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ask: Late period, spotting, blood during sex- Pregnant?

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Period expected on 7th. Its now the 22nd, no period, previously some spotting when wiping- not all the time. First day of spotting had a little mucus on first wipe. No mucus observed since. May spot during wiping 1 or 2 times a day, not all the time. Little blood/spotting noticed an incidence during sex. Afterward, no further bleeding/spotting observed. Nothing on pad-Not sure what's going on. Please help.

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little blood after intercourse on 10th April.Unprotected intercourse. not on birth control pills. Home preganancy test - negative.

Menstrual cycle regular date 25th April. no mensus till now(1st June 14).

Pain on lower back as well as lower abdomen. kindly suggest

June 1, 2014 - 3:31am
Alison Beaver

Hi anon,

It is common for women to be late, or even miss, a period. The mucus you spotted is normal--women actually have vaginal discharge (cervical mucus) throughout their cycle, and it changes in color and texture depending on what part of the cycle you are in (and, if you are on hormonal contraception).

Brown spotting could be "breakthrough bleeding" (are you on the pill or any form of hormonal birth control?), or it could have been a super-light menstrual period. Spotting is no cause for alarm, and bleeding can occur after sexual intercourse (as long as there is no pain, and just spotting that is slight).

The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test. You did not provide any information regarding if you had unprotected sex, if you are on birth control, or other factors that would contribute (potentially) to a pregnancy. Either way, the only way to know is to take a test...they are about 99% accurate at detecting any "pregnancy hormone" once you've missed your expected period.

Please let us know the test results, and if you have any further questions!

December 22, 2009 - 1:31pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Thanks Allison. Just fyi-Unprotected sex, no birth control, 2 negative preganancy tests

December 22, 2009 - 2:37pm
Alison Beaver (reply to Anonymous)

Thanks for the additional information..that helps!

If you took your home pregnancy tests after your missed period (a few weeks apart), then you can trust in the results. I do see why you are concerned, however, since you don't have an actual menstrual period to signify that you definitely are not pregnant.

You may want to call your GYN, just to let him/her know the information you provided above, and that you are curious if you should be seen for an appointment (to rule out a medical condiiton), or just wait for your next period and assume this one was "missed". Depending on your health status, many GYNs are not concerned about one missed period with two confirmed negative HPT (a missed period really is that common!). A missed period can be "caused" by any number of things: recent illness, new medication, stress, or medical condition.

Let us know how you are doing, and if you have any further questions!

December 22, 2009 - 3:25pm
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