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Had unprotected intercourse and noticed bleeding after periods. Chances of pregnancy?

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Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2012 in Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Question: Nearly 3 weeks ago I was bleeding for 4 days and my usual period is 7 days long but this time I ended up with a 4 day period which was bright red. This morning I woke up and light blood had come through n went brown later on in the day and has completely stopped why would this happen? Not to forget I had unprotected sex 3 weeks this friday but the following week I started bleeding would I be pregnant because I've not experienced this before
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Having bleeding for 4 days is a normal period. The mild bleeding that you had after three weeks might be due to a left over blood from the previous period, vaginal infection, hormonal imbalance causing an irregular bleeding. It is not suggestive of pregnancy.
You can wait for a week and see if you have a normal period on the expected date. In case the periods are delayed by more than 5 days then you need to test for pregnancy.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.

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