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ask: Period suddenly abnormal, plus more discharge than usual.

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I am twenty years old, and since i've been having sex more regularly since october, (same guy/condom every time and we alway make sure it didn't break) my period cycle has switched to every two weeks. I've always had a very regular cycle, maybe only missing it once since I first started at 14. So, it started coming every 2 weeks, from what i've concluded isn't normal and now i'm 2 days late but have a lot of increased clear discharge. I've been under a lot of stress and dealing with anxiety/panic attacks this past month which also made me loose some weight.

I know pregnancy isn't out of the question, because i'm sexually active, although condoms are priority, but i'm not on the pill.

I just want some insight because i'm starting to freak out.

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello asherrr,

The sudden change in your usually normal menstrual cycle can be directly related to the increase in your level of stress, anxiety/panic attacks, and weight loss.

You may want to read this article , "Reasons for Having a Period Every Two Weeks",

I suggest you schedule an appointment with your physician to check for possible anemia and to rule out any other cause for this sudden change in your menstrual cycle.

Please keep us updated.


December 11, 2012 - 5:29pm
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