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i have cramps and this time i haven't really seen my periods it is just spots. i took a home pregnancy test and it came negative. what might be the problem?

By Anonymous September 23, 2014 - 6:50am
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hello I am 21 years of age.. I was on birth control for 3 months then I stopped last month. I am supposed to be on my periods now but I just have lil spot that I c when I wipe. im having light cramps that happen now and then.. I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. then why do I have cramps and little spots of blood? should I b worried?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you seeking our advice with your concern regarding a recent change in your menstrual cycle.

One possible cause is your body is adjusting to being off of birth control pills.

Have you had unprotected sex since stopping the oral contraceptives? If so, pregnancy is possible. When did you test?

Consider calling your gynecologist and report this. Your doctor can reassure you if this is indeed a normal response to being off birth control or suggest you have a blood pregnancy test.

Please keep us updated.

September 23, 2014 - 10:41am
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can I be pregnant?

September 23, 2014 - 7:34am
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