posted a question like this a while back but again i ask the same question.. It\s now february and in December I had missed my period and January as well. I took a test in the beggining of December and it was negative but I quit taking birth control for about the whole month of January and some of december because of the fact that pregnancy could still be a possibility. During that time I had unprotected sex atleast two times a week. But recently after I have sex it's common that I bleed the next day? Not heavily but it lasts for about a day. Could this be my period? Am I stressing over nothing? I will feel stupid if I take another test and it turns out negative.
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If you have stopped taking your birth control and have been sexually active without additional protection, chances of pregnancy are possible. The spotting/bleeding after intercourse is not normal and should not be ignored. If you suspect pregnancy chances, visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets confirmed, you should go ahead with further evaluation to rule out chances of low lying placenta, bleeding from placental separation, retroplacental bleed, etc. Getting serial HCG levels estimated also helps. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. An early ultrasound scan done will also help to know if pregnancy is viable and look for the source of bleeding. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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