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bleeding a week before period due but only lasted for 3 days???

By Anonymous March 2, 2010 - 11:52am
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The first day of my last period was the 1st feb 2010, it lasted about 6 days, i had unprotected sex on the 14th and according to the fertility calender i was ovulating on the 15th i then had sex again on the 25th of feb my periods are always on time never a day early,I woke up on the morning of the 26th with light bleeding, it was very light red and quiet bright in colour it was not as heavy as my normal periods and only lasted 3 and a half days(it has finished now and my period was due today but i have had no further bleeding) , i didnt have the normal period pains i just had pains in my lower abdomen on and off. could this mean pregnancy?

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Dear Anon,

It sounds like you just had a period. Even though it is different from your usual period and came a few days earlier-- I'm leaning more towards you not being pregnant. Period cycles can change in length and duration due to many circumstances such as stress, diet change, exercise, your natural production of hormones, birth control pills, etc.

Bleeding in the first trimester, though possible, is usually light spotting and occasionally maybe a light bleed, heavy bleeding is usually not a symptom of pregnancy. If you are overly concerned about the pains in your lower abdomen not being regular, period-like cramps at this point you may test for pregnancy and that will be the true answer to your question. Good luck and please keep us posted!

Edited: This post is similar to your question of why your period is different this month and has some great insight: http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/my-menstrual-cycle-has-been-cut-short-7-8-days-4-why

March 2, 2010 - 12:19pm
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