The Causes of Vaginal Bleeding After Sex (Post Coital Bleeding)

the causes of vaginal bleeding after sex

The causes of vaginal bleeding after sex

Bleeding immediately after sexual intercourse can be due to benign causes or it can be a sign of a serious underlying condition. The bleeding can either be from the cervix, womb or vagina itself. Benign conditions include cervical polyps and ectropion.

Another common benign cause is infection and inflammation of the cervix (also known as cervicitis). This is typically caused by STD such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex and HPV.

Post coital bleeding is a typical but often a late symptom of cervical cancer and endometrial cancer. Therefore, pap smear plays a really important role in screening and early detection of pre-cancerous cells for cervical cancer.

Bleeding after sex is not a symptom to be ignored. If you think you are experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding, visit your doctor immediately for proper assessment.

Dr. Tan and Partners is a GP clinic with a special focus on providing comprehensive and holistic care for Women’s Health Issues.

We provide a private and comfortable setting for you to discuss your problem with our doctors.

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Why is it important to have PAP smear screening?

PAP smear screening is performed for early detection of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the easiest gynaecological cancer to prevent and treat with regular screening and follow up.

In Singapore, the recommended national pap smear screening programme is for women aged > 25 years who have ever had sex to have pap smear test once every 3 years. (if you have had an abnormal pap smear results, you will have to go for more frequent follow up as advised by your doctor)

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