cervix - the narrow, lower end of your uterus - is usually the source
of bleeding brought on by vaginal sex, especially before menopause.
cells of your cervix are inflamed or otherwise abnormal, sexual intercourse
can cause enough friction to make them bleed.
after vaginal sex is never normal, but in most cases, it's the result
of harmless, treatable cervical changes, not cancer.
causes of bleeding after vaginal sex include:
* Cervical dysplasia: Is it cancer? (abnormal cells on the cervix
that aren't cancer but may be precancerous)
* Cervical ectropion, a condition in which the cervical tissue is
more susceptible to abrasion
* Cervical polyps
* Cervicitis (Inflammation of the cervix)
* Endometrial cancer
* Oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy
* Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
* Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (such as chlamydia or gonorrhea)
* Uterine fibroids
* Vaginal cancer
* Vaginal dryness (more common after menopause)