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A 22-year-old female asked:

i had unprotected sex 3 days ago.yesterday i had a bloody discharge, today i have red spotting. i'm on seasonique birth control. what could this be?

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Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Nothing: At the most it might be minor trauma from intercourse.

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