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Bleeding 12 days after end of last period

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I had my last period 12 days ago, and I just started bleeding or rather spotting on the 12th day. I've had cramping along with it, I'm not due for my period until 11 more days. I am currently sexually active but we always use a condom. We even make sure after that the condom is not broken and everything is ok. I've had no changes to my breast they're not swollen or tender. The last time I've had intercourse was on the 12th day after my period the same day the spotting started which made me think it might have been due to rough sex. I know that it can be caused by implantation bleeding, but after all the precautions that we have taken I don't know if that would be the cause. A list of what may have caused this would be really helpful.
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replied June 16th, 2012
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Condoms can have failures. If you were closer to your expected period date, bleeding/period could have been precipitated due to orgasm resulting in uterine contractions. Other possibilities include ovulation bleeding, breakthrough bleeding, hormonal imbalances, endometrial changes etc. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, 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). If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. 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.
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