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Menstrual Nightmare, am I pregnant?

By Anonymous March 2, 2016 - 8:34pm
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I'm starting this whole essay off with an apology, I write way far too much and have the tendency to make simple questions into story time. I'm also very sorry for being a tad graphic.

I'm 15 years old, and had the mistake of having sex without telling my mother. Now, before the comments fly and read somewhere along the lines of "You're too young! Foolish teenager!" "STDs! Watch out for the STDs!" and such, I have recently implemented the usage of abstinence in my relationship, and have abstained from sexual contact for roughly 3 weeks now.

My usual cycle lasts about 7-8 days, and has moderate to heavy bleeding, and on January 29th, I had a cycle that lasted nearly 10 days, and yes, I had protected sex on the 29th. Messy, but wonderful. Anyways! I've been panicking for the past 3 weeks that I've been pregnant; and had wondered that perhaps all the stress of recent major assignments had helped delay my cycle. Aside from that, there have been times where my period would disappear for 4 weeks, then roll in again strong.

For the past week and a half, I've begun to experience PMS-like symptoms like acne, mood swings, ovarian cramping, back pain, tender breasts and cravings. Until this day, I've had not a single drop of blood. Today I had started 'spotting', and had found this from a simple wipe. This was around 1:30 ish in the afternoon, and just an half hour ago, I had noticed that the wonderful spotting turned into brown blood. It's barely enough to speck the fabric of my underwear anyways, but it's still a concern of mine that it could've been implantation blood.

Usually he and I are extremely careful when going into sexual encounters, and I usually never let him near my areas when I'm ovulating. But as of late, the extreme paranoia is just getting to me. I'm not a very religious person, but the paranoia and anxiety has brought me to my knees with the lords prayer falling from my mouth at least 7 times now, and several pendulum swings have all said 'NO' to a pregnancy, but 'YES' to a delayed period.

TL;DR - My period seems to be late, yet the week and a half of pure possible PMS seems promising. My spotting also turned into brown blood, is this a sign of pregnancy, or a delayed period?

Has this happened to any of you, and if so, was your period just around the corner? I know I could be overreacting, but it's still a legitimate concern for me. I'm really not ready to be a mother, and a family disappointment.

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Hi Anon!

Thanks for your post.

Of course you are not ready to be a mother - that would ruin your life.

I assume you had unprotected sex? If so there is always a risk of pregnancy. Stress can affect your cycle - this may be what is going on.

Since you're now spotting, it sounds like your period is on it's way, it takes a while sometimes to fully come on. A pregnancy test can also give you ease of mind.

You can read more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/sex-101

March 3, 2016 - 6:20am
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