Period?

Hi ladies.

Sorry about this pretty gross question, but I'm getting worried.

I have suspected endometriosis (laparoscopy in 2 weeks) And on the implants to stop periods. I don't really get them at all.

A few days ago I was having sex with my partner, and it hurt way less than usual, but I noticed a little bit of blood after we finished.

Now, the next day I started bleeding, at first brown blood and then bright red, with lots of clots.

Should I be worried, or is it possible for sex to induce a period? It's been going on for 2 days now.

Also, when I do get periods they last about 3 weeks at a time. Would it delay my surgery if this happens?

Thank you for being awesome ladies!

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  • This happened to me once; when I went to A&E, they said it was probably (but could not be sure) that a small chocolate cyst had burst and/or the pressure of the penis penetrating had 'dislodged' the endometrium and kick started my period. I don't see why or how it could delay the surgery (I've had two when on periods).

    If it continues and/or you're not normally due on maybe pop to your GP and see what they think.

  • Hey! Thanks for your reply. Glad to know there's someone who can relate!

    Yeh I never know when I'm due, thing in that sense are super erratic.

    Glad to hear this won't delay the surgery! Was really worried about that.

  • They won't delay your surgery if you have your period. In fact there may even be a benefit, as your endometriosis will be at it's most obvious.

    If you have a lot of pain, or you are concerned, it's worth seeing your GP for a check over, but it is quite common to have spotting or breakthrough bleeding on various hormones based meds, so could be that.

    Hope the lap goes well.

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