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I got my period after PROTECTED sex but still paranoid?

By Anonymous July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
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I had protected sex a month ago twice. I had sex the first time at the end of my period last month, then had sex again a week after that, both protected.
Last week I got my period around the expected time I normally get it (maybe a day later than usual) but it still came. The flow started as spotting then increased to a regular menstrual for me. Red blood with a few clotting, it lasted about 3 days then 2 days of pink spotting before it completely ended.

Since then I feel pretty normal, no unusual symptoms. However I'm still paranoid because I read online that some women tend to get normal period's even when pregnant. Any input would be helpful, thanks!

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Hi. I had protected sex on wednesday the 15th and my period came after 3days thats on the 19th after having sex. But my periods seems to be having less bleeding on the 20th. Im not on birth pills. Am I having pregnant symptoms? Help..

February 19, 2017 - 2:08am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

It seems you have your period, even if it's lighter than usual. This indicates you are not pregnant although you can take a pregnancy test to know for sure.


February 20, 2017 - 1:51pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon!

Thanks for your post!

A period means you're not pregnant and you are using protection (good plan!) so you are not pregnant. Some women can bleed in pregnancy but this bleeding is not a menstrual period. Menstrual blood is the shedding of the lining of the uterus that supports the baby. If a period happens, there is no baby to begin with.

You will have to trust your birth control or stop having sex until you feel comfortable enough to enjoy protected sex.

A simple pregnancy test will confirm this for you. Some women need to see a test in front of them to feel fully reassured.


July 25, 2016 - 2:36pm
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