Vaginal Bleeding Home Cures And Natural Treatments
What is the hymen? The hymen is a thin mucous membrane, covering the opening of the vagina. While it is present right from the time a girl is born, it changes in size and thickness, until she reaches puberty. Over the years, an intact hymen has been accepted and held up as a symbol of virginity in many societies and cultures. This is because the first penetration or sexual intercourse causes it to be perforated or ruptured.
However, recent findings have shown that many physically strenuous exercises such as horse-riding, swimming, cycling, jumps or even doing splits, can also cause a hymen to be ruptured.
What are the causes for hymen bleeding? Bleeding may occur when the hymen gets ruptured.
This usually happens during the first sexual intercourse, when penetration occurs. During the first penetrative intercourse, the hymen generally gets torn and pushed inside, inwards into the vagina. Rather than falling out, it gets reabsorbed inside the body.
The quantity of bleeding differs from person to person. While some may have a thicker hymen and bleed more, some may have a thinner hymen, which causes less bleeding.
The force of the penetration also makes a difference in the amount of bleeding. Besides, greater force may also lead to damage to surrounding tissues in the vagina, leading to slightly heavier bleeding.
A woman may also have slight spotting if she is having sexual intercourse after a long time, or if intercourse has been very rough.
While first time intercourse may cause mild discomfort and pain, it is not a cause for concern. In any case, hymen bleeding is never so much as to cause alarm. It is just a few drops. Also, it stops on its own in a few minutes. Some may have no bleeding at all.
Home remedies for hymen bleeding: There are no real solutions to prevent hymen bleeding the first time.
However, you might make use of commercial lubricants the first time you have intercourse. Your partner should be gentle, and get you in the mood in order to increase natural lubrication. Do not keep the intercourse for a long time, since that will not only rub off the lubricants, it will also cause friction to the surrounding tissue. While regular intercourse will reduce the incidence of bleeding, avoid frequent intercourse (more than once) in a single day.
You may also try to moderately enlarge the vagina before your first intercourse. This is done by inserting the finger inside the vagina and pushing the skin apart slightly and gently. Take care not to hurt yourself.
Warning: But if you constantly have bleeding from the vagina, or after every intercourse, it is better to consult a doctor as it could be symptoms of something more serious such as a blood disease, cervical cancer or an STD.