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A 38-year-old female asked:

I stopped my bc on sunday. i had intercourse on monday which was the same day i ovulated. it's thursday and i'm spotting what could this mean?

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Contraception ?s: If you were on birth control, then you didn't ovulate one day after stopping it. It takes the ovaries a while to "wake back up again" after being suppressed by the hormones in birth control pills/injection/IUD/implant. You are spotting because that is what happens when you stop the hormones. It can take a few cycles for your periods to become regular again.
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