3:41 pm - 12/01/2012

Light bleeding one week after period has ended

I've discovered that I am having some light bleeding about one week after my period has ended. I'm a bit confused about this because this has never happened to me before. Things to note, I'm 26 and my period has been regular for the past two years. I am sexually active and use only a condom and calendar tracking as the only forms of birth control. We have never engaged in unprotected sex.

My last period was from November 20 - 26. I had protected sex twice on the 25th while I had a very light period flow.

I started noticing some light brown discharge until the 29th which I assume to be old blood left over caused by having sex near the end of my period. I checked again on the 30th and it was the usual white discharge. Today, Dec 1, I noticed red blood while wiping.

The only thing I can think of is something happened when I had sex on the 25th (condom did not break both times). The second time we had sex that day, he was being rough and we had to stop because I became too dry. About two days after, I noticed a small tear near my vaginal opening because of some slight stinging while wiping. No blood has come from the tear, and when I first noticed the light bleeding earlier today I double checked and noticed that the blood was coming from my vaginal opening.

So, I guess my question is whether the light bleeding be because of the rough sex or perhaps something else? I guess the something else I'm worried is implantation bleeding, but considering my situation i think it's me being paranoid because my body is doing something different than usual in my menstrual cycle.
lozette 1st-Dec-2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
My initial thought is that it might be blood from ovulation. 11 days into your cycle is *slightly* early for ovulation, but not unheard of. I get a little spotting when I ovulate (and I also get ovulation pains/mittelschmerz). Do you think it might be that?
limestrudel 1st-Dec-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure because my body isn't giving me any of my usual ovulation signs. However maybe this month my body might be completely off... which might be weird. Thanks for your suggestion :)
knittinggoddess 1st-Dec-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
Sometimes the cervix bleeds when it gets bumped. For some people, this just means they spot for a few hours, but for others (or at other times), the bleeding can trigger a few days of blood. I'm usually more of the latter, though my cervix isn't consistent about this. I can go for months without my cervix caring that it was bumped, and then one day, it gets bumped just a little bit and I have spotting.

My cervix is temperamental, and yet totally healthy. Perhaps yours is doing the same thing?
limestrudel 1st-Dec-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Maybe cervix bumping would be the cause behind all this, but is it common for some bleeding to happen 5-6 days after intercourse? Thanks for your suggestion :)

Edited at 2012-12-01 11:43 pm (UTC)
knittinggoddess 2nd-Dec-2012 12:16 am (UTC)
For me, I would not be surprised to see some off and on bleeding for five days, but I also have a Mirena IUD so my uterus cares not for a schedule.
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