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close this bookWhere Women Have No Doctor - A Health Guide for Women (Hesperian Foundation, 1997, 600 p.)
close this folderChapter 22: Abnormal Bleeding from the Vagina
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View the documentBleeding during pregnancy or after childbirth
View the documentBleeding after an abortion or miscarriage
View the documentBleeding after sex
View the documentBleeding after menopause

Bleeding after sex

Bleeding problem

May be caused by

What to do

Bleeding during or after sex

sexually transmitted disease (STD)

See ‘gonorrhea and chlamydia’.

pelvic inflammatory disease


forced sex

See “Rape.”

growths or cancer of the cervix or womb

See ‘cancer of the cervix’ and ‘problems of the womb’.