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could I be pregnant or is something else going on?

By Anonymous June 15, 2012 - 1:12pm
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I have been spotting for about 2week now and I should be starting my period any day now but I have also been getting a headache everyday along with cramps and the spotting is still here along with increased appetite and back pain. I know something is wrong or different with my body but I took a test earlier this week and it came up negative but my friend said that it was too all. for the test to wor k. tryingto get opinions if I May be preggers :)

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Thanks for commenting on ny post. I am 22 years old and I am on birthcontroll but my fiance and I do not use condoms along with it. it started off light but I now have been needing to wear a liner or pad for the past week. It has been everyday for 2 weeks along with the aches and dizziness. I have seen my general doctor but they suggested I see my gynecologist so I go made an appt for them today.

June 15, 2012 - 6:31pm

Hello Anonymous,
A pregnancy test is one definite way to determine if you are pregnant. A pelvic ultrasound is the second way.

Have you had unprotected sexual intercourse since your last menstrual period? Levels of hCG can be detected in urine as early as 11 days following conception and in blood about 12 to 14 days following conception. You should take a home pregnancy test when your period is late by at least one week.

How old are you? Some women can begin experiencing perimenopausal symptoms while in their 30s. Irregular menstrual cycles are just one symptom of perimenopause.

Is the spotting everyday for two weeks? Is the amount scant or are you needing to wear a sanitary pad or tampon?

There are several causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding. These include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is a hormonal imbalance, an intrauterine device (IUD) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Consult your gynecologist. If you are due for an annual pelvic examination, now may be the right time to schedule one.


June 15, 2012 - 4:17pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I'm 22 and I should have gotten ny period yesterday or today but still nothing. tomorrow will Mark the third.week that I have had heavy brown/black spotting as well as many pregnancy symptoms (nausea back ache frequent urination , sensitive breast,, and no real period) my fiance and I are both still worried. I am on the pill but the week of my ovulation I was on 2antibiotics and a pain killer that my have affected it.

June 16, 2012 - 10:08pm
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