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Is this normal or what could be the cause of this?

By April 4, 2011 - 9:44pm
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I am 22 years old and have been sexually active for a few years now. When I first got my period it came like clock work. 28 day cycles lasting for 5 days. After I became sexually active I noticed that I became irregular. Sometimes I will get a period and sometimes i wont. I became pregnant in Sept of 2008 and it ended in a miscarriage. Feb of 2009 I became pregnant again and I now have a health little girl. I started the depo when I went for my 6 wk check up after giving birth. I was on the depo for about a year and stopped because of the side effects. I received my first period after being off of depo on Nov 12 2010. I then went without a cycle up until Feb 28 2011 which was my last "normal" cycle. I had a smear of pink blood about two weeks later. I only saw it once that day. Could that have been ovulation spotting? Mar 26 I started to spot pink in color only when I wiped. The next day it was basically the same. Mar 28 I started to bleed a little and it lasted until the first. It also had some thick clear mucus/snot like something mixed into my period. Was that my period and it just came early or was this implanation bleeding? (I did have unprotected sex but not sure of the dates) I also noticed today when I went to wipe that I had a large amount of discharge that was clear mixed with white and very thick and looked alot like snot! What could this be? Should I be concerned? Is this normal? Please help me I am very worried. Before this "period" on the 26 I was experiencing lots of cramps but they were mild. I figured they were pms because a few days later I started the spotting. Could this be my body trying to get back in the swing of things? I have not been to the doctor yet. I plan to go get checked out but, I wanted to put my mind at ease until I am able to.

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April 5, 2011 - 5:33pm

Hi BlackCherry,

It seems as with all the hormonal changes in your body-- the miscarriage, the pregnancy, and now your body trying to go back to normal-- your period is different. It's not unusual to spot, have a little extra cervical mucus, or to have an irregular period after your body has been through so much. The light pink spotting you saw two weeks after your period, was more than likely ovulation spotting. The spotting/bleeding you experienced from Mar 26-Apr 1st was your period. All of the instances you are worried about, seem like perfectly normal things to me. Your period may not be exactly the same every month, sometimes you may spot before it actually comes, sometimes it will be heavier, sometimes it will be lighter, sometimes it may not even come at all-- but it's all part of being a woman. Hope this helps in the meantime.


April 5, 2011 - 6:28am
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