Women's Health Community
used the sponge and now bleeding between periods
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

used the sponge and now bleeding between periods

Per Dr. I am unable to use the pill or any horomone types of contraception. My Boyfriend and I have been monogamous for 7 years. We tried the Today Sponge on June 16th as an alternative contraception. I waited the 6 hours to remove it as the box instructed. When I removed it there was a slight amount (maybe 2 drops) of blood (brown) on it. Afew hours later I experienced a little cramping. Strong but did not last but a minute or two. The rest of the day went fine. This morning (approx 36 hours after use) I am very lightly bleeding (but a little more than spotting) and it's brown. My period isn't due for approx 2 weeks. I have never spotted between periods before. for the last two years my periods have been regular to the day. Is this a common after effect of the sponge, is my body just cleansing the spermicide out, or should I be really concerned and get to a hospital? Thank you in advance for any help.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
134578_tn?1404951303
Well, it doesn't sound like a hospital-quality emergency, but I would call my doctor and explain what is going on.  It could very well be a reaction to the spermicide, but he is the one to tell you.  There also should be a toll-free number on the box of sponges, you might also call them and ask if this is a known side effect.  Good luck!
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Certainly there is no reason to go to a hospital.  Might be just that your cervix was a bit irritated from the sponge, or simply just a bit of mid cycle bleeding.  Even if it has never happened before, there's always a first time.

If it continues to be a problem, see your doctor.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne commented on veronica0808's status
14 hrs ago
1580318_tn?1430915905
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
18 hrs ago
5986700_tn?1380794980
Blank
spider6 commented on photo
20 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bambily
Albuquerque, NM
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bambily
Albuquerque, NM
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time