Is bleeding after sex normal?

Question

I hadn't had sex for about a year then I had it four times the other night (same partner). I wasn't sore but the day after I had light spotting and now two days later its heavier. I don't know if its due to to much action to quickly or because I forgot my pill and took two the morning after.

Answer

Bleeding after sex could be attributed to several different things. It could be related to the sudden increase in sexual activity that you experienced, which may have made you susceptible to irritation or tearing. However, bleeding after intercourse can also be related to an infection, polyps, or contraceptive use. It is important that you have regular gynecological exams and not ignore the vaginal bleeding that you are experiencing, especially if it continues to occur or does not get better.

RMK