Medical Q&As

Vaginal bleeding

Sometimes when my fiancée and I are making love and I reach orgasm, I end up bleeding. I am 26 and have an active sex life. It’s not a regular thing but is it cause for major concern? Can you help?

I would suggest that you make an appointment to see your GP. I would recommend that you have a vaginal examination so that the source of the bleeding can be identified. You may have a cervical erosion, which I have discussed in a previous “ask the doctor” question. It is also possible that you have some inflammation of the cervix or you might even have a small cervical polyp. These are all simple straightforward problems that can be easily remedied.