im 17 and im not a virgin but i still bleed after im fingered or have sex. the bleeding isnt heavy and doesnt last longer than 30 minutes but im completely scared and i dont know what to do. i've read a lot of posts that say many different things--some that it is an std or cervical cancer and some that say its completely normal and not to worry at all. I've had the shot so i dont think its cervical cancer but i dont want to risk anything. when i turn 18 my mom will take me to a gynecologist so im trying to just wait till then to see if anything is wrong with me but if this is serious i will go to plan parenthood or somewhere by myself to get whatever is wrong treated as soon as possible. please help.
First of all, you can still contract HPV (which can lead to cervical cancer if cell counts turn mutate and turn abnormal in the cervix) despite having received the Gardasil shots. Gardasil only protects you against 4 common strains (Types 6, 11, 16, and 1. Secondly, I highly doubt a bit of blood is a result of an STD unless there're other side effects that correlate with and STD. Blood after sex can be a result of several things. 1) Check you partner's nails for sharp/jagged edges if you bleed from fingering. A tiny hang nail can create a tiny tear in the vaginal walls and cause a bit of bleeding. It's nothing to worry about though (vaginal tissues often tear microscopically during intercourse and is not even noticed) unless the blood flow does not cease. 2) If you're using NuvaRing as a form of birth control, the friction and close contact of the ring to the cervix can cause spotting and bleeding during/after intercourse. I wouldn't worry or seek help for this though unless it becomes painful or again, the bleeding does not cease. 3) You may just be having "rough" sex and, like possible tears created from a hang nail, your vaginal tissue may have torn a bit in several tiny places.
If you ever experience pain or intense cramping WITH the bleeding after sex though, I suggest you seek guidance from a gynecologist as it could be a result of something more.