Vaginal bleeding after sex, also known as postcoital bleeding , is not an entirely uncommon situation among menstruating women. And it's even more common in postmenopausal women. While the bleeding can sometimes be distressing, the cause is relatively benign in most cases. Many of the causes of postcoital bleeding overlap. While most of these causes of bleeding are of no concern, there are times when bleeding could be a sign of a more serious problem.
Vaginal Bleeding During or After Sex
When Bleeding During Sex Is NBD and When It’s a Problem | SELF
Many women experience vaginal bleeding after sex at one time or another. In fact, up to 63 percent of postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness and vaginal bleeding or spotting during sex. Additionally, up to 9 percent of menstruating women experience postcoital bleeding. Occasional light bleeding is usually not a cause for concern.
What Causes Bleeding After Sex?
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Sometimes, your vagina bleeds. Of course, you know this, as you bleed during your period. While bleeding during sex might sound alarming, there are many non-serious possible explanations.
Sex is messy, thanks to all the bodily fluids involved. But blood should not be on that list of bodily fluids making a regular appearance in the bedroom. Vaginal bleeding during sex is sometimes NBD, but other times it can be a sign of a health problem—like an infection or even cancer—that needs to be addressed.