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Since I had sex for the first time my period has been off, What's wrong?!

By Anonymous September 24, 2013 - 1:26pm
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I'm 18 years old and these past three months my period has been kind of off. I had sex for the first time July 31st. He used a condom. A few days after I started my period but it was a week early and it only lasted about three and a half days. Usually mine last about 5-6 days. My next period was normaland lasted 5-6 days but it was also a little early. The one I just had lasted only 3 days, it ended on this past monday (9/23). I've had no other pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant? For two years now ive had a pretty consistant period, same time each month an same length. It may have varied a little over those two years but not by much. Someone please help I don't know what's going on!

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Thanks so much! This was really helpful for me!

September 24, 2013 - 7:12pm

Hi Anonymous,

I think it is safe to say that you are not pregnant because you are having a period, despite the changes in onset and length of menstrual bleeding.

A woman's menstrual cycle is regulated by hormones. Sometimes, young women in their teen years experience fluctuations in hormone levels. It can take a little time until they find a balance.

You might consider scheduling an appointment with a gynecologist. It would be a good time to discuss birth control options. Some women benefit from using oral contraceptives which regulate their menstrual cycle and prevent an unwanted pregnancy.



September 24, 2013 - 4:38pm
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