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Bleeding after intercourse, early pregnancy signs and symptoms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i fell a couple weeks ago on my lower back. and since that fall i have not tried to have intercourse but i did and during penatration i bleed once stopped no more bleeding. i have no pain other then from the fall, havent lost interest in food, missed period for the month. no burning or itching in sex area at all
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
ok
User :   hi
Doctor :  
please provide your age, location, occupation
Doctor :  
are you still having pain?
User :   20
User :   nebraska
User :   not working
User :   well not really unless i put
User :   lots of pressure on my back
User :   or sit to long
Doctor :   when was your last menstrual period?
User :   last month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
when did you try to have intercourse? when did the bleeding occur?
User :   umm let see i feel
Doctor :  
during the bleeding was it associated with pain also?
User :   on the monday of the week before valetine so i tried tuesday this
User :   weekk
User :   no
User :   didnt realize till husband took out
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
have you tried to have intercourse again after that episode?
User :   yea same thing it bleeds then when stop no more bleeding
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
are you on any birth control measures?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i would suggest you not to have any further intercourse for few more days
User :   ok
Doctor :  
in the meantime get a preganancy test done to see if you are pregnant
Doctor :  
as this kind of bleed with intercourse is common in two cases
Doctor :  
1) pregnancy with low lying placenta
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2) any pelvic infection
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so after doing the test, see your gyne doc for further treatment
Doctor :  
if the test comes positive for pregnancy, then the cause for bleeding will be th elow lying placenta
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and you should avoid having intercourse
User :   oh so that could happen with the fall
Doctor :  
if the cause comes as pelvic infection, then you and your husband both should be treated
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to prevent re-infection
User :   infection dont know because never had this problem until fall
User :   ok will do
Doctor :  
also take a x-ray/MRI for lower back after consulting an orthopedician
Doctor :   to rule out any possible low back issues also
User :   ok
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes i have
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   because i dont have
User :   any pregnancy systoms but then again some women dont
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
the symptoms vary in apearance
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varying from few days after fruitful intercourse in fe women
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to about 3 months in some women
User :   also when i fell i got
User :   pain like spams
Doctor :  
ok
User :   the first and second day
User :   on my lower back
Doctor :  
since you are not on any birth control measures, and the bleeding being painless bleeding, there are chances that you are pregnant
Doctor :  
and the fall caused the uterine spasms
Doctor :  
causing pain
User :   umm i havent been on birth control in like 3 years and yet to get pregnant
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so i think not pregnant probably infection or back problem
User :   but well take test and get back checked
User :   and see gyno
Doctor :  
it might be, but infection and back problem will cause you bleeding that is painful
Doctor :  
but checking up with a gynec doc wil benefit you
User :   yea
Doctor :  
to find out the cause
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and if infection is found, treating it early is better
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   what type of infection could it be any ideas?
Doctor :   it could be pelvic infections due to bacteria/virus
Doctor :  
the etiology can be made out with proper examination and tests
User :   ok
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   if it was a low lying... forgot what it is call
User :   what can be done
Doctor :   if it is low lying placenta, then intercourse should be avoided till you are 3 months pregnant
Doctor :  
there are chances for it to go a litle up
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as the uterus grwos
User :   ok while come to think about it i have very tender nipple receently and hungry but
Doctor :  
*grows
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
very early symptoms of pregnancy include increased hunger, fatigue, sleepiness, nipple soreness, breast soreness, mood changes, nausea
User :   i been taking
User :   anti immfatory
Doctor :  
ok
User :   for back is that ok
Doctor :  
taking them for sometime is fine, avoid using them , use topical ointments and sprays for back back pain.
Doctor :   to avoid complications
User :   also my stomach seems uncomfortable to lay on for sleeo
Doctor :  
ok
User :   dont know if bloated or what
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
this can be made out while physical examination
Doctor :  
having bloating feeling can be there due to pregnancy related gastritis also
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and in your case since you are taking the anti-inflamatories
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this gastritis can be related o them as well
User :   ok well what got me going was all of this after this fall
Doctor :   yes, i can understand that, and your concern
Doctor :  
the fall happened before you could realize you are pregnant i guess
Doctor :   and so the confusion is now that whether your symptoms are related to fall
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or something else
User :   well make appoint tommorrow for check ups and hopefully notthing serious
User :   yea
User :   i was mainly worried about the bleeding
User :   lol
Doctor :  
so best is to go for a gyne appointment which will determine the cause of bleeding.
User :   it just seem worriesome
Doctor :   ask for a beta HCG test and a scan too ifthe urine pregnancy test come sout negative
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as someties teh HCG hormone in urine can be less
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especially in your case as you are tensed up
User :   ok
Doctor :  
these standard tests wil confirm/rule out pregnancy
User :   ok
Doctor :  
is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   any thing you suggest to look out for
User :   or not do
User :   other then no sex
Doctor :  
no, not at this point of time, right now confirming the cause for bleeding and treating it is important
Doctor :  
be careful not to fall again of course

Doctor :  
and also eat a well balanced diet and take multivitamin suppliments
Doctor :   and take ortho consult for your low back injury
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