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I'm currently trying to get pregnant and we are charting and having sex at the recommended times, but lately I have light spotting (pink and light red) right after sex. The sex is not rough but I have been on top each time, so I'm wondering what is going on or if something is wrong?
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replied March 8th, 2012
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Vaginal bleeding/spotting during or after intercourse is not normal and could suggest possibility of infections, internal injury/trauma, cervical erosion or dysplastic changes, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, endometritis, ovarian cysts, hormonal derangements affecting the bleeding pattern, anemia etc. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding/spotting that you describe without examining you. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the bleeding/spotting during or after intercourse that you describe. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you in controlling it. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection.
If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Consider being 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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