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Light period or possible pregnancy?

By Anonymous October 7, 2014 - 1:29pm
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Hi, is it normal to have a light period if you missed your last one due to stress? My last period was the beginning of August, with no period in September, and have taken about 5 pregnancy tests since then, the last one on October 5th, and all have come back negative. The last time I had unprotected sex was early to mid-August. If I was pregnant would the test come out positive by now? I started what looks like my period yesterday, but the blood was very dark, almost black, which I've never seen before, and not very heavy. Can I contribute this to the fact I missed last month or is something else going on? Thanks!

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Hi Anon and thanks for your question.

It's common to have abnormal periods at various times, so your having a light period followed by one with a different consistency doesn't seem like something to worry about, unless you continue to have an abnormal pattern for several more months.

In terms of pregnancy, from the information you've provided all signs are that you not pregnant. Hope this helps and gives you some peace of mind.



October 7, 2014 - 5:15pm
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