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Bleeding after sex.

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Hello. i am an 18 year old female. i have been masturbating (i've used different things, mainly my fingers) for 14 years, and have used tampons. Three days ago, we tried having sex. He used a lubricated condom, but i was also really wet. He tried penetrating and it wouldn't go in. We tried a few times, but then i realized that i was bleeding everywhere, so we stopped. There was blood all over the outside of the condom (so i know it was me), there was blood on his legs and blood on my legs. i gently wiped myself with toilet paper a few times, and the bleeding lightened up a lot. Then i took a shower and washed myself. After that, i stopped bleeding. i spotted for about 19 hours after that. Last night, we tried to have sex again. He barely put the head in and i started bleeding again. It wasn't near as much as the last time though.
i am wondering why i bled. i had never had vaginal sex before, and neither had my boyfriend. i considered that maybe i broke my hymen, but i have masturbated for so long AND have used tampons, so i don't think that's it. Does anyone have any ideas??...i'm a little worried.
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replied February 23rd, 2010

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Since this was the first time you had intercourse, so this bleeding can be due to breaking up of hymen. The second possibility is of any vaginal trauma. The vagina and vulva are delicate, yet resilient structure made of skin, mucous membranes, muscle and so forth. The lining of the vagina is very similar to the tissue that lines the inside of your mouth. It's soft, squooshy, and it bleeds when it's cut or roughly rubbed. Give a break from intercourse and masturbation for some days and then if the repeat happens then get it examined from a gynecologist and get post coital bleeding ruled out.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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