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I recently had unprotected sex with my significant other in hope of becoming pregnant. I have read about implantation spotting and what it is, but I have a few questions. About three days after having sex, I started bleeding...heavily. My due date for my next period isn't suppose to be for another week so I'm a little confused on what's going on. In reading, I saw that implantation spotting is usually light bleeding rather than heavy. Also I am experiencing cramps similar to mestrual cramps, but not as painful. Since its only been a couple of days since intercourse, I don't know if spotting could show up this early. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've never had an early period
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It is equally likely, or more so, that this can be irregularity of hormones causing bleeding.

Many things can do this: stress, dieting, weight loss or gain.

Thyroid problems, liver or kidney problems.

Implantation bleeding is possible, usually lighter and this is a bit early.

Great reason to visit your OB at this point.

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