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Not due for my cycle for another two and a half weeks, started bleeding yesterday for about 4 hours

By Anonymous December 7, 2012 - 4:00pm
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Not due for my cycle for another two and a half weeks, started bleeding yesterday for about 4 hours then it stopped, started back up again this morning. I'm extremely confused. I took a pregnancy test last night and it was negative. Could this be implantation bleeding?? Or could I just be getting my cycle two and a half weeks early? I typically get it every 29 days and my last one was from 11/18-11/21. I'm freaking out because my boyfriend and I just recently broke up but we have been using the pull out method. I know, very irresponsible. How long should I wait before taking another test? Please help....

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Hello Anonymous,

As you know the pull out method is not an effective form of birth control.
According to plannedparenthood.org, " Men who use the pull out method must be able to know when they are reaching the point in sexual excitement when ejaculation can no longer be stopped or postponed. If you cannot predict this moment accurately, withdrawal will not be as effective."

Implantation bleeding normally occurs a week to a few days before your period would normally start. Spotting that occurs around a week after ovulation is likely implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding is scanty and usually pink or brownish discharge.

hCG is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. Levels can be detected in blood about 11 days after conception and in urine, about 12 to 14 days following conception. Count about two weeks from the last time you had intercourse, and test anytime after that.


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