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What is Post Coital Bleeding (Bleeding after Sex)?

The term post-coital bleeding refers to any bleeding that occurs after sexual intercourse.

The presence of post coital bleeding would require further evaluation by your doctor, regardless of whether you’ve experienced it for the first time or have had recurrent episodes.

There can be various causes for post coital bleeding, hence a detailed clinical evaluation by a doctor is required for diagnosis and further treatment.

Our Women’s Clinic run by female doctors offers detailed evaluation and testing for postcoital bleeding.

In need of Female Doctors? Call our Women's Clinic @ +65 6976 5023 or drop us an email at hello@dtapclinic.com 

What are the Possible Causes of Post Coital Bleeding (Bleeding after Sex)?

The causes of post coital bleeding can be wide and varied, ranging from benign causes to more sinister causes including cervical cancer.

The bleeding can arise from local causes from the vagina, cervix or more rarely, the womb.

Therefore, it is important for you to arrange for a consultation with your doctor if you have experienced any of such symptoms, so that we may ascertain the cause of the bleeding and start appropriate treatment in a timely manner.

Is Post Coital Bleeding Dangerous (Bleeding after Sex)?

The causes of post-coital bleeding can be wide and varied, ranging from benign causes to more sinister causes including cervical cancer.

The bleeding can arise from local causes from the vagina, cervix or more rarely, the womb.

Therefore, it is important for you to arrange for a consultation with your doctor if you have experienced any of such symptoms, so that we may ascertain the cause of the bleeding and start appropriate treatment in a timely manner.

What Kind of Investigations will the Doctor Usually Perform?

The doctor will take a detailed history and perform a detailed physical examination. Further investigations will depend on the history of the patient.

This may include swabs for Vaginal infection, PAP smear or an Ultrasound Pelvis.

What are the Common Causes of Post Coital Bleeding?

Common causes of post-coital bleeding depend on the age and background of the patient.

Common causes can include cervical polyps, cervical ectropion or infections.

More sinister causes such as cervical cancer will also need to be screened for and ruled out.

Who is Usually Affected by Post Coital Bleeding?

Post coital bleeding (Bleeding after Sex) can affect anyone, ranging from people as young as their twenties to even post-menopausal women.

The causes, however, may be different depending on your age and risk factors.

How Do You Treat Post Coital Bleeding?

Treatment of post-coital bleeding will depend on the cause. Investigations and examinations will first be carried out to determine the cause.

Does It Mean I Have Cancer?

While post-coital bleeding has a wide variety of causes, it is always important to rule out the presence of cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer can affect anyone from their late teens up to their sixties. It usually peaks in women around their 30s.

It is therefore important for all sexually active women to have regular PAP smear screening.

What Are The Risk Factors for Post Coital Bleeding?

Post-coital bleeding may affect women with multiple sexual partners or those who start becoming sexually active at a younger age.

Are You Troubled by Post Coital Bleeding?

If you are worried that you have Post Coital Bleeding,  you may wish to come down to any of our clinics where our doctors will be more than glad to advise you further on tests and treatment.

We have female doctors in our DUO Galleria and Robertson Walk Branches.

Our Women’s Health Services

  • Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Intra-Uterine Device (IUD)
  • Vaginal Infection
  • Vaginal Itch
  • Abnormal Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Lumps and Bumps
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Vaginal Odor
  • Dyspareunia (Pain during Sex)
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Fertility Screening
  • Prematerial Screening
  • Preconception Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Period & Menstrual issues
  • Vaginismus
  • Women's STD Screening

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