What are the causes of bleeding after sex

What are the causes of bleeding after sex

When you get intimate with someone or opt for sexual intercourse there are plenty of things that can go wrong. The risk is not about unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. There are many of other things as well that can occur such as postcoital bleeding. The postcoital bleeding means bleeding after having an intercourse. It can freak out many women as it is a very scary scenario. However, there are many possible causes of postcoital bleeding. Let’s find out more about them. (Also read: What all you must know about period sex)

Infection
There some infections like cervicitis, vaginitis etc that can lead to inflammation of tissues in your vagina. These infections can lead to bleeding after intercourse. So, it is important to take care of infection before they turn into anything serious in future.

Cervical inflammation
The cervical inflammation can be caused by a sexually transmitted infection. This problem can lead to inflammation and irritation. It leads to pain during the intercourse and bleeding after sex. It can be a serious problem if left unattended.  (Also read: What are the dangers of unprotected sex)

Cervical polyps
The cervical polyps are small non-cancerous growth that very small. They show up on the cervix, the path connecting to the vagina. Often these lead to bleed after sex. In case of cervical polyps, all you need is a doctor’s visit. It is a simple procedure.

Wear and tear
If the vagina is not lubricated in a natural way, the intercourse is not only painful, it also causes wear and tear in the vagina. It actually causes bleeding after sex. Therefore, it is important to be careful during intercourse to maintain the health of the vagina.

Vaginal dryness
There are many possible causes of vaginal dryness such as douching, use of chemical products for vaginal cleansing. This dryness can lead to postcoital bleed. Therefore, it is important to keep your vaginal away from the chemical or any unhealthy measures. (Also read: What is the best time to do sex according to the studies)

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