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I've begun bleeding again several days after my period stopped, why is this?

By Anonymous December 29, 2014 - 1:14pm
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Last night my boyfriend and I had sex, when we were done, there was a little bit of reddish discharge, which I figured was maybe just leftover blood from my period. But this morning, there is a fair bit and it is atypical for my period blood as well. This blood is quite dark when it is a drop of it and it is fairly watery, I'm not sure why I am suddenly bleeding again, and with zero symptoms besides the blood itself. Please help!
I should also maybe comment that my bf convinced me to have anal 2 nights ago as well, it might be irrelevant, but maybe not. It was virtually painless, a tad uncomfortable, but I don't think, and really hope, it has nothing to do with the bleeding I am experiencing now.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community! Bleeding right after your period can be very confusing at times.

Some women bleed or have some spotting if they have sex close after finishing their period. Sometimes it may seem like your period has ended, when it actually hasn't. It is very likely that the red discharge is the very end of your period. It is possible that the bleeding may be connected to having anal sex, but it sounds like the bleeding is most likely from your period. Sometimes discharge and spotting at the very end of your period can be a different color or shade than your normal menstrual cycle.

If you continue bleeding or experience any pain, I would set up an appointment with your doctor to figure out what exactly is going on.

I hope this helped! Please let me know if you have further questions.


December 29, 2014 - 11:52pm
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