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What is the cause of pink discharge?

By Anonymous November 19, 2016 - 1:09am
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Me and my girlfriend had unprotected intercourse on the third day of her period, considering it was safe, and we didn't have protection. On the next day, she had pink discharge. Although internet is suggesting it is normal, some links are saying it can be due to ovulation or implantation, which is getting us worried. Please assist us.

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Hello Anon,

Thanks for your question about pink discharge.

The first cause of pink spotting between menstrual periods is ovulation bleeding. Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovaries. According to the American Pregnancy Association, some women experience light spotting after ovulating. ... sometimes the discharge is light pink in color.

For the future, you should always use protection if pregnancy is not desired.

I hope this helps,


November 19, 2016 - 7:17am
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

Thanks for your reply. Does this mean she can get pregnant? What are the chances, considering it was the third day of her period? What steps should we take now if she want to aboid the pregnancy?

November 19, 2016 - 12:30pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello again.
Yes. Since sperm can live for three to five days, it's possible she could get pregnant during her period or in the days right after. Take a home pregnancy test. Wait about 2 to 21/2 weeks from the time you had sex until you test. Levels of hCG can be detected in urine approx. 12 to 14 days following conception.

Below is a link to Planned Parenthood. It has birth control options, information about emergency contraception, and more. I hope you'll look through it.



November 21, 2016 - 4:52pm
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