Bleeding After Sex. What Is It?

Published: August 19, 2020
Dear TeenHealthFX,
i’m bleeding brown and red discharge/blood after having sex, it’s been two days since and it’s still bleeding... i’m not sure what to do or what it is
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Dear Bleeding After Sex. What Is It?,

Unfortunately, TeenHealthFX cannot diagnose over the internet. Since you mention still bleeding brown and red discharge two days after sex, we wonder if it is your period.

We encourage you to think back to the first day of your last period and count from there. If it is within 28-32 days, it is possible that it is just your current period. If you find that it is not within the timeframe of your period, we recommend you get seen by a medical professional to make sure everything is fine.

We would also like to mention the importance of practicing safe sex. TeenHealthFX encourages all teens to use condoms every time they engage in any type of sexual activity. Condoms are 98% in preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections when used correctly and on every sexual encounter. 

If you need help finding 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.


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