ann asks :

Hey Lucy,

I am 20 years old. I have had sex with my boyfriend. I have got my period 2 weeks late and it is very light and it was only for a day. Am I pregnant?

Our Reply

Hi Ann, thanks for getting in touch.

If you had unprotected sex then I would suggest that you take pregnancy test, or make an appointment at the doctor to get checked out. Either way if you and your partner have spelt with people before you got together than it is also worth having a STD check too.

It could be an irregular period or it could be something more, given that it has fallen right after you have had sex, it is best to find out.

In early pregnancy you can get some light bleeding also knows as ‘spotting’. This happens when the embryo embeds itself in the wall of your womb. You will get spotting when your next period is due after conception, which might explain your symptoms.

Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy, however even if there is some bleeding this can also lead on a very normal and healthy pregnancy. The only way to put your mind at ease is to take a test and make a decision from there.

Good luck,

Lucy x 

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