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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Is it normal, or abnormal and I'm just ignorant?

About two weeks ago I lost my virginity and began having sex with my new boyfriend for the first time. I am 19 years old and am not on birth control as I had not been planning on becoming sexually active anytime soon. The first time we had sex I did not bleed (I am very active and healthy and suspect I tore my hymen during a sporting activity). I became worried because we had only used the withdrawal method and purchased the Plan B pill about two days after intercourse had occurred. A week later (late afternoon December 14th) we had unprotected sex again using the withdrawal method.

On the 16th of December at work, I noticed that I was experience some vaginal spotting had actually soaked through my underwear (it's been a brownish color and is brown or pink if I press toilet paper to myself while using the bathroom) and lightly stained the shorts I had under my uniform bottoms. I had my period on December 1st so I know it was not that (I am very regular and my periods are very heavy).

I have never, ever bled outside the range of my menses so I am very concerned. I have searched the internet for answers and nearly had a panic attack when I read you could have spotting as a sign of being pregnant (implantation bleeding). We had not used protection and after using an ovulation calculator, realized that I may have been ovulating at the time. I also read however, that "some spotting is nothing to be concerned about the first few times having sex."

I am entering my fourth semester at my university and am a full-tuition merit scholar majoring in pre-medicine/biology. I have many plans for the future and am not looking to get pregnant for many years to come.

I am very worried and would appreciate any advice that could be given on this matter. Thank you very much.

 
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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Re: Is it normal, or abnormal and I'm just ignorant?

I do not believe this blood is caused by a pregnancy my guess would be that it is more so becausee it was your first time being sexually active!

 
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Re: Is it normal, or abnormal and I'm just ignorant?

If you don't want to become pregnant you need a reliable method of Birth Control.
The withdrawal method is NOT reliable, visit your Family Planning Clinic who will advice you.
You could try a Home Pregnancy Test, I got a result many years ago ten days after a missed period.
Good Luck,

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You are probably OK, but you must get a reliable birth control going. I had two children via the 'withdrawal method'. Sera

 
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