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got in a car accident, period was delayed 2 days. it was normal, lasted 4/5 days. it's been 5 days since and i'm getting period again and very painful?

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Get Evaluated: This needs to be evaluated, any number of pelvic structures may have been injured and be causing your symptoms. Is there any chance you were pregnant at the time of the accident? This could also be signs of a miscarriage from the trauma or a near miscarriage which requires treatment. Get checked out!
Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
Possibly from stress: Car accident can lead to a stressful situation that affects the period and also lead to spotting. If you are not on any birth control pills, then wait for next period to see what happens. I hope that you are using some other form of birth control measures. If you are already on a pill then the problem will usually correct by itself. If problem persists or gets worse, please see your Ob/Gyn.
Dr. Ira Katz
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Would be very concerned about the combination of bleeding and pain.
Aug 12, 2015

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