Bleeding after intercourse is a problem not only for women, but also for men. Usually they have no clinical significance, but often the appearance of such a symptom may be evidence of a serious illness.
Postcoital bleeding in women
In most cases, the appearance of bleeding after intercourse does not pose a danger to a woman. Their reasons can be very different. First of all, various injuries of the genital tract can occur as a result of active and rough sex, which are accompanied by severe pain. In this case, a large blood loss is possible, requiring an appeal to a medical institution.
Much more often, inflammatory diseases of the genital organs and sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, become the cause of postcoital bleeding. In this case, the release of blood from the genital tract of a woman occurs not only during sex.
A common cause of such bleeding is erosions and polyps, which are usually treated on an outpatient basis.
Bleeding after intercourse can cause uncontrolled intake of certain medicines, in particular, aspirin and hormonal drugs.
Sometimes bleeding can be caused by blood diseases, cancer of the cervix and uterine body.
Bleeding accompanied by acute pain may indicate serious complications, such as ruptured ovarian cysts, rupture of the ovary, termination of a uterine or ectopic pregnancy.
What are the causes of bleeding in men
Do not discount the fact that the cause of postcoital bleeding may not lie in the fair sex, but in her sexual partner. Usually, in men under 40, hematospermia is not associated with any pathology and does not require specific treatment.
At an older age, the presence of blood in the ejaculate can be a symptom of a serious illness, the prognosis of which depends on the stage and nature of its course. The most common causes of postcoital bleeding are trauma to the penis and scrotum, prostate and ejaculatory duct stones, chronic prostatitis, adenoma, and prostate cancer.
How to solve the problem
Postcoital bleeding, provoked by many causes and factors, may differ in intensity and consequences. In most cases, they are harmless enough and can be easily eliminated. If the bleeding is accompanied by pain, even bearable, you should immediately seek medical help. In any case, only a specialist will be able to establish the exact cause of postcoital bleeding, and, if necessary, prescribe the optimal treatment.