Obstetrics and Gynecology/Postcoital Bleeding

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Postcoital Bleeding is bleeding after intercourse. It almost always originates from the cervix or the vagina.

Differential Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

Cervical Causes:

  • Cervical Carcinoma
  • Cervicitis
  • Cervical Ectropion
  • Cervical Polyps

Vaginal Causes

  • Vaginal Carcinoma
  • Vaginitis

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

The diagnosis of postcoital bleeding is made using the following clinical skills:

References[edit | edit source]

O'Connor, J. Pathology 2nd ed. Mosby. Edinburgh. 2002.

McCarthy, A & Hunter, B (2003) Master Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunder