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Spotting a few days after penetration

By Anonymous March 10, 2016 - 10:48am
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Hi - I'm a late twenties virgin and my boyfriend and I have been trying to have sex. He has been widening my vaginal entrance with his fingers and then his penis slowly but obviously it is not like usual sexual activity. The other night he was able to penetrate me pretty far but after I saw some blood on the sheets and then a few days later there is still spotting.

We did not use protection as it was a stretching exercise - which I realize is probably a mistake - and I also suffer from vaginismus which is a pretty horrific unconscious clenching condition. I also have a septum/septate band across the opening of my vagina, although that seems intact and that is not the place from where I am bleeding. I am now very worried as I do not have my period and I read that spotting is a sign of pregnancy, an STD or other worrying things.

What could be the explanation for this?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern of spotting a few days following penetration.

Do you have a septate hymen? A septate hymen is when the thin hymenal membrane has a band of extra tissue in the middle that causes two small vaginal openings instead of one. Teens with a septate hymen may have trouble getting a tampon in or trouble getting a tampon out. The treatment for a septate hymen is minor surgery to remove the extra band of tissue and create a normal sized vaginal opening.

Though you are certain this is not where the site of bleeding, I do wonder if your boyfriend's manipulation ruptured a capillary or small blood vessel in the area.

Implantation bleeding is spotting that occurs about six to 12 days following conception. I don't this is what you experienced.

Bleeding after sex can indicate an issue with your cervix. The cells may be sensitive or inflamed for some reason, such as an HPV infection or the beginning of cervical cancer.

Anonymous, I can only make a guess so I suggest you talk with your gynecologist.


March 10, 2016 - 11:07am
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