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I am on Junel from birth control and have been for 3 and a

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I am on Junel from birth control and have been for 3 and a half months . My husband and I had sex today we weren't rough at all but after sex I had a a small amount of bleeding
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  LaKrystal Warren replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am an OB/GYN and can help you with this. It can be normal to have a small amount of bleeding after intercourse when you have just started a new birth control pill, especially if you are close to the end of the pack and are about to start your period. If you are in the middle of the pack, it is not uncommon to have spotting and/or bleeding after sex as your body adjusts to the new hormone. Since it has not happened before, it is not cause for concern. You can continue taking the pill and keep an eye on it. If it doesn't happen again, it is nothing to worry about. If it continues to happen, I would recommend following up with your OB/GYN for a pelvic exam so that you can make sure your pap smear is up to date and there are no abnormalities and also so your OB/GYN can take a good look at your vagina and cervix and make sure there is nothing there that could be causing the bleeding. Also, make sure that you have enough lubrication during sex because even if it isn't rough, you can get small tears that can bleed. Overall, sounds like an isolated incident with nothing to worry about but if you continue to have bleeding after sex, you should make an appointment with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just had a Pap smear and exam back in February when I was prescribed the pill. Everything came back normal.
Expert:  LaKrystal Warren replied 1 year ago.
That is great news. The spotting is likely due to hormonal changes as your body adjusts to your birth control pill so nothing to worry about. There is nothing wrong and as long as you take your pills every day like you are supposed to, you are protected against pregnancy.