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A 21-year-old female asked:

I had sex on the day i had finished my periods.. and on the 3 rd day i had brownish pinkish spotting on my knickers.. what does this mean..?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Brown = blood: Brown equals old blood. It sounds like just some irregular bleeding. It is typical to have an "off" period every now and then. This usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. If it continues see your doctor to discuss cycle regulation. Birth control is very effective at regulating the cycle and preventing pregnancy.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2014

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