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Gynecology

Period problems

03/12/2008

Question:

My period only seems to come after having intercourse. I delayed have intercourse this month to see if my period would come and although I had PMT sypmtoms, it did not arrive. I then had intercourse a week after my period was due and it came later that day. I am worried that this is a symptom of a serious problem

Answer:

It is odd and I wonder if you are truly having a period, or bleeding from the cervix or a cervical polyp. You should be examined to determine if your cycles are irregular or absent and you are seeing bleeding from the cervix.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated