You are in the midst of a hot session and all of a sudden, you have seen some blood spots in your bed sheets? What just happened? Is it just your period date? If not, then why?
Typically, you don’t need to worry about this not unless it becomes a regular occurrence. However, start freaking out when you are bleeding during sex and noticed that the blood spots become heavier. It can be an indication of an underlying medical condition such as cancer. When you experience this, set an appointment right away with a health expert to identify if it’s serious or not.
So, what are the possible causes of the bleeding?
- Vaginal infection
Clinical associate professor Raquel Dardik, MD, based in NYU Langone Medical Center mentioned that bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections can cause inflammation in the cervix or also known as cervicitis. While you may not feel any horrible pain when you have one, it is best recommended not to have sex temporarily until you are fully recovered.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
More often than not, bleeding also happens when you got a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This condition can be caused by several infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
- Benign polyps
Endometrial or uterine polyps or cervical polyps can also result to vaginal bleeding. For your information, cervical polyps are common to women aging 40 to 50 who experience multiple pregnancies. These polyps are normally violet or red in color. On the other hand, uterine polyps are small lumps of tissue that protrudes inside the uterus.
This can be quite frightening. If bleeding during sex occurs after 20th week of pregnancy, don’t hesitate to seek help from your doctor right away.
- Rough sex
Sometimes, a bit vigorous sex may produce friction, which results to bleeding. Not only that, unusual sex positions, having a new bedmate with piercings or anything else that is new to you can make your vaginal bleed.
- Sex abstinence
If you think not hitting the sack is a good thing for your reproductive system, then better think twice. Rekindling your sexual life after a long, long break could be too bloody. Consult your Ob-gynecologist about this and let her check your cervix.
- Bad thrush infection
Most likely, it has been affecting your vulva and soon, become vulva vaginitis. In some rare cases, vulva vaginitis causes bleeding because of irritation and inflammation outside your genitals.
Studies found out that irregular vaginal bleeding is a sign that you might have a vaginal or cervical cancer. As a matter of fact, almost 11% of women were spotted with cervical cancer. Additionally, postmenopausal bleeding can be a symptom as well of uterine cancer
- It’s actually your first time to have sex
Most of us believed that when it is your first time to have sex, blood spots can be seen in the bed sheets. The truth is, it will not always occur since your hymen wears away over time naturally.
There are myriads of potential causes for your bleeding. Fear not until a medical expert examines your situation.