Vaginal bleeding after sex


Possible causes of vaginal bleeding after sex include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical ectropion, a condition in which the inner lining of the cervix protrudes through the cervical opening and grows on the vaginal part of the cervix
  • Cervical polyps � noncancerous (benign) growths on your cervix
  • Cervicitis
  • Endometrial cancer (uterine cancer)
  • Friction during sexual intercourse
  • Genital sores that result from sexually transmitted infections, such as genital herpes or syphilis
  • Inadequate lubrication or foreplay
  • Injury to the uterine lining (endometrium) during intercourse, especially in women taking oral contraceptives
  • Menstruation
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Trauma from sexual abuse
  • Vaginal atrophy (genitourinary syndrome of menopause)
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginitis