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Bleeding And Pain When I Pee

Published: November 24, 2015
Dear Bleeding And Pain When I Pee,

Im 18yrs old and my boyfriend was virgin when we started having intercourse, we have done it several times yet bearely a week from now i started bleeding. I had just finished my period so i have no idea what this bleeding is, it also hurts when i pee, and the bleeding is red not brown. Also i know it is not because of improper lubrication, it doesn't hurt during intercourse. I would like to know what is going on.


Dear Bleeding And Pain When I Pee,

There are several possibilities of why you could be experiencing the symptoms that you describe. Most likely you have developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) after sexual activity, especially since it hurts when you urinate. In women, it is very common to develop a UTI after sexual activity due to the proximity of the anus to the urethral opening. It is actually recommended for women to use the bathroom shortly after intercourse to wash away any bacteria that may have gotten into the urethra during intercourse to help prevent UTIs.

TeenHealthFX cannot give you any kind of accurate diagnosis over the web, so we recommend you meet with your primary care physician, gynecologist or adolescent medicine specialist for the following reasons:

  • It is important for you to get a definitive diagnosis. While it is most likely a UTI, other causes of bleeding after sex can include sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. So you need to meet with your doctor so that he/she can rule out an STD and properly diagnose you.

  • If you do have a UTI, you will need antibiotics, which your doctor will need to prescribe. Untreated UTI’s can progress to infections of the kidney, which are much more serious and may even require hospitalization – so it is important to make sure you are properly treated.

  • If you do happen to have an STD, then it is important for your doctor to provide you with treatment, as well as education on how to prevent transmission of STDs in the future.

If you do not have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, please call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at (973) 971-6475. Outside of this area, you can contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

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