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Hi Doc, I would like to ask. I am a virgin and I had my first sex just yesterday, while we were doing it, I had bleeding. It was equivalent for 2 and a half pads full. After 2 days, I still bled. It was like menstrual spotting, brownish in color. By the way, we used withdrawal method. could it be possible that I am pregnant or that it's a normal menstruation? I am a bit moody and I do have food cravings. I am not that sure that the bleeding that occurred during our sex was because I was a virgin or menstruation. I am also a post total thyroidectormy patient. I was operated 5 months ago. I missed my 3 doses of levothyroxine before my first intercourse. Please Help.

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replied September 5th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A26530
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Missing the levothyroxine doses would not result in sudden heavy bleeding. The bleeding that you experienced after the intercourse could have been due to hymen rupture (if this was your first time intercourse). This should stop within 24-48 hours if it is due to hymen rupture. Another possibility could be onset of your periods due to contractions of uterus (causing endometrial separation and bleeding) as a result of orgasm. Be regular with your medication intake. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms. Wait and watch for your periods. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you intend to remain sexually active, 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.
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