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mymojo
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I decided to have sex for the first time a few days ago, I have been on the pill for a few years now for other reasons so we didn't use a condom and my hymen has already been broken so i wasn't expecting bleeding. Although i didn't bleed during or right after, I've been spotting for the past two days and now i have some slight breast tenderness and i'm a little crampy. I do not know what this means and Im a little paranoid. Is this due to increased hormone levels? Is there a reason i should be worried???
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Horizon
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Are you nearing the time of your withdrawal bleed? Sometimes just before the withdrawal bleed, women feel some of the same symptoms as a woman on a regular menstrual cycle.

It is also possible that you were nicked during sex (presumably if you engaged in manual sex-- the partner's fingernails can sometimes nick the vagina) and as well, some bleeding can occur if there was not enough lubrication during sex.

I don't believe your hormone levels would surge after having sex. However, do take note that if you haven't already, you should start your routine STI screenings since sex without a condom can make you susceptible to STI transmission.

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