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Is it normal for a woman to bleed after having anal sex, and if so, how long does it usually last?

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Generally if there is sufficient lubrication and gentleness bleeding is not a problem. There is a sexual practice called "fisting;" also some very large objects have been removed from the rectum by ER doctors. Thus, if the anal opening can relax enough (or be lax enough) there is less chance for bleeding from trauma.

However, if the recipient has an internal hemorrhoid (very common) or rectal polyps bleeding can be possible. These are common sources of bright red blood on the stool--especially a hard stool. Small anal fissures in the tissue can also prompt bleeding, but this is often less overt blood than internal hemorrhoids or polyps.

Bottom line, the duration of bleeding depends upon the actual source. If you continue to have problems, PLEASE see your GYN or clinic. There is a short, clear plastic device that a GYN can use to look for internal hemorrhoids or polyps just inside the anus. It is totally OK to talk about your symptoms and sexual practices with the GYN. We have seen and heard about just about everything in terms of sexual practices.

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