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Bled A Lot After Sex with My Boyfriend

Published: June 26, 2018
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I have had sex with my boyfriend twice and both times i have bled a lot. he also told me that when he fingers me my vagina has like bumps or something. recently i have also been having what feels like cramps down there. what should i do? what does this mean?i am 16.
Signed: Bled A Lot After Sex with My Boyfriend

Dear Bled A Lot After Sex with My Boyfriend,

It is possible that the bleeding you experienced was due to your period, however, since TeenHealthFX cannot know for sure and because you are feeling concerned about this, the best thing to do would be to meet with your primary care physician, gynecologist or an adolescent medicine specialist. By meeting with a doctor you can find out exactly what is going on.

If you have not done so already, FX also recommends that you when you meet with your doctor you talk to them about safer sex since you are sexually active. Doctors generally recommend that teens and young adults who choose to be sexually active use condoms each and every time they have sex to protect against unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs, as well as a back-up method of birth control such as the pill or birth control shot. Your doctor can make the best recommendations for you and discuss with you how to use properly use birth control to maximize its effectiveness.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. A Planned Parenthood health center is a good option if you have concerns about cost or confidentiality issues. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

FX also suggests that you and your boyfriend check out the links in our Resource of the Month: Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex so that you can learn about sexual readiness, how pregnancy happens, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, birth control, STDs and more. The more educated you are about these topics, the more likely you will make healthy decisions for yourself when it comes to your sexual health.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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