My response to someone else with the same problems was pasted in, and it probably applies to you. However, bleeding during sex, not after, is less common, and I wonder whether you have a blood vessel abnormality in your vagina or on your cervix, such as a hemangioma (a red "mole" that may be fragile). It sounds like your STD risk is low. However, if you had other sex partners during your "break", perhaps your boyfriend did as well, so chlamydia or gonorrhea is a definite possibility. Getting a genital STD from oral sex is extremely rare.
Bottom line: You need to see a health care provider. If you don't have a regular doctor, consider Planned Parenthood or your local health department family planning clinic.
Good luck-- HHH, MD
Here is the answer the doctor gave me. I finally got in to see my regular doctor and I was given the all clear. I noticed that I was pretty dry at the beginning of intercourse and that was my problem. When I took things a little slower there was no bleeding. But my bleeding was very faint (pink) and you said yours was bright red. You might want to get into see a doctor ASAP.
Bloody spotting after sex often is a sign of cervicitis, i.e. infection of the cervix. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are the main causes.
It could also be due to cervical ectopy, a normal condition (usually) seen in young women (under 20), those who take hormonal contraception, or pregnancy. In ectopy, the fragile tissues that normally line the cervical canal migrate to the surface of the cervix. Because those tissues are more fragile, bleeding sometimes occurs after sex. Ectopy and cervicitis often are related: cervicitis can cause an area of ectopy to be swollen and even more fragile; and ectopy can predispose to cervicitis. Because pregnancy can cause ectopy, the idea that you should have a pregnancy test is a good one.
Bottom line: You need to see a health care provider, preferably one who is knowledgable about STDs. You certainly need tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and perhaps a pregnancy test. DO NOT WAIT 2 WEEKS: complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) could occur at any time. You do not need to wait until your period has finished. If your own doctor is not immediately available, go to your local health department's family planning or STD clinic, or to Planned Parenthood. Also, don't have sex with anyone until this is sorted out.
Good luck-- HHH, MD
Thank you for the information.
I am not having bleeding after intercourse though; only during. Also, does anyone know how likely it is to contract an STD from oral sex? Thanks again!
Thank you HHH, MD! You've helped to ease my mind and I scheduled an appt with my doctor.