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al475
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I had sex on sunday. And I have been spotting ever since. Is that normal?

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Robin Lee
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HI Alex,

By sex I think you mean vaginal intercourse. Is that correct?

Was that your first time having intercourse? If not, has this happened before?

Where are you in your menstrual cycle? Is it possible it could be your period starting?

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al475
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Im suppose to start my period sometime this week. It is not my first time having sex. Yes vaginal intercourse and this has not happened to me before.

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Robin Lee
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Okay, so it is possible that this is your period starting slowly with spotting. Sometimes periods start differently from other times, and it could be a coincidence that this started right after intercourse.

It's also possible that you have an irritation or abbrasion from intercourse. The friction from intercourse can irritate the vaginal tissues, which are pretty delicate, and lead to a little bleeding, particularly if no, or not-enough, lube was used.

Also, are you up -to-date with your STI testing?

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Yes. But im getting another one this friday

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If you're going to a doctor or a clinic to get tested, and the spotting is still going on, you can ask them about it.

Is it still happening this morning?

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No it stopped. But my period has not came yet

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The start of a period is only one possible cause with spotting; it could be that you were having spotting due to one of the other reasons Robin mentioned. Even though it's stopped, you can ask about it when you go to get tested.

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