A week ago I had a pap smear. The day after I had sex and then two days after that I had sex again. Today, exactly a week after my pap, I am spotting. It's a dry, non-jelly like brown discharge. I am on birth control and take it at the same time everyday except yesterday and the day before that I was off by a few minutes. Could I be pregnant? By the way, we use condoms and they haven't broken to my knowledge. But, the last time we had sex I gave him oral first, could the semen have made it up the condom and inside of me while we were going at it? Please help!
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Chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely if you had been sexually active and not been regular with birth control use. The brown discharge could also suggest chances of infection, hormonal imbalances, as result of PAP test, breakthrough bleeding etc. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the brown discharge that you describe without examining you. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control your symptoms. 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 and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes.
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