Why do I bleed during sex?

Cause of bleeding during intercourse

Question: What causes bleeding during intercourse?

answer: You may very well bleed during intercourse. The cause is mostly harmless changes in the cervix.

These are shifts of the mucous membrane from the inside of the uterus. They stand out as a red area around the cervical canal. The mucous membrane is thinner than that of the vagina, so that mechanical stress causes it to bleed quickly. Infections by bacteria or viruses also increase the sensitivity.

In addition, small polyps in the mucous membrane can form, which also tend to bleed.

However, it should not be forgotten that there are also malignant changes in the cervix, the first symptom of which is bleeding during sexual intercourse. Therefore, in such cases, it is always advisable to visit a gynecologist.

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Authors:
Dr. Britta B├╝rger, specialist in gynecology and obstetrics

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