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I just ended a period and now its back after having sex. is that normal?

It is not really “normal” for women to bleed after sex but it can happen and there are many different causes.

It may be something as simple as a bit of tearing or friction that happened during sex or that you were just finishing your period. But bleeding after sex can also indicate some more serious conditions such as a sexually transmitted infection or even cancer.

It is not possible for me to tell you what is causing your bleeding so a trip to a health care provider is a good idea. They will be able to take a full medical and sexual history from you and do a quick exam if they feel it is needed. They will also be able to advise you on any testing you may need such as STI testing or a Pap.

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Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more information.

Health Nurse

This answer was posted on April 13, 2015

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Nina says:

is it normal that the bleeding lasts for more than 10days

Health Nurse says:

If you are experiencing ongoing unusual bleeding, it is important that you see a health care provider. They will be able to help you figure out the cause.

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