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I had my period for 3 days last month then only for 2 days this month. Am I pregnant?

By Anonymous October 11, 2016 - 12:06pm
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Hello, I had sex last August 29 and 30. I took an Emergency contraceptive within 24 hours. My "period" came on Sept 10 but it only lasted for about 12 hours them it continued on the sept 11 and lasted till sept 12. It was a little heavy. This month, my period came last Oct 8 and stopped on Oct 9. TODAY, Oct 10, I had a drop of blood on my panty liner. I'm not sure about the color but it was already brown when I saw it, I don't know if that is the actual color when it came out. I also have symptoms like acne and bloating, but that is normal around the time that I'm supposed to get my period. I did not get cramps this month so my "period" came as a surprise and it is also a few days early. Myperiod is irregular, I can only tell when it's about time when I experience I get acne, become bloated, and get crams (usually a day or 3 days Before my period). I also sometime vomit but I'm pretty sure that that is because of my hyperacidity since it always happens to me, usually when burping. I'm also stressed out lately and I changed my diet plus I've been doing a little exercise lately. Am I pregnant or is this just due to my chanhe of lifestyle?

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Hi Anon

Thank you for your post!

Changes in lifestyle and stress can certainly change the cycle. It sounds like you are getting light periods which could be a result of taking emergency contraception but really by now you should be back to normal.

It's time to take a pregnancy test to rule that out. If it's negative I'd say your cycle should regulate this month.


October 11, 2016 - 1:17pm
(reply to Susan Cody)

Hi Susan,

Thank you for your response. I'm going to see my doctor to be sure. Before when I take an EAC, nothing really happens to my period. I don't even get a withdrawal (I think) since I usually bleed just in time for my period and it's my normal 5-6 days. That's why I panicked when my period suddenly became light. Though this past month I've had less sleep than usual and I'm a bit more stressed because of work.

October 12, 2016 - 5:53am
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