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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

Hi need help,i have a regular cycle period & i rally monitor (calendar method)my menstruation since i am in a relationship and my partner does not want to use condom(in short we engage in unprotected sex). I had a unprotected sex on the peak of my fertile stage. My period came 2 days early and it only lasted for 3 days and light which is unusual because i usually have my period for 7 days and it is very heavy. Then i had very weird changes on mood, i preferred some foods only to eat,i had abdominal cramps sometimes before and after my period it is reoccuring. And now today July 1 i am feeling some cramps and i noticed I have fresh blood on my underwear. I took pregnancy test of urine last June 26 and it is negative. Am i pregnant?

June 30, 2017 - 4:15pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

If the bleeding continues and is similar to your period, you are not pregnant.

Maryann

July 3, 2017 - 10:23am
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Anonymous

Hi there

I need help! I have very irregular periods, I never know when they're coming, not too much of a symptoms person either - they just rock up. I had unprotected sex on the 19th of May and started spotting on the 26th of May 2017. I thought it was my period but I would see the brownish discharge when I wipe or insert my finger. for two days (26 and 27th) I've experienced cramping and spotting on and off on both days. I tested maybe four times already 12 days after and pregnancy test comes out negative. I have not been feeling so well, I've been having headaches, bloating, constipation at times, nausea and abdominal pains. Ive had two muscle pulls on my uterus area and it's happened when I laugh or jump. I also noticed some blood when I wipe after doing number two and when I went to the clinic nothing was said except being given folic acid tablets and some medicine to clean up my urinary tract in case of an unknown internal bleeding.

I have gained weight in a few weeks - especially on my belly and breast area. Today is the 29th of June 2017 and after I fingered myself (as my sex drive hormones are very high these days) - when I wiped I saw fresh red blood on the tissue. I am wearing a pad but nothing yet, not sure if this is my period - not sure if I could be pregnant even with this bleeding. Please advise me what to do. I have been thinking of going to see a gynaecologist for a scan and check up (but can't at the moment as I cannot afford one).

Your kind insights will help, thank you.

June 28, 2017 - 7:36pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

If you do not get a period for one month and have unprotected intercourse, test for pregnancy or just call your gynecologist and have a blood pregnancy test done.

You might be able to work out a payment plan. You didn't get much help at the clinic.

Maryann

June 30, 2017 - 1:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann

Thank you so much for your response. Yesterday I did go to the clinic and they took my blood samples to test for pregnancy. I was advised that only after they've done my pep smear test again on the 14th of July and still no change they will refer me for a gynecological exam. I've also seen a doctor (as I have flu) and he advised me accordingly. Next week I'll get my blood test results, I'll let you know the results once I have them.

Once again, thank you

July 1, 2017 - 5:22am
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Anonymous

Im experiencing the same, I'm 27 and my periods have always been 6 days long, I have always had very heavy, toilet water was always red like I have to use super plus tampons because I'm allergic to pads.. my cycle has been weird not sure if I'm 28 days..30..32 these last few month's have been strange. On May 11 2017 It was odd and to me didn't seem normal, it only lasted 5 days and it was mainly spotting.. I just thought it was my period and left it alone... well my period calender said I was suppose to start on the 9th of June 2017.. didn't get it. I waiting and carried a tampon everywhere because I didn't want to start on myself . I started spotting on the 12th of June 2017. Light pink, so I thought hmm normally I'm bleeding heavily and that every first day my cycle.. I've never had kids before so I'm confused with the pregnancy thing. I've taken pregnant test in my past and never said positive. But I did take a blood test in the past and had a miscarrage. Each month recently has me confused because it just isn't normal for me.. ever since I've been spotting since June 12, it's bright red but no bloody toilet . . Or when I wipe it's light light pink.. I did experiance 2 very long tissue (bright red,pink and dark blood) looked like a clot but my blood clots in the past that I've seen were round,black/dark red..looked like jelly. I don't understand what's going on with me and hope I can get some kind of answers . It's June 13 2017 and my (not sure period) When i take the tampon out after 3a.m- 11a.m not so much on there.. I slept in, I normally go through 18- 20 for 6 days straight . Every time I use the bathroom I have to change my tampon is why. I'm waiting a few days to see if I continue to bleed or maybe it will start up and actually be a period. Any idea's???

June 13, 2017 - 1:03pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Consider all that you have shared, I suggest you call and speak with your gynecologist. Keep us updated.

Regards,
Maryann

June 19, 2017 - 9:21am
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Anonymous

Hi, I had unprotected sex not too long ago, about 14 days ago. I should have my period in about 3-4 days and it's quite heavy and lasts about 5-6 days. I felt as if it was here but when I went to the toilet it was the normal red colour but there was only a small amount. I don't know what to do, I researched spotting but it isn't a light pink / red. Could I be pregnant or is it early signs of my period about to come ?

June 9, 2017 - 1:41pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

If the flow does not increase, and since you did have unprotected sex two weeks ago, take a home pregnancy test.

For the most accurate result, test in the morning and use the first urine of the day.

Regards,
Maryann

June 12, 2017 - 9:59am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I had unprotected sex about a week and a half to two weeks ago. I started having light cramps similar to the implantation because I've been pregnant before ...but I got what I believed was my period on the 12th and it only lasted two days which is not normal for me.Home pregnancy test says negative but something is not right.

June 16, 2017 - 7:14am
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