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Post-coital bleeding

What is post-coital bleeding?


Post-coital bleeding is bleeding after intercourse.


What causes post-coital bleeding? 


There are many causes for bleeding after intercourse, such as:

  • An infection

  • Damage to the vagina such as tears after childbirth

  • Damage to the vagina from dryness or friction during intercourse

  • Cervical polyps

  • Endometrial polyps

  • Cervical ectropion, when cells from inside the cervix grow on the outside of the cervix


Post-coital bleeding can also be a sign of cervical or vaginal cancer.


It is best to see a Gynaecologist Consultant to treat the cause of the symptoms and rule out anything serious.

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