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Anieke5656
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Hello! This pill cycle, I've recently engaged in intercourse three times, spanning within a two week time period after a dry spell of a couple months (all the same partner). I am on Beyaz, and have been since October. Last night, I had sex with my partner (no condom, just the BC) and upon waking up this morning I found I was bleeding - bright, red blood, similar to what I would experience during my withdrawal bleedings. It was minimal. I also have mild cramps. As a side note, initial insertion is quite painful though it usually dissipates within a minute or two. This pain has occurred since the first time I had sex, in August of 2012.

I'm very good about taking my pills. I have been taking my pills within the three hour period of my scheduled time. However, there was an instance during my first week that I drank a little too much and threw up, though I'm almost positive it was after the 3-4 hour window that my pill would count as a missed pill. (I take it at 5pm, if not earlier.) I still have three days of normal pills before I begin my placebo pills. Normally, I would start my "period" on the third day of the four placebo pills.

Anyway, I was wondering why this could be occurring? Could it be the friction from sex or what? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance! [Smile]

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Haleigh H
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Hi Anieke5656,

It sounds like you are describing a couple of issues. Your period has arrived a few days early and you are experiencing pain right at the beginning of intercourse. Is this right?

Intercourse can be painful if you are not highly aroused before you begin. This page is great for figuring out if this is the case From OW! to WOW!. There is also great information that can help you figure out if seeing your doctor is in order.

Periods can jump around a bit and many things can affect them - diet, exercise, stress etc. It can be perfectly normal for your period to show up a little late or a little early sometimes. Are you experiencing anything else of concern at the moment?

You mentioned that you didn't use a condom. Are you concerned about STD transmission? Have you and you partner been tested?

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Anieke5656
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Hi! Thank you for responding. And yes, I had a post earlier asking about painful intercourse. After a few responses with one of your staff, I no longer received a response, haha. But I looked at the page and I am not nervous, I am highly aroused, etc. etc.

As for any outside factors, I found am eating less because I am working full time and taking a summer class. And if I do eat, they aren't always meals. I have class in the mornings, and then work until 9:30 at night. My sleep hasn't really changed, though I can feel really tired every other day. I try and catch up on sleep on the weekends because I know my body needs it. However, I don't really feel stressed, as least to the degree that I would normally be if I was stressed out.

As for STD, I have been tested though it was late 2012, and came back clean. As for my partner, I have been meaning to ask. Though he has not told me otherwise and we are very open and honest.

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And as for the bleeding, it seems to have stopped? I'm not sure if it's for now or for good.
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Anieke5656 it sounds like your diet has changed a bit and you're having a busy summer, this could cause your period to arrive early or late. The general rule is to keep an eye on it for three months and if it is still irregular to see your doctor.

If you are feeling highly aroused (from OW! to WOW! has a great description) and there is still pain it may be a sign that something else is going on and seeing a doctor would be in order.

If your sexually active it's a good idea to get tested regularly and I would really encourage you to bring this up with your partner. Depending on where you live there is likely a clinic where you can get free or affordable testing done.

What do you think?

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