Last time I posted here, I was afraid that I might have been pregnant. I have already established that I have been diagnosed with PCOS by my OB and that I was using pills for 9 months until my doctor told me to stop to check if I will get regular period. I had regular menstruation after the pill for 3 months, running from 29-32 day cycles. On the fourth month, my cycle became problematic and I was scared of the possibility of pregnancy.
Well, I had my period last May 18th, 46 days after the menstrual period before it. I was sure it was my period since it lasted for about 5 days with light (then)-heavy-normal-spotting-light bleeding from day 1-5. The blood was very dark, indicative that it was not fresh anymore.
Yesterday, 9 days after my recent period, I experienced abdominal cramping similar to what I feel before I get my usual period. This morning, when I woke up, I was experiencing the same cramps. When I was taking a shower, I realized that I had a reddish discharge on my panties. I checked my vagina with tampons to check if it was coming from the vagina, rectum, or urethra and realized that it was from my vagina. It looked like vaginal discharge with a tinge of bright red blood.
I thought it could not have been implantation bleeding since I have had my period 10 days ago and the only time I had unprotected intercourse was when my partner inserted his penis inside my vagina for about 10 seconds, without any provoking movement. Although he had just ejaculated minutes before the incident into a condom, we wiped it before insertion. Also, it was 8 days after the first day of my period and today is just day 10. (unless implantation is possible after 2 days of unprotected sex)
Now I'm scared of what my cramping and bleeding could mean. I have never experienced this before. Please help.
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If you stop the birth control pills, the PCOS changes can recur if the underlying cause is not treated. If your periods have returned back to being regular, chances are possible that you have had ovulation. The bleeding/spotting that you describe, could be due to ovulation. If you had been sexually active during fertile days and if fertile mucus had been present, sperms can stay alive for 3-5 days, and fertilize the egg upon ovulation (after ovulation, egg has only 24-48 hours to get fertilized). Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you have missed your periods, or if you have had abnormal periods, or if periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, 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). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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