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Thursday, February 07, 2013 Mary999, Community Member, asks

Q: Bleeding after rough intercourse.

A few days ago, my partner and I had sex which was much rougher than usual.  During it, I didn't feel any pain, but afterwards we realised I was bleeding.  I figured this was probably a tear in my vagina, and thought it would probably stop in a few hours.  However, this is now the fourth day and the bleeding has not stopped.  It is not heavy (similar to light period flow), but I'm worried it has not yet stopped. 

 I went to my doctor two days ago, and she examined me and said it was probably a tear (She said it was hard to see because of the blood).  It is definately not my period (not due for another 2 weeks).  My partner and I have been together for 8 years, so there is no chance of it being caused by and STD etc.

Can you tell me how long a tear should take to heal?  Could it be possible that something more serious has been damaged internally?  I have been using tampons to stem the blood flow - could this make things worse?  I would really appreciate some insight as it is starting to scare me now.

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Sue, Community Member
2/12/13 12:00am

You may want to see your health pro. Some bleeding after rough sex and is often common from the cervix. However, this should be light and short. If the next day your are bleeding you need to have it checked out.Yell

Sue, Community Member
2/12/13 12:04am

A tampon may make harder to scab over by changing it. I would choose a pad outside and change often to advoid infection. If it continues, get back to your doctor. If it is not your period you might need to have it cauterized and you blood checked for anemia.

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By Mary999, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/12/13, First Published: 02/07/13