Post-coital bleeding, also known as PCB (or vaginal bleeding after sex) is vaginal bleeding which happens during or immediately after sexual intercourse, but which is not related to your period. PCB is common and in most cases it is normally not due to cancer.
Sometimes there is no explanation, but it is very important to rule out worrying causes like cervical cancer.
Other causes include:
Depending on any other symptoms and your medical history, your GP may recommend a Colposcopy to rule out a more serious cause.
Mr Sanusi is a BSCCP accredited Colposcopist with over 25 years of experience in performing colposcopy to investigate and treat the cause of post-coital bleeding.