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*Misty*
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My boyfriend and I had sex on Friday morning and towards the evening, as I was going to the toilet I noticed there was blood in my white discharge. As I wiped myself there was a little more blood but afterwards there hasn't been any. I know it cant be my period as it started on the 13th and finished towards the 18th and since this happened on the 24th, I'm really worried. Also, I've had stomach pains on and off since then and its a little worse right now.

I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and have all these horrible scenarios running through my head like cervical cancer and ovarian cancer...But I know I'm probably getting a little ahead of myself. If anyone could give me some advice as to if theres something wrong it would be so helpful.

Thank you so much.

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By sex, I assume you mean intercourse?

If so, was this one of the first time? Were you fully (fully!) aroused beforehand AND throughout? using extra lubricant as needed?

Cervical and ovarian cancers aren't sexually transmitted, nor do they develop overnight. I'm guessing the stomach pains are more stress induced than anything else.

Of course, if the sex was unportected, you had STI risks, but again, symptoms of any STI would not be this immediate.

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Yes I mean Intercourse. It wasn't my first time. I've been sexually active for almost a year and a half. I was very aroused and well lubricated however, we didn't use any extra lubrication.

My stomach is still hurting and I'm a bit scared.

Thank you for the quick reply.

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Maybe you've got a seasonal flu, sweetheart? It is that time of year.

Here's what I'd suggest:

next time, use lubricant as needed.
relax for right now, eat light, easy-to-digest meals.
if your stomach is still troubling you in a few days, go ahead and see your doctor: if you're not up-to-date with your STI screenings, now might be a fine time to get caught up, too, as well as help your peace of mind.

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I do have the flu at the moment. So its not abnormal to bleed sometimes is it?

Thank you so much. I'll see how it goes for a couple of days!!

Again, thank you. Although I'm still a little worried about the bleeding, I do have slightly at ease now.

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Vaginal bleeding won't occur during the flu as a symptom, but that certainly explains your stomach upset.

But per intercourse, and in general, some vaginal spotting is not, by any means, abnormal by default. Sometimes it happens due to abrasion from lack of arousal, lack of adequate lubrication, or a partner just being too forecful. Sometimes, some women have some spotting with ovulation, too.

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Thats what my boyfriend said as well. That I was probably bleeding as a result of an abrasion.

Again THANK YOU!! I feel so much better now.

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