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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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Wondering If Someone Can Relate To What I Am Experiencing My Menstrual Cycle Came Two Days Early 5/18/2017 I Normally Come On Around The 20th Of Every Month For 3 Days Now I Am Barely Filling Up A Tampon For 5-6 Hours And No Blood When I Wipe Or Urination Only On Tampon....Could It Be The Tampon Is Stopping My Menstrual Flow ? This Has Never Happened I Normally Spot Before My Actual Flow But This Month Is A Little Different

May 20, 2017 - 12:07am
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Anonymous

Last month started spotting 4 days before AF then stopped. took hpt (bfn). Had light bleeding for around 2 and half day after that. didn't retest. Had uprotected sex on 29 of April in my fertile window. AF is due today 05/16. had very light pink/brown spotting for 2 days b4. Last night had brighter pink/red blood and today it's only when i pee or wipe. have nausea/vomitting for last few days has been the worse, back aches, headaches, dizziness, light cramps. very tender sore tingly breast/nipples, vivid dreams, moody, very emotional. Don't know whats going on. HOping i am pregnant but just very confusing and concerned.

May 16, 2017 - 10:48am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Two consecutive months of spotting instead of a normal period may indicate that you are pregnant.

You can either repeat the home pregnancy test or just call and schedule an appointment with your gynecologist.

A blood hCG test can be done. If you are pregnant, you will want your physician to know about the spotting.

Keep us updated,
Maryann

May 17, 2017 - 8:19am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Took hpt today bc spotting stopped yesterday but BFN. I don't understand...

May 18, 2017 - 7:44am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you Maryann....today is basically same way..not much on pad and there every now and then when I wipe but only slightly discolored from a normal wipe for urination.. I could probably get by with a pantiliner all day honestly it's very light and nothing in toilet water when I do urinate...also no cramping and very emotional I don't know if I could handle a bfn again I cry if I'm happy or sad right now and least little things set me off idk I have headaches but thats nothing unusual I suffer from migraines as well. My appeitite is very little right now I have nausea Lot especially mid afternoon oh it's awful. Idk i may wait til weekend see what happens and retest then just all so frustrating

May 17, 2017 - 8:58am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you Maryann for your advice...today still basically same thing. Not much bleeding coming through to the pad some but not a lot. I could probably get by with pantiliners honestly...anyways, when I wipe there's very little discoloration to the urine and there is nothing in toilet except urine color I known tmi...lol. Not cramping do have headache but I deal with migraines a lot too so I'm...I'm really confused and I am scared to retest lol if that makes since I don't like the negative repsonses I keep getting as everyone knows. I'm really a basket case right now with my emotions anyways the least little thing I'm in tears happy or sad...

May 17, 2017 - 8:51am
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Anonymous

Hello, my period came 6 days late but not a normal flow, only when I wipe...However, last week I noticed that I have a dried white substance on my nipples ?:I? I have regular pms issues - backpain, cramping, headaches, fatigue, full/ tender breasts etc...But is the dried substance from my nipples wierd and cause for concern?

April 26, 2017 - 12:20pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

I would say it is a concern. Call and speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician about your unusual period and the white breast discharge.

Regards,
Maryann

April 27, 2017 - 9:41am
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Anonymous

Hi it has been over a year since I had an erpc, since my periods have been lighter than they used to be, they used to be 2-3 days with a moderate flow end of day 1 and day 2 and lighter otherwise. Now when I get my period which is every 28 days i could go without wearing a pad, and the blood only flows out when I wee, there are no clots but it is like turning in a tap and when I finish urinating it stop, when I wipe there is bright red blood on the tissue, but if I wipe again there is nothing till I wee again

April 25, 2017 - 7:00am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

That's a very different kind of period; talk to your gynecologist - I have never heard of a period that happens only when a woman urinates.
Susan

April 25, 2017 - 12:21pm
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