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A 24-year-old female asked:

Had intercourse, had light reddish orange blood, period not due for 8 more days?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yury Fayda
Gynecology 51 years experience
Not to worry: Does' sound as something serious. May be caused by ovulation.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Possibilities: It's possible that the physical act of intercourse could have traumatized the vaginal canal or cervix itself and caused some bleeding, this can be especially true if you have some of the normal variants of the cervix like an ectropion. But you don't mention the timing and it's possible that you have developed an infection too. If bleeding persists or other symptoms develop get checked out.
Last updated Oct 31, 2020


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