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Sex And Period (s)

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Hi BeingGirl Experts,

I am 17 years old and have been sexually active for a few months. Ever since I started my period at age 13, it has lasted for about 56 days. My past two cycles have only lasted for about 3 or 4 days and weren't as heavy. Should I worry about this, or is it common for a cycle to change like this? I mentioned that I was sexually active because I wasn't sure if that was causing this to happen. I was also curious what "spotting" was and what causes it.





Dear Brook,

Engaging in sexual activity can cause a change in your menstrual cycle. Are you using reliable birth control? It is unusual, but not impossible to be pregnant and have a light menstrual flow that may look like a period.


If you are sexually active, you should be under the care of a gynecologist. Make an appointment and discuss your menstrual changes with your healthcare provider. You might also take a home pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant.


Some females spot during ovulation and this is normal. You ovulate 14 days BEFORE the onset of your next menstrual period. This is the most fertile time of your menstrual cycle. However, any bleeding in-between menstrual periods should be reported to your gynecologist.


Why not make an appointment for an exam, and get the changes in your period checked out?


Take care of you health,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted July 30, 2014
I am on the shot so I can't get pregnant and my Period hasn't stopped yet. Is that normal. And girls also be careful of what birth control you get.
Posted March 29, 2014
Brycelovr02- Don't do it. It can ruin you. If your bf is trying to get you to have sex, and you don't want to(don't), just say no. If he won't accept the fact, oh well. Its ur choice.
Posted February 13, 2014
Hey. I'm 16 and sex is NOT something I want to get into right now. I have a problem though. My bf is always asking about sex. What should I do or say?
Posted March 09, 2014
I need some help...
Posted July 21, 2012
If any girls need help with anything just ask me!:)


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