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Bleeding after sex ?
An_246260 posted:
Well i havent had sexual relationships in 4 or 5 months and not to long ago i finally did w. boyfriend. ive known him for about 2 years & we just started going out for 3 months. Well, during sex i felt pain and i couldnt sit well, and the past 3 days ive been bleeding not to much but enough to worry me, is that normal ? my friends said its not and that i should go to the doctors.
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ashleyeddie responded:
It is COMPLETELY NORMAL, don't worry.The same thing happened to me and it can happen to anyone. If you feel the need to go to the doctor, go ahead. But I know the feeling. Blood in the undies anytime other than your period can strike fear and confusion into the heart of any woman.

My theory is this: He straight up, popped your cherry. Your hymen, the little skin inside the vagina, broke and for some girls it bleeds a bit. Then for some girls just a little. Some don't bleed at all and SOME girls are born without them!

But, if he didn't pick your fruit, the bleeding could be from an abrasion caused by your partner's penis during intercourse. It totally happens. It could be anything but those are only my humble opinions.

Don't worry, you're going to be fine. Just remember the first thing they teach us in woman school, very girl is different
georgiagail replied to ashleyeddie's response:
Your theory is fine except for the fact that the OP does not appear to be a virgin.

A good article that describes some of the medical causes for bleeding after intercourse:


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