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Spotting because of dehydration , possible food poisoning

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I thought I had food poisoning this past Thursday as I was vomiting and had diarrhea. By Sunday, I felt better but I just noticed that I had spotted. I had also just finished playing a tennis match earlier in the afternoon and felt tired.
What could this mean? Am I pregnant(I have been having unprotected sex with my husband, but he has been pulling out without ejaculating inside of me?) Am I spotting because of the dehydration?

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replied June 28th, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A13618
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The spotting that you are having could be due to implantation bleed (since you are having unprotected intercourse).
Withdrawal method of contraception has the highest failure rate (since sperms are known to be present in the pre-cum).
Discuss with your healthcare provider/gynecologist about the spotting, and get examined to confirm/rule out pregnancy. The examination and investigations will also help to look for any other causes for your spotting.
Take care.

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