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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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I had a period three days normal flow January 5-7 then a

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Hi there I had a period three days normal flow January 5-7 then a week and a half later I had sex and noticed heavy brown discharge for 3-4 days depending. Help?! What does this mean
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was unprotected but he did not ejaculate in me
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

How regular were your periods before January 5?

Did the January 5 period come when expected?

Do you use anything for birth control? Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It came on time my period but it's usually 4-5. I didn't take a morning after pill and I used to be on the pill but got off it September.
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Were your periods very regular before January 5?

When was your last pelvic exam and Pap smear?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
very regular. Last exam was 2013
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't have unprotected sex until a week and a half ago
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Bleeding during or after sex generally means that there was some reason to bleed, and the sex brought it on.

The most likely reason you would have for abnormal bleeding would be from some hormonal changes. However, irregular periods would usually come before that.

You might have a fibroid tumor causing irregular bleeding, but they usually occur during the 30's and 40's.

You might have a cervical polyp or erosion (benign raw surface) of the cervix, which could bleed from intercourse.

The bleeding is quite unlikely to be from something serious, but it would be best to see your doctor for an exam to check it out. Best wishes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay so I wouldn't be pregnant?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Doc! ūüėä
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

Since you didn't miss a period, pregnancy is very unlikely.

Plus, the first sign of pregnancy is usually not bleeding.

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