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Bleeding while pregnant after orgasm?
osu0sw11 posted:
This is pretty embarassing, but I am 7 weeks pregnant, and my hormones have taken over. I masturbated last night and this morning, when I went to the bathroom, I had some red bleeding when I wiped. I have gone to the bathroom since a few times, and the bleeding has stopped, although now there is a little brown when I wipe. Cramping off and on, but this is nothing new as I have had infrequent cramping for about a month now. I know my doctor has told me I might spot after sex, but wondered if anyone else has experienced this? I also had a transvaginal ultrasound yesterday, so didn't know if this was related. (Baby is doing fine, and we saw the heartbeat). I am so embarrassed and don't want to call the doctor unless I have to. I have an appointment already scheduled next week. I am freaking out, but wonder if it is normal? Anyone else experience this?
Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
Orgasm is associated with uterine contractions, so the potential for vaginal bleeding is higher but has never been shown to increase the risk of pregnancy loss.

If I understand you correctly you also had a vaginal probe ultrasound the same day you have the orgasm. Well, we know the vaginal probe can be associated with vaginal spotting.

So, in all likelihood you are absolutely fine. If you had vaginal bleeding from the orgasm, you may be at a slightly higher risk of preterm birth or miscarriage, approximately 5-10% higher.

Good luck to you.
xpectingmom responded:
Im currently 6 months pregnant and early on in my pregnany after having sex I noticed some spotting/bleeding the next morning as well.My Dr told me that as long as Im not having sevre cramps or noticing alot of blood that I was probably fine but to keep on eye on it and avoid penetration for a minimum of one I said Im now 6 months pregnant and I have not had any other blood spotting and my baby is perfectly fine and healthy. I wouldnt worry about it as long as your Dr is not concerned.
osu0sw11 replied to Robert O Atlas, MD's response:
Thanks for the help. I talked with my doctor's office, and the nurse told me if the spotting stopped, it was most likely caused from the ultrasound. The spotting did stop by the way, and I have a doctor appt. Wed. Thanks again :)

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