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What does the brownish blood mean? could i be pregnant? for the month of february i did not get my period but i got it in the beginning of march , i had sex yesterday and we used protection, but when he pulled out i was bleeding , the color of the blood i

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
The : The source of vaginal bleeding after sex is most commonly from the cervix - the part of the uterus that hangs into your vagina. It is most likely just cervical irritation from the friction of sex. As long as you are premenopausal, the bleeding is infrequent, and you have normal, regular pap smears, then you don't have to see your doctor for it. If you are postmenopausal, have bleeding that is heavy or every time you have sex, or if you have had abnormal paps smears in the past, you should see your doctor to rule out more serious causes such as cervical cancer. If you have been having unprotected sex and pregnancy is a concern for you, you should take a test just to be sure. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test can tell around when you should be getting your next period. Good luck!
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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