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A 21-year-old female asked:

been on same bc for 4 years. i have been spotting for two weeks now (which never happends) and am sore when we start inter course.. what could this be?

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Dr. Neal Hakimi
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Infection?: Sometimes an infection can cause spotting and pain during intercourse. It would be wise to check a home pregnancy test and to make an appointment with your gynecologist for a pelvic exam.
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: A careful exam by your health care provider is frequently the best way to sort out the source of the bleeding. This exam can be accomplished even while you are bleeding. Poss. uterine fibroids or cervical or uterine polyps,changes in hormone levels,Inflammation or infection of the cervix, injury or disease of the vaginal opening (caused by intercourse, infection, polyp, genital warts), thyroid

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