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A 24-year-old female asked:

24 yr female.after peeing,wiped and found bright red blood on the toilet paper 1x. not visible in urine.wiped again & nothing. no pain.sex 5 days b4?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Blood: This would suggest that the bright red blood came from the vulva or vagina rather than the urinary tract. To be sure, a clean urinary specimen could be sent for a microscopic exam to make sure there are no red blood cells under the microscope. A gyn exam should be performed if blood appears again without your menstrual period.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Spotting: Irregular bleeding is 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
Last updated Jul 30, 2018

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