i have had unprotected sex 8 within the 2 weeks following my last period. I took my period yesterday although it was only 2 weeks since my last one ended. could this be implantation bleeding or a miscarrage. i had lower back pains yesterday morning but now they have gone. the bleeding is very heavy but usually only ther when i wipe, although it started to go brown at one stage yesterday but then started heavy again and is still heavy today. i took a home pregnancy test yesterday but it came up negative although my first missed period would not be until the 7th of september. i would really like to hope that i am pregnant!
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!
If it is only 2 weeks since your last period then it is not a normal thing to have such a heavy bleeding now. Implantation bleeding occurs about 7-13 days after ovulation, so it is very close to the next due date. The two most common cause of inter menstrual spotting are pregnancy and birth control pills.
Other causes are hypothyroidism, cervical dysplasia, cervical polyps, cervicitis (infection/inflammation of cervix), vaginitis (infection/inflammation of vagina), cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance as in polycystic disease of the ovary, use of blood thinners, genital ulcers, STDs and stress.
Hence wait for your next due date and take a pregnancy test if you miss your periods. If you have normal periods, then consult a gynecologist to rule out other causes.
Hope this helps. Take care!
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