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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi. i had protected sex with my bf and i started bleeding when he fingered me which stopped minutes later. i got my periods early this month (by a week) also, my periods usually end in 5days but its the 6th day and i still have slight bleeding. is this no

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
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