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On contraceptive pill, 2 missed periods, negative HPT, lower pelvic pain

By Anonymous November 19, 2009 - 12:58pm
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I am hoping someone can give me some advce as I feel like I am going round in circles here, nad beginning to drive myself crazy!
I have missed my last two periods. The first period I missed (due Oct 12th), I experienced a brown discharge. This was very light and only visible after wiping on some occasions of going to the toilet, not even heavy enough for a panty liner. I only experienced this for two days. I did a preganancy test day after period due and a week following that, both were negative. I continued on taking my contraceptive pil (loestrin30).

I then misssed my next period (due 9th November), I had a very very slight discharge once on 9th after wiping, and then absolutely nothing. I again carried out a pregnancy test (10th), which was negative.
This week I have begun experiencing slight twinges (which I am sure I am conjuring/imagining!!) inmy lower abdomen.
My partner and I only had sex once in between the first and second missed period.
My periods are very regular.

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I can see why you are confused...missing two periods in-a-row, while taking hormonal contraception and confirming that you are not pregnant with two pregnancy tests would be frustrating.

When women miss three or more periods in-a-row, this is called amenorrhea. You are not technically at this point, but some of the information still applies.

What causes missed periods?
Most commonly, it is pregnancy. But in non-pregnant women, it can result in a variety of factors, including an existing medical condition, lifestyle, emotional distress, hormonal irregularity, or medication (including birth control pills).

You mentioned that your periods are very regular, and I am wondering if you have been taking your birth control pills regularly, too? Even missing a few pills can cause a slight change in your menstrual cycle, to where you experience some brown discharge in-between periods ("breakthrough bleeding"), but there are no long-term harmful effects from this.

Please know--many women miss a period or two, and this is common and can be normal. There are some medical conditions that may cause missed periods, and it would be recommended for you to call your doctor and have these ruled out. However...some doctors may not need to see you until you've missed three or more periods (missing periods really is that common!), but if you are really concerned with missed periods plus your symptoms (you did not describe any troublesome symptoms, such as pain or heavy bleeding), then you can ask for an appointment.

Other causes of amenorrhea (remember...you do not have this, but some causes are the same for a few missed periods also):
* Dramatic weight loss, particularly from drastic diets, eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia , or excessive exercise
* Dramatic weight gain or morbid obesity
* Medical conditions including polycystic ovary syndrome
* Psychological stress—can lead to a hormonal imbalance sufficient to cause amenorrhea.
* Medications—some antidepressants, chemotherapeutics, corticosteroids, certain contraceptives.

Does this help?

November 19, 2009 - 1:52pm
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