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What's going on with my menstrual cycle? Could I be pregnant and still have bleeding?

By May 1, 2012 - 6:58am
 
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I am 32 and have 3 children. I am not on any birth control and my periods are always on a 28 day cycle. They are always heavy with a lot of clotting and last between 4-6 days. On 4/2/12 I started what I figured was my period but it was really light. My husband and I also had sex the same day with a possibility of an "oops." I prepared for a heavy flow with a pad and it didn't get anything on it all day. I only had blood when I wiped. It wasn't as light as spotting but I have never had such a light period. The next morning it was pinkish brown when I wiped. Halfway through the day it was completely gone. I never had that happen before. I did a bunch of searching online and it sounded like implantation bleeding. I didn't want to freak out so I said I would wait until my next period to see. Now I did notice that I didn't have any cramps or tender breasts at all this "period(?)," which is strange because I also get really bad cramps and sore breasts every month. That was actually really nice for a change. The day after it was over I started having sort of period-like cramps for 10 days straight with no period. I was about to call the doctor because it was so weird, but then it stopped. On 4/28/12 I had spotting no cramps or sore breasts. One time I wiped and it was very small amount of pink tinged with just a little bit of brown streaks. It was only one time that day and one time the next day 4/29/12. Then nothing else until about 1 pm the next day 4/30/12. I actually went to WalMart and bought a pregnancy test and as I was walking out the door to leave and I felt the period starting feeling. So I haven't used it yet. I am now having that really light flow period like I had on 4/2/12 but have some cramping now. It is 5/1/12 and still having this really light period. All of this is very unusual and I have never ever had anything like this before. I was excited for a minute thinking I might be pregnant (even though I am not really trying to get pregnant) but now I am worried something is wrong "down there." Has this happened to anybody else? Any advise? I have a doctor appointment later this week but I am worried.

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Anonymous

So far I cant find anything that matches my situation. January a few days before my period was due I had light spotting, 1 days later my normal period began, it ended after 6 days as usual, however 2 days later I began bleeding again. This lasted for 2 days. Now it is March 6 and I haven't had a period since. I took 4 pregnancy test 3 negative and one said positive but also had an open book icon which means error with the test so I believe it was a false positive. Has anyone had a similar situation and know what it could be?

March 6, 2017 - 11:25am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

You may have a hormonal imbalance causing some irregularity or stress could be a factor or even lifestyle changes.

Take another test to make sure your positive was a false one and I'm sure your period will be along soon. You can also mention this irregularity to your doctor if it causing you concern.

Best,
Susan

March 6, 2017 - 2:36pm
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Anonymous

Hi that's like me yesterday 4th March Everytime I wiped I had very light pink on toilet paper and today 5th March it's heavier and would like to know what's goin on as me and my partner have been tryin for a baby

March 5, 2017 - 6:49am
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Anonymous

Hi everyone. I don't no wats goin on with my cycle I am not due to come on until the 27th or 28th of Feb 2017, however I experienced brown fluid on the 25th so I put a pad on an have noticed brown on the pad and blood when I wipe. Anybody else experienced this an why is it taking so long for me to flow is it because I came on 2 days earlier or was that my start of af

February 26, 2017 - 6:50pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Has it increased to a normal flow?

Regards,
Maryann

February 27, 2017 - 9:56am
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Anonymous

ok so yesterday I got a couple of cramps so I thought it was my cycle and when I wiped myself it was light blood so I thought maybe it'll bleed normal later. When I went to the restroom again it was gone. Today it's like it's only bleeding in the inside cause it only shows when I wipe myself but I know it's on . Can anybody tell me what this might be or why it's doing this?

February 7, 2017 - 12:56pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

Sometimes a period can take a couple of days to come on - give yourself another day or two.
Susan

February 7, 2017 - 1:35pm
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Anonymous

Hi I had unprotected sex Dec 31 and my period only last three days after that I got all the symptoms I took five home pregnancy test negative now am bleeding but it's not my period it's light like I only see blood when I whip I am worried my period is regular the seventh I be late stomach hard a little eat sleep been throwing up

February 5, 2017 - 12:30am
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Anonymous

Today Is The 31 Of Jan .. And I Haven't Seen My Period Since Last Year, Dec 10th ..
I Took A Test And It Said Negative, But 2 Days Ago I Started Seeing Light Drops Of Blood' Thinking That My Period Came I Proceeded To Put On A Pad, But The Pad Is Always Clean But When I Wipe I See Blood On The Toilet Paper ! Anyone Went Through This Before ? Any Suggestions As To What Is Causing This ?

January 31, 2017 - 8:54pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Have you had unprotected intercourse since your period in December?

If so, was it about two weeks ago? Then this could be implantation bleeding. I suggest you take an early response pregnancy test. Test in the morning. Use the urine when you wake up and first use the bathroom. That is the first step.

Regards,
Maryann

February 1, 2017 - 9:32am
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