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I am eighteen and I'm on birth control. I've been using the pill for three years. About a month ago I had unprotected sex and I had bleeding after that didn't seem normal, it lasted quite a few days. Approximately two weeks ago I had my period and now I'm having an even heavier flow. Why do nd why am I having a second period?

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replied January 28th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A19058
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Bleeding after intercourse could be attributed to injury to vagina or cervix, cervical erosion, cancer changes in cervix, presence of polyps, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts etc. The second time bleeding and heavy blood flow could also be due to above said causes along with possibility of pregnancy (if you were not regular with taking your birth control pills). To confirm the cause for your symptoms and get started on appropriate treatment, you should consider visiting a gynecologist for a thorough examination, blood & hormonal work-up and an ultrasound scan.
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