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My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 4 months, the past 2 days after having sex I bleed light pink and it stops about 30 min later...why am I bleeding??..

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replied November 27th, 2011
Sexual Health - Women Answer A28903
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The spotting during or after intercourse could suggest chances of pregnancy, infective causes, cervical erosion/dysplasia, endometritis, endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids etc. The exact cause can only be made out after thorough evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy and consider visiting your 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 ruled out, further evaluation would be needed to look for underlying causes responsible for the spotting/bleeding that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on the examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection.
If you are not successful with your pregnancy plans in 6-8 month’s time, you should also consider going ahead with getting infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant.
Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. All the best.
Take care.

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