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I had 3 hours ago and since then I have

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I had vaginal intercourse 3 hours ago and since then I have been bleeding, sometimes heavily. My period is not to start for another 2 weeks. I wasn't sure if I should go to the ER or just wait it out. This has never happened before.

Hello Jan,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

If the bleeding is too heavy (need to change the sanitary napkin / tampon) in less than 2 hours; it would warrant an evaluation at ER. Otherwise you can wait and seek a routine appointment with your gynecologist. There can be various causes for bleeding after intercourse;

1) Infections like chlamydia, vaginitis, cervicitis

2) Cervical dysplasia

3) Cervix cancer

4) Cervical polyps

5) Vaginal yeast infection

6) Endometriosis

7) Uterine polyps and fibroids

8) Injury during intercourse

A physical examination by a gynecologist and an ultrasound usually are able to determine the cause. Read the resource;

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