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Here's my bcp history in a nutshell...

Started on OrthoTricyclen 4 years ago when I was 18. Did well with it, no problems. Took it for about 2 1/2 years.

My obgyn wanted me to try Ortho LO when it came out. The whole year I was on it I would always bleed during sex if the sex took place the week before my period. I finally told my obgyn about it and he switched me back to Trinessa (generic of OrthoTricyclen).

In April of this year I asked him to switch me because I was becoming really depressed and crying easily and thought it could be due to the pill. He put me on Yasmin. I took it for the months of May and June. In June my "problem" came back and I bled during sex a week before my period.

I didn't want to deal with that bleeding again so I started taking Trinessa again in July. Had sex July 4th, everything was fine. Period came July 19-24 like it should've...had sex the 29th, it was fine....2 days later spotted a little bit for a day (figured it was breakthrough bleeding since it's only my 2nd month of being on Trinessa again). Then I had sex last night and I bled during it. Went to the bathroom and wiped, the bleeding then stopped.

I went to my doctor today. He seems to still think it is hormone related. He told me to take one more month of Trinessa and see what happens next month. I'm really just terrified it is something like cervical cancer even though my last pap smear in Oct. was normal. The obgyn says if it was cervix related the blood would be brown and it would start right after sex. It does start during sex but it's usually red or pink in color. Please someone, anyone, help me understand why this is happening to me.
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since you had been doing fine on the trinessa when you first started it it is probably just all the switiching around that is affecting your hormones. it doesnt sound like anything related to cervical cancer, especially since you had a clear pap test. has your doctor examined your cervix for anything abnormal that could explain the bleeding after sex? its probably just hormonal and with more time for your body to adjust you should be fine. hope that helps
Nope. I figured he would do an exam when I went to his office on Friday, but he didn't. Would there be other symptoms if it were infection?

I find it odd that for the longest time this bleeding ONLY happened if I had sex right before my period. That's what always made me believe it was somehow pill-related. Then it again happened with Yasmin. Trinessa was the only pill I ever took that I didn't have problems with. Maybe this time around it's just b/c this is only my 2nd pack of Trinessa and it hasn't fully kicked in yet? I do think I need a pill with a stronger dose, like Trinessa. Does that sound likely?
Yeah I'm going to see what happens next month since that will be my 3rd month on Trinessa. If it happens again I will definitely be going back to my doctor or finding a new one. I'm just going to pray it doesn't happen again.
Hmm...interesting. It happened to me the whole year I was on Ortho Lo, that is why I switched back to Trinessa. And for the first time it happened on Trinessa. I believe it is just my body adjusting though, as it was only my 2nd pack. What do you think? I should be ok next month?