Still Bleeding After Sex

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,

 

I had sex for the first time on Sat., 3/12 I was fine until the following Monday morning when I started to bleed a little. I know it's normal to bleed a little, but after that it just got worse. It's know 3/21 and I'm still bleeding, it's really heavy. My maximum pads can barely keep up with it. Now is around the time I get my period, but the stuff that's coming out is really truly blood. (Well, I'm 98% sure anyway...) I'm getting scared, because I know this isn't normal. My boyfriend did not go rough, he was very careful. Do you think he still somehow tore the vaginal wall?

Going to the doctor is almost out of the option, as I have no medical insurance and am paying for college on my own. (I'll go if I absolutely have to.) The closest free clinic is 40 miles away, gas money I don't have. Please help, I thought I was being a smart person by waiting to have sex until I was a legal age, but know I feel like a lost 5 year old at the grocery store. :/

 

Signed: Still Bleeding After Sex

Dear Still Bleeding After Sex,

 

Bleeding after sex (also called post-coital bleeding) is a relatively common occurrence that can have many causes. What you are experiencing may not be dangerous but it is not normal and you should make an appointment with the doctor as soon as possible. If you are away at college try checking into the health services provided by your school. They may have a doctor on staff or be able to advise you of services that are closer to you. You could also check the Planned Parenthood  website for closer medical treatment; they have a health center locator on their homepage. When you call the clinic to make an appointment explain your financial situation and they might be able to help you with the transportation issue. You could also ask your boyfriend to go with you and share the travel cost. Even if he is in the same financial situation as you it would be good if he or another friend could go along for support.

 

Please don’t get down on yourself. You made a responsible decision not to have sex until you were ready. The vaginal bleeding just happened it is not as a result of anything you did wrong.

 

 

 

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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