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Bleeding 2 days after period.
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An_197005 posted:
I am only 19 years old and I am on the birth control pill. I started my period when I usually do and I ended regularly as well. However, the following day my bf and I had intercourse, but he did not cum. An hour after i went to the bathroom and wiped and noticed a light pink blood abd also some on my underwear. It is the second day now and I am still lightly bleeding. What could this be? Is it normal?!!!!
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear Anon: There are a couple of POSSIBLE explanations for this light spotting. The most common one would be light breakthrough bleeding due to the hormones in your birth control pill (BCP). With prolonged BCP use the lining of the uterus can become thinner. This can make it easier for spotting to occur. Often such spotting will present after intercourse or even heavy exercise. Typically it does not develop into a full on "period-like" bleed.

Other reasons for spotting after sex can include problems with the face of your cervix. For example, if you have a new infection with chlamydia that can make the cervix friable (easier to bleed when touched by fingers, penis, etc). If you had a polyp in the cervical canal, the polyp tissue is very fragile and bleeds easily.

Given what you have shared (first time episode) my best GUESS is BCP caused spotting. If the spotting persists,or you have risks for chlamydia (eg new partner, or multiple partners) you should see your GYN of clinic for follow up. If the BCP is the culprit for the poor cycle control, a change in BCP formula or brand can be helpful.

Yours,
Jane
 
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear Anon: There are a couple of POSSIBLE explanations for this light spotting. The most common one would be light breakthrough bleeding due to the hormones in your birth control pill (BCP). With prolonged BCP use the lining of the uterus can become thinner. This can make it easier for spotting to occur. Often such spotting will present after intercourse or even heavy exercise. Typically it does not develop into a full on "period-like" bleed.

Other reasons for spotting after sex can include problems with the face of your cervix. For example, if you have a new infection with chlamydia that can make the cervix friable (easier to bleed when touched by fingers, penis, etc). If you had a polyp in the cervical canal, the polyp tissue is very fragile and bleeds easily.

Given what you have shared (first time episode) my best GUESS is BCP caused spotting. If the spotting persists,or you have risks for chlamydia (eg new partner, or multiple partners) you should see your GYN of clinic for follow up. If the BCP is the culprit for the poor cycle control, a change in BCP formula or brand can be helpful.

Yours,
Jane
 
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mai3351 replied to Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP's response:
Thank you very much!! And I bellieve it is the breakthrough spotting as well since I have been with the same guy for 5 years and I was his only sex partner ever as well he was my only partner.Thanks again


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