My boyfriend and I were having sex last week (genital intercourse) and in the process I shifted my body slightly and I felt a small but sharp pain. I didn't think anything of it and we continued to have sex. When we finished, my boyfriend commented that I was bleeding. I had bled slightly on his bed and when I went to the bathroom, I continued to bleed for about 5 min before it stopped. Using a mirror, I could see that there was a tear or rip at the base of the opening of my vagina. The week went on and I did not experience any pain or discomfort. So last night, exactly one week after the incident, my boyfriend and I tried to have sex again. It was fine at first, but when we started to move, it began to sting and we immediately stopped. There was a small amount of blood but it stopped right away. I talked to my mom and she suggested that I make an appointment with my doctor. I know that Scarleteen cannot give me a definite answer, but I'm just looking for some peace of mind until I get my appointment. Could it heal on its own? Will it have an affect on my sex life? Thank you.
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Vaginal tears can heal on their own, but they need time to do so on their own, time without sexual activity. That said, it's a good idea to have a doctor look at it, toget a medical opinion and make sure there's no infection starting.
Based on what you've described, there's no reason to think that once this heals it will have any permanent impact on you, sexually or otherwise.
So, yes, do make an appointment with your doctor, but no, you don't have to panic about this.
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