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ask: is it spotting or menstrual period?

By gabst2
 
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okay so i had intercourse with my boyfriend about two weeks ago i was late on my period for about 3 days and today at school i started bleeding and it was a lot and it was dark red and i have cramps too and well now on my pad is a light red and not a lot comes out but when i wipe its a dark red and its a good amount of blood can i be pregnant should i take a pregnancy test and is this a sign of my menstrual period and does sometimes does this happen the first day of mestrual period please right back asap im nervous!!!!!

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi gabst2,

There is no need to take a pregnancy test. It is not unusual to bleed heavily at the start of a period and then for the flow to become less.

How old are you? During the first years of menstruation, it is common for the menstrual period to be shorter by a few days and flow can be heavier or lighter from one month to the next.

I strongly suggest that since you are now sexually active, you must use some form of birth control regulary. Educate yourself about the types and choose the option that works best for you.

Take a look at the EmpowHer Birth Control page
http://www.empowher.com/condition/birth-control

Maryann

April 5, 2012 - 5:00pm
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