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Birth control bleeding after sex

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding with sex: Bleeding after sex can be related to inflammation of the cervix, with irritation the source of the bleeding. See your gyn for potential treatment with ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait it out: Most likely ok, if recurs, check with your GYN
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unsure: That can happen occasionally and not mean that there is anything wrong. But if it continues you should be seen by your doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding: Bleeding after intercourse isn't normal , could be a sign of a vaginal irritation, infection or abnormality with the anatomy such as a polyp or fibroi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be normal: It is not clear what you mean by excessive vaginal bleeding - but it is quite common for the periods yo be heavier after stopping the pill than what y ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Withdrawal: Like any drug that affects the brain (yes, bc pills work by inhibiting the normal brain controls of the period cycle) you are probably getting withdra ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience in Family Medicine
A change is needed: If you are continuing to have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pills, you should see your prescriber. He/she can try to change your pill to ano ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your bir ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
27 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Probably NOT: It adding more hormones on top of hormones go to your GYN Dr for appropriate treatment.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: Depends when you ovulated relative to sex. Take a home pregnancy test in a week to see if you are or not.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1-3 months: Some may take longer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience in Family Medicine
No: You have to take it every night throught out your cycle.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Always & never: You can have unprotected sex at any time if you want to be pregnant. If not, never.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
BCP: They are generally effective for sure after you have completed one pack and are probably effective after you have been on it 1-2 weeks. You should ta ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Pregnancy test...: The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Chances of pregnancy are decreased with protected sex and appropriate use of bi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Probably: This is a reasonable approach to what has happened. You might want to check an over the counter home pregnancy test just to make sure.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, birth control pills are often used to manage heavy menstrual bleeding.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Yes: Yes if you had taken the previous pack yes. Alcohol and some medications can block the pill from working but for the most part very effective.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Restart: Restart you pills with a new pack, the bleeding should resolve within a couple days.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably safe!: If you used double back up protection, you should be safe. Generally, we recommend waiting until your post op visit before resuming sexual relations ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assuming u have noth: Nothing wrong meaning blood work and exam and ultrasound are normal, it is not uncommon to have btb for the 1st pack or 2 if it persists or gets heavi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Can do a preg. test: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A co ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Not unusual: After stopping birth control, frequently patients will experience irregular menses. If you are having unprotected sex, then do a HPT. If not, then wa ... Read More

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