I don't have insurance and my husband and I can't really at this point afford expensive tests and doctors visits. I am asking this to see if the following issue can be taken care of at home. I understand the best thing is to go to a doctor. Ok my issue is: I had intercourse with my husband last night and after my orgasm the discharge had a very very light pink tinge (looks like i'm spotting very lightly). Didn't want to freak out so I went to sleep hoping it would be gone in the morning. When I went to use the restroom this morning, the discharge was alllmost clear but still had some pink in it and I have some very light crammping. I just want to make sure I shouldn't go to the emergency room now. I know the chances of me being pregnant is almost none. I am on ortho tri cyclen lo AND we have always used a condom.
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Vaginal bleeding/spotting during or after intercourse that you describe is not normal and could suggest chances of infections, internal injury/trauma, cervical erosion or dysplastic changes, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, endometritis, ovarian cysts, hormonal derangements affecting the bleeding pattern, anemia etc. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding/spotting that you describe without examining you. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the bleeding/spotting during or after intercourse that you describe. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you in controlling it. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection.
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