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karibenitez
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I'm 18 by the way.
I guess you should read my recent post so you can understand what happened.
So Tuesday after school, I went to the restroom and when I wiped there was blood, not a lot, but there was blood enough for me to assume that I'm on my period.
I put a pad on, and nothing came. Just a small light brown kind of spotting.

Yesterday I wore a pad and again, nothing came. Just a small light brown kind of spotting.
Last night I peed and when I wiped myself there was barely any brown in my paper.

I woke up a few minutes ago and there was light brown on the toilet paper, but still no period.
What can this be?
Should I be concerned?

Does this sound like implantation bleeding?
I mean, I had sex 3 weeks ago but it was protected and he never came.
I'm terrified now.

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eryn_smiles
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As mentioned in your previous thread:
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/10/t/002316/p/1.html#000005

The pregnancy risks from the situations you described are very low. However if you are terrified, taking a pregnancy test may give you peace of mind. You can trust it to be accurate as it is 3 weeks after a possible risk.

Light bleeding or spotting can happen for a variety of reasons and implantation bleeding is very rare. One possible cause is sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, so if you've not had recent testing while with this partner, it's a good idea for both of you to get tested.

What did you think about the link in your previous thread about slowing down sexual activity? Do you think you might use some of those strategies?

[ 07-07-2011, 07:00 AM: Message edited by: eryn_smiles ]

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karibenitez
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Thank you.
Yes! The link was so helpful! I also shared it with my boyfriend and he has agreed to stop having sexual encounters. He says he wants me to be happy, and if having sex makes me unhappy he's willing to stop it, or at least slow it down.
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Karybu
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It's so great to hear that your boyfriend is being supportive around all of this, karibenitez! Glad you found the article helpful as well.

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