My period ended on March 28th, and I had intercourse on the 29th with a condom, and a lot of lubrication, my partner ejaculated in the condom while inside me and withdrew promptly when he was done. The condom didn't break, leak or pop. On Monday we had intercourse again, with a condom and lubrication, this time my partner didnt ejaculate inside of the condom inside of me since we opted to finish orally. I've been in the habit of charting my cervix/cervical mucus ever since I've become active, and noticed on Tuesday following the second time we had intercourse that my cervix was extremely high (almost unreachable) and that there was traces of red blood coming from the top of it, and it stayed like this all day, so I figured the blood was probably just from sex but the cervix thing worried me. I woke up this morning and noticed that its now red/brown blood and spotting but that my cervix is still extremely high and semi hard. Could it be pregnancy or something else? So worried :(
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The cervix position is high, open and soft when you are closer to ovulation. On the day of ovulation, you can experience bleeding/spotting. If the intercourse has been closer to the ovulation time, and if fertile mucus has been present, then sperms can stay alive for 3-5 days (if semen of pre-cum has come in contact with vagina) which can result in pregnancy. Observe the cervical mucus and cervix position (it will remain high closed and firm if you are pregnant). Maintain BBT chart to help identifying the changes. Wait and watch for your periods. If periods do not start within 18-20 days after ovulation, or if you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period date, or if you develop new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting 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). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. If you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider getting started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Avoid unprotected sexual contact within 2-3 weeks of getting started on hormonal contraceptive (as most of the hormonal contraceptives start giving you effective protection after 2-3 weeks). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy. Be 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.
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