterday (Sunday) Saturday It lasted for about an hour which is longer than I’ve ever had sex I lost my virginity a month ago and we did it for like 10mins yesterday we didn’t use protection which was stupid but he has been tested for stds and he has none but I haven’t yet being that he’s my first &today I noticed a light trace of blood when I wiped you can barely see it but after I pee I feel sharp burning pain &im so scared its an std ,could it be ? Saturday I also got dry a bit and when he pushed his penis in it kinda hurt so we stopped it was friction.

  253. Stacey

    I had sex with a new partner for the first time two days ago. I was at the end of my period at this time and the sex lasted for what seemed like quite a while. The next morning it really burned when I peed. The following day it wasn’t as bad but still burned a little. That’s when I noticed I had a kind of big tear on the inner lip of my vagina. I was just curious if this is normal or if I should see a doctor. I’ve gotten small paper-cut like cuts before but not a big cut like this. I was wondering if it was something serious or likely just a cut caused by low estrogen levels (since my period was almost over) and from rough sex.

  254. Denisse32

    I noticed that I’ve had 3 periods within 30 days two of them were almost back to back in same week with brownish lasted 3 days. and my third one didnt start till i had intercourse in while I was having intercourse it was very on Pleasant in on bearable to do where was painful was my lower left abdominal ever since then I’ve been having loro a domino pain and I can’t lay on my stomach I’m wondering if I need to see a doctor um I have spoke to you know friends that are nurses and they tell me i could be pregnant so should i take a test after i stop bleeding or just

    • drtan

      Doesn’t sound like pregnancy. Sounds more like a ovarian cyst maybe with underlying endometriosis. I think you do need to see a doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  255. Hello,

    About 6 years ago I tested positive for HPV, but it cleared on its own. After giving birth to my son, they told me I would need to come in for another pap smear because my last was abnormal,in 6 months instead of the year. (this is coming next week) I do have a history of dysplasia, as well as my mother. Anyway, 3 weeks ago I got my period and it lasted for the regular 5 days. I had sex the day after it ended, and began to bleed again. This isn’t totally abnormal for me. The next few days I was having extreme pain in my right side, lower back, and a crampy lower abdomen. The pain subsided, but I was still bleeding slightly (old blood, it was brown.) I had sex again, and started to bleed brightly immediately after. I didnt feel any pain during intercourse. Every so often I’ll feel crampy in my lower abdomen. Negative pregnancy test. Still lightly bleeding, this has been going on and off for 2.5 weeks. Nervous this may be precancerous or cancer? Please help.

    • drtan

      I absolutely agree with you that that is the first thing you need to exclude. Your last PAP smear was probably ASCUS. This can progress to CIN 1. I think you should bring forward your doctor’s visit. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  256. Dr –
    The other day I and intercourse with my husband of 15 years. At the end I realized I was sitting in a pool of blood. It stopped immediately and I experienced no further bleeding. Two days later it Began to hurt and burn on urination. It was a fri. So I planned to go to my doc on mon. By sun. Night the pain and burning was almost gone. Not sure what to do??
    Thank you.

    • drtan

      The pain on urination that occurred 2 days later is most likely due to a UTI. This is very common in women especially after sex. Try to drink lots of water but if it still persists you need to see your doctor for antibiotics. The bleeding is another issue. Depending on your age, you might need to rule out cervical and endometrial cancer. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  257. Doc,
    I recently had a freezing of my cervix done due to me being diAgnosed with CIN1 its been 2 months since my procedure and i bleed during sex it could ve heavy at times. A whe later the bleeding stops and this only occurs during sex not after. I will admit i do have rather rough sex but i always have and b4 having this procedure done it had never happened to me…. Should I be concerned?

    • drtan

      Maybe the wound on the cervix is still healing. Or maybe the CIN has not been completely cleared. I think you should re-visit your doctor. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  258. Amber

    My period ended about 5 days ago, but after i had sex with my boyfriend 2 days ago I started bleeding. It was a light flow but now it’s sortof heavy and is a bright red color. Lately sex has been painful, and I’ve recently bled after sex but it hasn’t lasted this long. I’m very worried. I have been pregnant in the past but had to have an abortion. Any thoughts/tips would be more than great.

    -Amber

    • Amber

      I wanted to let you know that I went to the ER last night (I have no insurance) They did a pelvic exam and did some type of swab test in “there” and they said the results were fine. Also took a blood test to make sure it wasn’t an ectopic pregnancy. They recommended I go to see a OBGYN doctor. I wanted to let you know that I appreciate your forum very much and based off of what I have read to previous answers you’re great at what you do! Thanks doc! :)

      -Amber

    • drtan

      Some bleeding after the period has just ended is quite expected. There might be some remnant blood in the uterus that is pumped out during sex. Pain during sex however is definitely not normal. You could have some injuries within the vagina or cervix. A sensitive cervix could also indicate in infection. I do not think pregnancy is an issue here. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  259. Nichole

    I am very concerned and have questions. My bf is from out of town. We had rough sex for 2 days. I took a ovulation test. It was positive. I calculated it the right time too. The day after sex I started spotting thick brown gunk. Now it is a little red.It is now staining a pad lightly. This is the second day. I wore a pad over night and woke up to nothing.But now bleeding slightly. I am not due for my period for 11 days. Is this my period? Or is from the sex? I hope I could still be pregnant? Can I be? We are really trying.

    • Nichole

      I know I had my period on May 1.We had sex the 12 ans 13th. The ovulation predictor said I was ovulating on the 11th. So I am due in 14 days not 11. Can I still get pregnant? We were unprotected over 10 times.

      • drtan

        The mild bleeding is probably from vaginal abrasions from the frequent coitus. That has no effect on pregnancy. You had sex when you were most fertile so that increases your chances. I do hope you are pregnant. Keep your fingers crossed and wait for the period that hopefully never comes. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  260. Mhairi

    I am a healthy 50 year old menopausal woman.I had not had sex since January and had sex this week.During foreplay I noticed a tiny bit of blood on my lovers hands. No post sex bleeding

    • drtan

      Likely from dryness of the vagina. You can try using progesterone vaginal creams. However, it would also be prudent to exclude cervical and endometrial cancers if you have not done already. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  261. Hello. I have been in implanon for almost a year now without any periods. 2 weeks ago i noticed that I was spotting. It didn’t look normal though. It was brownish. It stopped and my boyfriend and i had sex. Immediately after I cleaned up I noticed that I was bleeding again. Very light but scary. Two nights ago we had sex and it was very painful! Any ideas? Could it just be from not having a period for so long?

    • drtan

      Implanons are notorious in causing unpredictable periods. The thing you would need to exclude is cervical lesions like pre-cancer. Also if indicated you need to rule our infections. I think it is time for a visit to your ObGyn. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  262. Aniket

    me & my girlfriend are 19years old, we had protected sex 3 weeks ago on the 12th day of her menstrual cycle
    my question is, its been 4 days late, she didn’t got her periods yet, we both are worried that she might be pregnant or not, please help
    is there any contraception we can use now if she is pregnant??

    • Aniket

      please help!!

    • drtan

      Using a condom is not 100% foolproof and 12 days is a very fertile period. So yes she could be pregnant. Nothing you can do now. Once the pregnancy is confirmed you will need to see a doctor if you wish to terminate it. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  263. Alyssa

    Hi Dr. Tan,

    Things have been a little strange since my second child was born. She was born almost a year ago and up until now I have always had regular periods.

    Presumably because I was nursing, I didn’t get a period at all until two months after my daughter was weaned (she was weaned at 8 months). After then, I have had some painless spotting after sex, usually followed (an hour or so later) by low back pain which goes away with tylenol or advil. There is always adequate lubrication during sex and we aren’t rough with each other. I find it interesting that directly after sex, there is no blood on me or my husband, but after I walk around for a while, or stand, then I see the blood.It is small in amount but bright red.

    My doctor checked me for a cervical polyp and could see nothing abnormal with a speculum and manual pelvic exam. I am now waiting to see a specialist and I recently had the back pain and a small bleed without having had sex first.

    I am worried about cancer! As a background, I am a healthy weight Caucasian, 27 years old with two children, Last year’s PAP test was normal. Both children were very large babies (9 lbs, 3 oz and 10 lbs, 2 oz) and I did not have gestational diabetes.

    Thank you for any advice you can provide.

    • drtan

      First thing I would want to exclude is infection. A mild PID can cause exactly your symptoms. I assume you are worried about endometrial cancer as you have already excluded cervical cancer. I think this is very very unlikely given your age and the fact that you just had a child a year ago. It could be just some vaginal abrasions or tears. There is also the possibility of hormonal related problem such as endometriosis. All in all nothing much to worry about. I’m sure the specialist will exclude the infections. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  264. Hi I’m concerned if I should go to the hospital or if this is something I can fix at home. Me and my boyfriend were having sex he was very deep, everything was fine. Afterwards I was bleeding alot and then I have severe pains that come and go throughout the day. I’m still bleeding , and the pains comes but when it comes it’s severe pain but then it goes away. I’m healthy I’ve never had any problems until now.

  265. Victoria

    I’m not sure your replying to this post anymore, but it’s worth a shot. First I will start by saying I do have hpv and precancerous cells. I found this out in January. Over the last several months I’ve noticed spotting after sex, but very light and it seemed like it was old blood longer then it was bright red blood. I’m on the mirana IUD which can cause irregular bleeding. I did jut finisd an actual period although it lasted about 2 1/2 weeks with more clots then usual even in the end. I’ve noticed the spotting a pattern after sex, even though i started my period after we had sex a couple weeks ago. I brushed it off cause i hadnt had a real period in a while and it felt like the real deal. On saturday night my husband a I had sex, my period was done for 2 days and nothing was different about the sex. Except the following morning(sunday) I woke up to blood stained sheets and clothes. I’m bleeding like a period all over again. Same as before, full of clots. No real discomfort that I’ve noticed. It’s now day two of bright red blood, I stained my sheets again overnight and am really getting concerned about my underlining issues going on. Is this change expected with what’s going on with me? Can it wait till I see my doctor next month for another pap? Also when is it too much bleeding?

    • drtan

      Still replying. Your kind of bleeding sounds very hormonal in nature probably due to the Mirena. I do not think there is anything to be overly worried about. Keep your doctor’s appointment. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  266. Samantha

    I was diagnosed with 3 ovarian cysts. MRI shows they are either endometrial cyst or hemorrhagic cyst. The doc recommended me to take 2 months of birth control pill to see if they get better or not. My period was very regular (30 days cycle, last 7 days each time) every month. I got my last period on May 8th (also this is the date i started to take my birth control pill), this time my period lasted 9 days. the 10th day had no blood, and I had intercourse with my hubby on the 11th day, and it bleed after sex..(not much, but a little more than spotting) and then it stopped. Now it’s the 12th day, I realized it just bleeds after intercourse and then stops. Is my period over? or does this still consider as period? Should I go see doctor again because I bleed after sex now? Or is the birth control causing all this? Or are my cysts getting worse? I feel no pain…a little pain during intercourse and a little burning feeling as well. Thanks

    • drtan

      It is not uncommon to have some irregularity in the period for the first 3 months you are on BCPs. Observe it and see if it settles down. Let your doctor know the next time you see him. I doubt it is anything too serious. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  267. HI i’m delayed for 2 months. Me and my bf had sex and during our intercourse, there is blood. I immediately took pregnancy test right after sex and the result is POSITIVE. Is this accurate? I’m so paranoid. Please help me. Anyway, after that incident. We had sex again, and there’s blood again. What does this really mean? Please answer. Thank you!

    • drtan

      It means that you are very likely pregnant and you are having early pregnancy bleeding aka threatened abortion. You would need to see your ObGyn first to confirm the pregnancy next to manage it. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  268. looloo

    hi!! i had a c-section delivery two month ago,my partner and i had sex two days ago .after intercourse i had a clear jelly like discharge with thin line of blood..and i still have 2 or 3 spot of brown discharge..what could be wrong???i am so worried…please help me

  269. Hey! On occasion, after sex, I have slight spotting. It goes away immediately after. It only happens a few days before my period. The rest of the month is completely normal. I have no pain and my periods are very regular. Should I be concerned or is it likely just related to my period being due? Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time!

    • drtan

      It is probably due to the thick endometrial lining that starts to shed because of the pumping action of the intercourse. Not a concern. Be sure you get your regular PAP smears. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  270. angel28

    Good day.I have lost two babies before my last born due to my tubes, so January 2012 my left tube was taken out and in May 2012 I found out that I am pregnant. I have had my baby 4 months ago, after I gave birth my first period only started 12 weeks after my baby was born. But it came back with a bang, a lot of bleeding! Since then I have irregular bleeding periods. I have also started with the pill when my first period started. Even before I got pregnant I noticed that it was painfull when I have intercourse and that I will also bleed for a day. But now after I gave birth I have noticed that bleeding will last for more than 3 days…….is this normal. I also get bad menstrual cramps, somedays I cant even stand up straight since the birth of my baby. Please help because I dont know whats happening

    • drtan

      It sounds to me like you might have endometriosis. Check with your doctor if you would benefit from an ultrasound scan. Endometriosis can be managed with medication and surgery. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  271. rachel

    I am 25 years old. 2 years ago i had some brown spotting in between my periods. I turned out i had minor displasia: CIN1. They did a LEEP and since then i did not have problems anymore. I’ve had 3 pap-smears in the last 2 years and all of them turned out normal. The last of these pap-smears was 2 months ago and this one was also fine, moreover it also tested negative for HPV.
    3 days ago i had sex with my boyfriend and afterwards when i went to the toilet and whiped and noticed a bit of very light pink on the toiletpaper. Like a little bit of blood mixed with vaginal mucous. It was very little and for 2 days after i had very light brown discharge, which then stopped. Should i be worried about this? I am so afraid its displasia again, but my pap smear was normal and i normally never bleed after sex. What can it be?

  272. Jenna

    Hello,
    Sorry i know this is way TMI but I’m 17 & yesterday I masterbated with a sex toy. I didn’t use lubrication, & while I was master bating I stuck it in as far as I could (about 7-8 inches) and I could feel pressure & when I pulled it out I noticed a small dot of brownish reddish blood & didn’t think anything so I kept going. Once I was finished I noticed more brownish reddish blood. It isn’t super heavy but every time I use the restroom & wipe its pinkish? I’m not bleeding a whole lot but this has been goin on for more then 8 hours & I’m kind of scared & would like to know what could this possibly be & if I should see my doctor?

  273. Hello! I also deal with light spotting after sex but only a few days before my period. It stops immediately and then, usually a couple days later, I start my period. Is it likely related or should I be concerned that its something more serious? I don’t experience pain during intercourse and I don’t spot at any other time. My cycles are very regular.
    Thank you so much for your time!

    • drtan

      Just before your period the endometrial lining is very thick. It is also all ready to shed. So the pressure and pumping action from intercourse might cause some of the endometrium to start shedding first. This is the most likely cause of your bleeding and is nothing serious. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  274. simone

    Hi Dr. Tan. Last night my boyfriend and I had sex. We used a condom but when we were done the condom came off inside of me. Gross! After about an hour I went to the bathroom and noticed a tiny amount of blood when I wiped. My period is 4 days late. (My period always comes on a few days late) but I was wondering could I be pregnant?

    • simone

      And also it was kind of rough.

    • drtan

      The fact that the condom came off really means that you could get pregnant. However there can be many reasons for a delayed period. If it still does not come then it would be prudent to do a pregnancy test. I doubt the blood is of any significance, probably just from abrasions. Make sure you get your regular PAP smears though. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  275. hi… done with my period 3 days ago… ive been having nausea , brown discharge. Had sex twice after the end of my period and bled after sex on those 2 occasions. What do you think is wrong with me. Pleaseeee ,…. thanks…..

  276. Serae

    Hi dr. I have a problem. My dude came down this past wkend and wevee had some ccrazyrough sex. I was ok until the day he left. I walked him to the bus stop , came home and realized i had blood in my undies. Its been 3 days already and im still bleeding but with no pain at all. At first it was light then got heavy for like 2 hrs until a big clot came out. Now its light again, it wont even fill a pad if i had it on all day. Im not due for my period for 2 more wks.I was told to go to the doctor bt it doesnt seem serious enough for me to. I would like to know what you thank. Thanks alot

  277. Serae

    Hi dr. I have a problem. My dude came down this past wkend and wevee had some ccrazyrough sex. I was ok until the day he left. I walked him to the bus stop , came home and realized i had blood in my undies. Its been 3 days already and im still bleeding but with no pain at all. At first it was light then got heavy for like 2 hrs until a big clot came out. Now its light again, it wont even fill a pad if i had it on all day. Im not due for my period for 2 more wks.I was told to go to the doctor bt it doesnt seem serious enough for me to. I would like to know what you thank. Thanks alot i appreciate it

    • You are right. It’s probably just some vaginal tears or abrasions. This is assuming you have had regular normal PAP smears. Don’t worry about it unless it persists. Please post follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  278. Hi Dr, i had sex with my boyfriend on thursday last week, and i felt much pain after that, then we had again on sunday the previous pain was gone, and from sunday till yesterday i had been bleeding and now i have this horrible smell from underneath though the bleeding has stopped! I am on my 4th pill week but last week i missed 3days (wednesday, friday and saturday!) What could this be??

    • It could be injuries in your vagina or it could be an infection. You could be pregnant because you missed the pills. This has nothing to do with your symptoms. Please post follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  279. Steffie

    I am 33 years old and for sometime now, I’ve had no period (nearly a year) but I always spot slightly after sex. Sometimes the blood is bright red, but most often it is dark brown. I’ve also noticed the discharge to be quite grainy looking at times (almost looks like I’ve pee’d out sand). I am not on the pill (I have two kids, 11 & 8, and have not used any birth control for nearly ten years), and have been with the same person for the past 13 years.

    I used to get regular periods up until about a year and a half ago, and the discharge was always bright red, clotted, and very heavy. Now I’m spotting all the time and nothing more. I know I have some hormonal issues (Prolactonoma, diagnosed in 1998 when I was 18, and prescribed Bromocriptine 2.5mg x twice per day), and I am also slightly overweight.

    I’ve noticed that after I use a vibrator, i bleed bright red and I tend to get a cramping feeling in my abdominam just like I would when I got my period. What seems strange, but more likely coincidental, is that when I used to get my period and it was late, deep vaginal penetration seemed to be the trick, otherwise I would spot only. However, that does not seem to make any difference these days.

    I’ve had a normal Pap test within the last year, and no changes in weight. Not sure if it makes much difference, but my sex drive is always on high.

    Is it possible that the combination of having a Prolactonoma and being overweight (5’4.” And 199lbs) is pushing my body into premature menopause? I just feel like something is not right…

    • Sounds like progesterone deficiency. The lining in your womb is probably very thin even at the time of the period. So there is not much to shed out in the first place. There are many possible causes. Having high serum prolactin definitely does not help. You would find that if you get a shot of progesterone, you will have a ‘normal period’. The other possibility is that you have a high androgen level. Maybe from PCOS. Either way, you are right that you have a hormonal issue. Does not sound serious though. You would need a blood test to find out what is going on then you can consider taking hormone regulating pills. Please post follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  280. Nancy

    I’ve been bleeding from my vag for a few days now I’m 15 I masturbate with a hairbrush (the end) and it’s been fine before and last time I bled a bit a t stopped and then I did it again not thinking and it’s started again the blood looks like dead blood it’s a brownish collie with clots but sometimes it can be red with small cloths I don’t know what to think I’m so scared

    • There is a brownish Collie coming form your vagina? Dam spell check. You are most likely injuring your vagina with the hairbrush and that is causing the bleeding. You might want to invest in a proper sex toy which is probably safer. If you are sexually active you should also see a doctor to rule out possible infections. Please post follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  281. I’m 37 years old and.typically have around a 28 day cycle occasionally as short as 22 days. Last Wednesday and this past Saturday I had sex with a man who is considerably larger than my husband. Today I started bleeding pretty heavy like a period but it’s only day 18 of my cycle. I don’t have any pain but should I be worried? Also I took the Plan B morning after pill on Thursday.

    • Probably just abrasions or tears. I assume you have regular normal PAP smears. If you do not please go get one to rule out cervical pathologies. Please post follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  282. tnea28

    During sex it feels like mate touches something when he goes deep and I begin to bleed every time. It’s always very red and seems as if my period has started again but stops as quickly as I wash up. Should I be worried?!

  283. Hi

    I am experiencing a pink discharge very soon after unprotected sex. This has now happened on a number of occasions and I am getting concern about what is causing it.
    Can you please help advise?

    Thanks…

  284. Laylay

    Doc, the other day I had rough (dry) sex twice with my boyfriend. The first time was fine because we were still lubed pretty well, but during the second time I was extremely dry. Not only that, I’m pretty he also hit my cervix because there was pain a few times he thrusted inwards. No big deal, I was just sore that night.
    then the day after, I noticed that my stomach was cramping as if I was having dysmenorrhea and then there was some brown discharge followed by some slight red-pinkish discharge.

    Is that normal after having rough sex? I’ve never experienced it because, but then this is also the first time we still had sex even after I became dry.

    I’m pretty sure it’s not implantation bleeding because we used a condom both times and when his penis touched my vagina without one, I was dry and he was just as dry and it was only dry humping.

    Can I get some answers? please and thanks!

  285. Laylay

    Dr. Tan,

    My bf and I had rough sex the other day. The first time was perfectly fine, but the second session I had him stop because I was very dry and when he went in, he started hitting something inside that hurt. But aside from mild soreness, I wasn’t having any problems.

    The following day my discharge was brown and now there’s still a slight reddish hue to my discharge. It comes with mild cramps. I don’t think i’m pregnant especially since I not due to ovulate yet and plus we used a condom.

    is this normal?

    Appreciate the help.

    • Probably just due to trauma to the vagina or cervix from the rough intercourse. Don’t worry. If it persists or recurs, see your doctor for a PAP smear and to test for infections. Please post follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  286. Hi Dr!
    My period ended around the 30th of May and i had (unprotected) rough sex on the 3rd of June, the first couple days after i had light spotting (which is normal for me) and since the third day it has been a little heavier than spotting and usually darker red or brown. I feel no pain so im wondering why the bleeding would be carrying on for so long…almost two weeks.
    (Ive been on the pill for a couple years, im 20yrs old)

    thanks in advance,

    Nina

    • Because of your age the chance that this is due to something sinister like cancer is low but you can never be too careful about these things. So you really should first rule out cervical and endometrial cancers or precancer. The other possible cause is a cervical polyp. There could also be something in your diet or medication that is affecting the hormonal levels from your pills and result in breakthrough bleeding. Please post follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  287. tashia

    Hi Dr,
    I had my period on the 23rd of May and it lasted for seven days,I had sex with my husband on the 6th of June and I have been bleeding(spotting) since then(right now as we speak). I have bled in the past when we had sex but never this long, I do have fibroids and the last time I got them checked I was told they were only 2cm. Could the bleeding be related to having fibroids or does it sound like something else? I have a drs.appt.next week but I wanted to see if u could tell me what it may sound like.

    • Does not sound like fibroids at all. The most sinister possibilities would be cancers (cervical and endometrial). Could also be something as benign as a polyp or vaginal abrasions or tears. Please post any follow up questions on http://www.askdrtan.com

  288. Ok so in march I had intercourse with my boyfriend, after two months without my period I thought I was pregnant but then I got my period and it wasn’t normal I had like little clots coming out and the blood color wasn’t the same, I honestly didn’t feel my period the same, I lasted almost two weeks, I thought it was normal cause Im usually irregular n when I get my period I get it for like a week, but since it wasn’t the same i also thought that it might have been a miscarriage, but in the end I didn’t pay any mind to it, and so now it’s June and I’ve had intercourse a few times and every time I do I end up bleeding, and it’s not a lot it’s only a tiny bit, well the first time I had intercourse after all that I bleed a lot but eventually it stopped, other than that it’s only been a little bit and then it stops, and so my question is, was I pregnant, or is it an infection??? I’m a little worried though..

    • Could be both. Your initial bleeding does sound like a miscarriage. Now the persistent bleeding could be due to a few things: 1. Retained products on conception. 2. Infection. 3. Cervical lesions.

  289. Hi me and mu boyfriend had sex last week but i bleed a little bit but it was only when i wiped after going to the toilet. Ive been on the same pill for three year and in the past couple of months ive been having problems with my period and brown discharge lasting 3 weeks of the month sometimes. I have been on a diet the ladt couple of months when these problems started.

    Should i be worried???
    Please help!!!

    • You need to rule out cervical pathologies. So you will need to see a doctor for an internal exam and a PAP smear. Your diet could also be affecting the hormonal absorption from the pill and causing breakthrough bleeding. Of course it could also be something as benign as just vaginal tears or abrasions.

  290. hi doctor
    i just had sex with my husband and after we finished
    i notised bright red blood all over the sheets
    and on my pillow and on my husbanfs penis and now have low abdominal
    pains what can it be i am on the coil xx

    • Most likely trauma to the cervix. Because you have the coil you need to be wary of possible PID.

  291. Sheerry

    I am in mid 40s. Not having very regular period. Not on BCPs. When I do have sex, there is bright red blood, varying from a little to a lot. I have very passionate sex with my boyfriend and we are exclusive. My last OB said I had friable cervix. This is embarrassing. I recently took 3 days of antibiotics in case I had an infection. Not sure what to do. HELP. Last time I had a sonogram a year ago and pap smear, all normal.

    • Did you check for infections? 3 days of abx sounds a little too short a course.

  292. i’ve had irregular periods for a while. when it actually comes its very light at times or heavy. i haven’t had sex in a while and when i finally did (just a few days after a very light period) it was a bit painful and i bled heavily and there was a clot the size of a nickle. …would see a doc soon but i just wanted to have an idea of what it might be..??

  293. Shala G

    I am 6months pregnant me and my fiancé just had sex afterward i got spotting and then pain at the bottom of my stomach is this normal or should i be concerned?

    • You should be concerned and please go see your doctor. You may have a low lying placenta. In a worst case scenario you may develop placenta abruption.

  294. unforgiven87

    I recently had sex and when i went to the bathroom semen and blood was in the bowl . nothing after wiping just in the toilet. And four days later te samething so scared

    • drtan

      You will need to see your ObGyn to rule out cervical problems and polyps and pre-cancer. You may also need to rule out possible womb/endometrial problems.

  295. unforgiven87

    im in my late 20s no kids yet and my bf been together over a year this just started to happen and i have no insurance, not sure what to expect from the emergency room but i need to get answers. reading everything online i dont have no symptoms so maybe it was rough sex …. what should i do

  296. Nicole

    Hello Dr. Tan. I am 18 years old and this past Thursday I had vaginal intercourse. I went home later that night and noticed when I was getting ready for bed, I bled all over my underwear. My period is a little irregular from time to time, but I just ended my last cycle last week. This was not my first time having vaginal intercourse, and I always use condoms. I’m very worried if this is an STD or if just overreacting and it’s a tear. I was wondering if I should go to a doctor or wait about a week to see if the bleeding ceases. I’m confused and don’t know what to do.

    • drtan

      There is no STD that can cause such immediate symptoms so that is not something you should be concerned about. Honestly it does not sound like anything sinister to me. Just give it some time.

  297. Jenny

    Hi “drtan”,
    Im 22 and a surrogate for my aunt im currently taking estrogen twice a day and about days ago I had sex and it was a bit dry and aftrrward I noticed bright red blood on the toilet paper and it still continues in about a scant amount sometimes when I wear a pad it is a brown color like old blood on the pad but when I wipe now its like a dark red color some light parts I have been feeling a little discomfort at times down there like I have a cut or something but I dont see anything. My question is after how many days should it go away and if it does see a doctor. I would appreciate your help this hasnt every happen to me before. Thanks

    • Jenny

      I had sex 2days ago and just wondering after how many days is it a concern and have to tell my doctor?

      • drtan

        I think you should let your doctor know asap. Not because I think it is serious, but because you are carrying a baby and these things should be monitored rather closely. However, at the end of the day I think you probably just have an abrasion or something equally as benign.

  298. Laura

    The first time I had sex there was no bleeding or discomfort, the second time there was lots and lots of blood. I put it down to roughness but thinking about it there was too much blood to just be put down to being a little rough. Again after sex I am bleeding a lot. Not just spotting, it feels like an extra heavy period. I have no additional pain or discomfort and I’m 99% certain I don’t have an std since I always make sure to use a condom. I’m really scared about it but terrified to go to the doctor! :( I am 20 and haven’t had irregular periods since I was 16 so I am fairly certain it’s not that.

    • drtan

      Based on your history I would still say the most likely cause is a vaginal or cervical tear. However, the amount of bleeding you describe sounds more like a hormonal problem like DUB. I think you will need to see a doctor to figure this one out.

  299. Hi dr

    I am a 32 year old married and have 3 kids we are trying for baby #4. Tonight after sex when I wiped the immediate discharge was clear but had some very light brown mixed in? This happened 1 time last month too??

    • drtan

      Sounds like some bleeding. If you have been having regular normal PAP smears you do not need to worry. If not please see your doctor for one. Aside from ruling out cervical lesions it can also pick up cervical polyps. If this continues, you will need an Ultrasound Scan of your womb. That said, this is most likely due to vaginal abrasions.

  300. Jamie

    I’m 23. I have been having regular sex with my partner since March and everything has been fine. Until recently, nothing had happened. Recently, I assume I got a tear near the entrance of my vagina. It stung to pee, it bled very lightly after (it stopped very, very shortly after it started). It hurt to have sex at first, but that went away quickly after we started. Yesterday, however, it hurt, like normal, but we had to stop. When we stopped, he noticed I was bleeding. It was a lot more than what it had been before, and it still hasnt stopped. Hours after, I felt cramps, like when I first start my period, but they stopped an hour later. This morning, however, they started again. I feel no pain from the bleeding. When I found out I had a tear, it wouldnt hurt the day after we had sex but it would the second day. However, now I feel no pain except when I sit a certain way. This really worries me. What should I do? And if it just happens to be a tear, how long should I wait for it to heal?

    • drtan

      Still sounds like a tear. Give it a week to heal. If it does not you really need to see a doctor.

  301. Jamie

    Also, he isn’t very big. But we do have very rough sex sometimes. Mostly with him on top.

  302. I had sex about 6 days ago. During sex I started bleeding heavily the rest of the day and some pressure in my lower back.Then some blood clots came out and the bleeding started to calm down.But now I’ve been lightly bleeding with a minor cramp here and there..I’m sure this isn’t normal is it?

    • Sounds like you injured the cervix. It should resolve by itself. However, if this persists for 2 weeks, please see your doctor.

  303. Mariel

    Okay, well I just turned 18, and I was masturbating, quite roughly, and I, came. And I kept going, and after that I felt very warm liquid on my hands, And when I checked the sheets were stained quite badly, maybe 2×3 inches. And my hands were pretty covered in it. I’m afraid of doctors/hospitals, and I want to know if maybe its something that isn’t so severe? Maybe just a tear? I’ve never really bled like this before, it felt like the last day of my period, but I got off of it the 4th or 5th of this month. Also if it helps my periods usually last 6 days, and it lasted 2 days this time, maybe it cut off? But thats a long time to cut off? And why would it come back now? When I’m being rough? Maybe I triggered it or something, It would mean a lot if you responded, I’m super scared.

    • Yes it does sound like just a tear. Or maybe you tore your hymen. Really does not sound like anything sinister. Please do not worry.

  304. So ive been dating the same guy for 3 years now ,only partner ive had. Im 19 so am not required for a pap yet. Recently in the past 6 months sometimes notall i experience pain like hes hitting something. Then i fell like i always have to pee and start bleeding but only for a little while. No longer than a day. Also im on the depo shot nd dont get my period. Please let me know what you think it is, or if its normal. Thank you

    • All in all your symptoms suggest an infection. Maybe even a PID. I suggest you see your doctor and get some tests done.

  305. Alicia

    Me and my boyfriend have been dating for two years. We constantly had sex until about one month because of work And the last time we had sexy before the month with no sex I bled a little bit after. We just had sex today and I bled right after. It was rough sex but I don’t know. Shoul I be worried ??

  306. Rachel

    Hi – I had a baby 9 weeks ago and had a normal delivery with a medium tear with stitches. Last night my husband and I had sex (not the first time since my delivery) and it was a little uncomfortable as I felt quite dry. Everything was fine, been to the toilet through the night and no bleeding. Got up this morning and some 10 hours after intercourse I have bled (bright red) – this has not happened previously. i had my period a week and a half ago so don’t think it could be that, so am very concerned. Can you advise please?

    Thanks

    P.s had a smear test a month or so before I got pregnant and that was fine…

    • It has only been 9 weeks since your delivery. Your hormones would still be settling down. I am surprised that you even had your period so soon. Don’t worry about it. This will sort itself out after some time.

  307. Hello, most of the time during and after my husband and I have sex, I bleed. Usually, it’s like I have started my period but then it goes away until I actually start (which usually isn’t too far off maybe 7-10 days later). Occasionally, I don’t necessarily bleed but when I urinate afterwards his sperm is pinkish in color. This has been going on a while now but didn’t really realize until my husband brought it up. I did have a really bad case of PID about two years ago but no issues since then. I’m not sure if age tells you anything, but I’m 34. I consider myself to be very hygienic and only have sex with my husband of seventeen years. In fact, they couldn’t really tell me much about why I got PID. Any thoughts on what this may be and if I should be concerned? Thanks.

    • PLEASE, I would love some advice :)

      • Dr Elaine Loh

        The 2 sinister causes that we would want to exclude that could be causing your symptoms are infections and cancer/pre-cancer. More likely, it is due to something benign like a cervical polyp. That said, it is always prudent to see your doctor and exclude the sinister causes first.

  308. Hi me and my boyfriend had sex july 24 and it wasn’t rough or anything. I had my period three weeks ago and after sex I think it was about two hours afterwards I had brown blood come out there was no pain what so ever im still confused on this

    • Dr Elaine Loh

      You are coming to your next period. This means the endometrial lining in your womb is already rather thick. Sometimes, a bit of this can shed during sex. It is nothing to be too concerned about. If you get bleeding after every intercourse, you should see your doctor for a thorough check up.

  309. Hi Dr,
    I am 25 years old. Myperiod is not due for another week or so. While having sex with my boyfriend yesterday, during the first go, I noticed bright red blood on the condom after he pulled out. There wasn’t much blood and no pain at all.
    The second and third time, there was no bleeding at all. I thought my period started but woke up this morning without any bleeding. Am I supposed to be worrie?

    Thanks.

    • Btw, The sex wasn’t rougher than usual.

      • Dr Elaine Loh

        Your symptoms sounds very much like it is just due to some abrasions in your vagina. Don’t worry about it. Make sure you continue to get your regular PAP smears.

  310. Hi.

    I have been on the Levlen contraceptive pills for about 6 yrs before switching to Diane 2 months ago. I wasn’t spotting for the last 2 months but today, after having sex with my bf, I wiped myself and it was brown blood. After about 10 min of bleeding out some brown blood it stopped. Before sex when I urinated everything was clear.

    Also I don’t feel any abdominal pain or anything. My period also just finished 5 days ago.

    I’m very worried and not sure what it could be. Please help!

    • Dr Elaine Loh

      Probably just some remnant blood in your uterus that was pumped out during sex. You need not be too concerned. However, if this happens again nearer the middle of your cycle, you should see your doctor.

  311. Hi,

    I have been having regular periods for years 30-34 day cycle and used to last 4-5 days max. Last year I had my smear test and a month later wore a tampon which I don’t usually wear, after these my periods are still regular, but are lasting upto 12-15 days? First 2 days heavy then not much at all, if me and my husband have sex whilst practically no bleeding I then bleed more, either the black stuff of blood? We did it a couple of days ago and then I lost more black stuff then this morning and I bled when wiping, not much on the pad it’s more when I wipe after going toilet, b