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After anal sex, had light brown spotting and period is heavy with clots. Is it vaginal bleeding or peiod?

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We had anal sex on my 1st day of ovulation (May 9). My period is on May 24 and on May 21 & 22, i had light brown spotting and on the 23rd, my period arrived. It's heavy nad had clots like my usual period. Today is the 5th day and i only had spotting. I would like to know if the bleeding is vaginal bleeding or my period. Thank you.

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Hello, Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.

Its normal to have mid menstrual spotting. Is not bleeding from your vagina, its from your period itself.

Spotting is a normal phenomenon that will occur in some point of your menstrual cycle. It can occur maybe after your period or in middle of your period. But, sometimes spotting may depict a pathology.

There is a way to know if this is normal or indicates a pathology, if spotting occurs 3 or 5 days after your period or just end of period. But if it occurs after 7 or 10 days after your period it indicates a pathology, could be uterine fibroids or endometriosis or STDs.

But, in your case its normal and nothing to be worrie about.

Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask follow-up questions


Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
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