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    No Sexual Relations or Period for Several years, now both at the same time
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    Gabbie7474 posted:
    Hello, I am 48 years old and have had 1 child. I recently started having sexual relations after 8 years of absence. Also absent for about the same amount of time has been my period. The first time it happened was the 2nd time i had sex after a long absence and it lasted for just a day. The 2nd time it happened was 3 weeks later, and again heavy and only lasted a couple of days. My pap smears have been normal. I just lost my health insurance and do not want to go to the doctor until i get insurance again... in about 3 months if this is not anything to be overly alarmed about. My period decreased greatly after stopping depoprova (sp?) at 39, I just attributed to stopping the depo (my doctor said some women do not restart their periods after depo) and i was also under extreme stress for about 5 years. Whenever my M.D. ask when was my last cycle i always reply its been years. He has never seemed alarmed by it so i haven't either. Finally after 10 years of being alone i am in a happy place and a healthy relationship but the appearance of my period, if that is what is during intercourse is not a welcome.
     
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    georgiagail responded:
    I think you need to expand your thinking a bit here. You are assuming this bleeding after intercourse represents a menstrual period. It likely doesn't.

    The attached article describes some of the causes of bleeding after intercourse:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bleeding-after-vaginal-sex/MY00785

    Gail


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