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Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders

Question: bleeding days after a period

 Sib - Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:45 am

hi, I had my last period about 8 days ago and on the last day of my period, i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend whom i've been with for 3 years. After sex, i bled a little and i thought it was just the period thing but now i've noticed that im having a few drops of really light blood on my panties and im thinking that i might be pregnant. Could it be so or is it normal? I got a smear test about 5months ago and it came out clean so i was just wondering what could be the cause of the bleeding.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:10 am

User avatar Hello,
If by chance you are pregnant, spotting is not an early indication of such. More likely it is just normal hormonal fluctuation causing it or even some trauma to delicate tissues and capillaries in the vagina. Of course you could be pregnant, having unprotected intercourse during a potentially fertile time, but I would not expect spotting at the time of conception. Post-conception spotting that usually occurs with implantation happens around the time the next period would have occurred had you not conceived that month.

If you believe you might be pregnant, wait until you miss your next period to take a test.

Best wishes.

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