When my boyfriend fingered me I started to bleed a little and my period is 3 days late. What is wrong??

Great question.

This is a hard question to answer without having a medical professional assess the symptoms in person, but we can try and help clear some things up for you.

To start off, it’s important to note that someone’s period can actually fluctuate based on what’s going on in their life.  This means that stresssickness, or change in physical activity, can make a period act differently- potentially causing abnormal bleeding.

Another possibility is that the sexual contact is too rough, or that enough lubrication was not used before hand. Lubrication is important during sexual contact as well. Although vaginas and penis’ are self-lubricating organs, often times enough lubrication is not produced. Some bodies self-lubricate quite a bit; some don’t at all! Lubrication will lower the amount of friction during sexual activity which will reduce any potential irritation.

Vaginal bleeding can also be a sign of an infection, whether a sexually transmitted infection or an organic infection, like yeast or bacterial vaginitis.

The only way to know for sure what is going on is to see a medical professional. You can do this at our Teen Clinic. Give us a call! 303-442-5160