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Is it normal to bleed blood clots after sex while pregnant
  • Female | 22 years old

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Heavy bleeding, particularly after 20 weeks is not normal. Any bleeding during pregancy requires a careful examination and a sonogram. You should abstain from intercourse until then.
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No it is not normal and should be evaluated as soon as possible. However, this does not always mean there is something seriously wrong. The cervix is much more friable, meaning it bleeds more easily, during pregnancy. Sexual intercourse frequently involves the cervix and may create the bleeding and clotting that you are experiencing. Much more serious things may be going on however, so evaluation of any vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is mandatory.
Bryan J Treacy MD
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David Lang
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you need an ultrasound if you have not had one recently
Michael Birnbaum
NO. Its absolutely not. Head for the ER now!
No it is not normal. Call your OB right away. They will order an ultrasound to look at the placenta location to rule out placenta previa, which means the placenta is attached to your cervix. They will also want to measure your cervical length to make sure you're not at risk for preterm delivery.

They will also perform a speculum exam to evaluate your cervix and vagina to make sure there are no lesions.
Carlos I. Gabriel
Sometimes you can have bleeding from the cervix but any bleeding this heavy needs to be evaluated by your obstetrician
Kianoush Khaghany
No it is not normal. You should seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Souhail Asfouri