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ask: If you cramp a week before your period, spot then bleed heavy for two days and spot after are you pregnant?

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I started cramping a week before my period was due. I was spotting for two days then I began to have heavy bleeding for two days. After the two days of heavy bleeding I began to spot for two days and then nothing. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. My mom and sister thinks it may be to early to detect pregnancy but i think I'm not..although the period was not as heavy as I'm used to and the fact that I don't usually get cramps during my period. Should I take another test? Is something wrong with me?

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Need help fast!!
I had stomach cramps for at least a week leading up to my period. It can one day late but I experienced sting cramping for two days with blood clots (rather large) on the 3rd day there was no blood which is strange I started to have discharge with a tint of pink in it for a day then the next day it had a tint of brown SORRY TMI!! Lately I've been having twitches in my stomach area, arms, legs .... And stomach cramps most of the day with a heavy feeling and sharp pains.. Last time I had sex and he came in me was 2nd sep and period came on 19th sep.... Could I be pregnant? Did a test today which was negative... Too early to test? HELP PLEASE :) x

September 27, 2014 - 1:45am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

You need to contact your gynecologist or primary care physician. I am concerned that you passed large clots and are having persistent sharp pain in your stomach. The twitches need to be evaluated as well.


September 27, 2014 - 9:52am
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Okay so me & my bf been having unprotected sex lately ive been feeling pregnant i have been having heartburns , my nipples pulse at times and it hurts, my abdomin hurts and it pulses too. Can i be pregnant?

September 26, 2014 - 9:50am
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Hi, my name is Sze and I had been TTC with my husband 2 weeks ago. My period started on sept 3 and lasted until 9th, my normal cycle is 28 days. We TTC on 9th and on and off until 16th, however I have low bleedin through out the period and now on 23rd I am still bleeding. Should I be concern? I am very very worry something is wrong with my body and I am 30 years old. Please please please help me!!

September 21, 2014 - 6:56pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thats my story up and down did you ever find out ??

September 26, 2014 - 5:44am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Sze

Thanks for your post! 

It's impossible to say why you are bleeding like this but I do suggest you see a doctor to see what's going on. You may have some kind of hormonal balance, infection or something else that is causing this bleeding. It may be something very simple and harmless but you do need an evaluation. 

Will you keep us posted?



September 24, 2014 - 5:52am
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Hi, I'm new here. The past couple of days have been very strange for my cycle. Period expected on the 22-23 September. My partner and I are TTC (trying to conceive), we had unprotected sex 16and 17 September.
On the 18th I start to have slight cramps and brownish discharge, 19th had the same thing happen, cramps with brownish discharge with a little bit of blood, I thought this may have been and implantation bleed.
But then today (20th), cramps and a slightly heavier red discharge, which I'm assuming might be my period. But I'm stil 2 days early, I've never had anything like this happen before and then it happens right when we are TTC, could I be pregnant or could this be something more serious???????

September 19, 2014 - 2:41pm
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Hello, my husband and I had unprotected sex like 3 times before my period, 2 weeks before my period i spotted for 3 days, 2 were light pinkish red and a light brown only when i wiped. Then for 2 days heavy but not like my period blood that i had to use pads. Now just spotting again. My period isn't due till the 26th. Dose anyone know what this is?

September 17, 2014 - 5:43pm
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HI, I plan on contacting my gyn soon but I am 29 with 3 children ages 1, soon 3 & 4. I had tubal ligation during my csection with my last and had normal bleeding after birth and 1 period. After that breastfeeding kept "aunt flo" at bay for 10 months. Then I resumed normal monthly periods for 3 months. I have PCOS and normally have heavy periods and am used to them skipping months from time to time but I spotted brown last month 2 weeks before my period for 3 days. Now this month I began spotting brown for 1 day before my period was due then had a light period for 6 days and 2 days of spotting brown again. So it is 9 days so far and I've never experienced this. Also my blood pressure is suddenly going up instead of decreasing as I am losing weight. I am 5'3 and weighed 188 and several machines said I was prehypertension and now I've lost 8lbs and 2 different machines are saying Hypertension Stage 1. I'm so lost and confused by my health right now. I'm still making efforts to lose weight but worried about my health.

September 15, 2014 - 11:01pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns about your period and hypertension.

How high is your blood pressure? Are you using a home monitory unit?

A blood pressure of less than 140/90 is recommended for persons under the age of 30 and up to the age of 59. I strongly recommend you have your BP checked by your primary care physician.

Brown vaginal discharge or brown spotting indicates old blood. It is not uncommon for a woman to have light brown spotting before the start of her menstrual period. This is old blood left behind in the uterus from the previous period. But, in your case, you should contact your gynecologist and report what has been going on.

Congratulations on working on losing weight. Speak with your physicians about your concerns. This will give you peace of mind and keep you on the rack to good health.


September 16, 2014 - 8:35am
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