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Missed birth control pill, bleeding during sex, spotting and breakthrough bleeding. Is this normal?

I missed 2 pills in a row and did the routine things where you take the pill straight away, then move onto the next pack straight away (without a break); I have experienced spotting and light breakthrough bleeding - sometimes enough to soil a panty liner, sometimes not even that much, but everytime I do have intercourse, I get fresh bleeding (i.e. red and a bit more than normal) - is this normal? I am due to start my pill free week next weekend then go onto my third pack...
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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Hi Meera,
Thanks for writing in.
Bleeding when you have intercourse is definitely not normal and needs to be investigated further. We could be looking at anything from an infection to a small polyp to cervical cancer. You would need to be examined by a gynaecologist and a Pap smear and a colposcopy are definitely in order.
I would suggest that you dont start with the next pack and get a Pap smear done before that. This needs to be done before your menstruation begins.
Hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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