Vaginal bleeding that occurs between periods most often bears evidence of a certain pathology. Vaginal bleeding after sex is perhaps the most adverse symptom. It may be indicative to traumatic affection of vaginal mucous lining, presence of cervical polyps, erosion, cervical or endometrial cancer, threatened miscarriage in pregnant women. Conditions, related to oncology, can be monitored via annual preventive examinations by a gynecologist.
Pathological vaginal bleeding, which has acyclic nature that is to say is not related to periods in any way, is referred to as metrorrhagia. Vaginal bleeding after sex (post-coital bleeding) is one of the varieties of this phenomenon.
Bloody discharge can be scant, moderate or intense. The latter can provoke hemorrhagic shock (a dangerous condition, which involves much blood loss).
There are several causes for bleeding after sex.