I do have mild bleeding after intercourse for like 24 hours or more. This has been happening now for like 5 months. 3 months after i noticed it, i went to my doctor and he carried out a pap smear and it came back ok, he also did me some test for gonorrhea and clymidia which all came back negative. he then sent me to do a vaginal ultrasound and he said from the results i am perfectly ok, but this month, the same thing is happening, i still bleed after having sex and after that a foul smelling discharge, what can possibly be wrong with me? and more to that, i have been trying to conceive now for like a year to no avail, please i do need your help.
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Foul smelling vaginal discharge is associated with vaginal or cervical infection. The spotting/bleeding during or after intercourse could also suggest possibilities like vaginal infections, internal injury/trauma, cervical erosion or dysplastic changes, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, endometritis, ovarian cysts, hormonal derangements affecting the bleeding pattern, anemia etc. It is difficult to comment on the cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding/spotting that you describe without examining you. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Presence of infection, cervical dysplastic changes, endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, hormonal derangements, endometritis can also cause problems in conceiving (infertility). Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding/spotting that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms and get pregnant. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
"Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals.
For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our
medical experts page.
You may also visit our Vaginal and Uterus Health , for moderated patient to patient support and information.
The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.