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Late 2 day period, then 5 days of spotting, now cramping.

By Anonymous November 26, 2015 - 8:04pm
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I had unprotected sex with my husband twice during my fertile window. My af was 2 days late. The day before it came I had no cramping like I normally do, white creamy cm, and only spotted one tiny streak of pinkish blood. The next day, mid day, I had enough brown whatever to justify wearing a tampon, but it did not fill, same with the next day only it stopped completely by the end of the day. 5 days later I still have brown spotting that is only there when I wipe and I feel crampy now. I have taken pg test and gotten nothing but bfn's. My cycle has been wonky so its possible I ovulated later than I thought and my af wasn't late at all, but who knows. I don't necessarily think I'm pg, although I'd like to be, but I have no insight into whats going on. I've had my hormone levels checked and they are all normal, so I don't believe I am anovulatory. I have never had an af like this before. While I am irregular I get it anywhere from 26-28 days...thats and it always last for 4 days, cramping and diarrhea beforehand, nothing like that this time. Last month my cycle was 36 days, this time 32. Just wondering if anyone has ever experienced this or has any insight because I am clueless. I have no real symptoms other than increased urination without increasing fluid intake, and I've been very fatigued and had really bad insomnia.

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It's just rather strange for me. I don't take meds, I know what a uti feels like, I've had a full thyroid panel plus t3 come back normal, had full hormone workup done and all was normal, and I'm not in my late 30's. I've had children and always had really odd early pg symptoms. My first son I didn't get a bfp until I was 3 months pregnant and had hyperemesis. Second son had no symptoms was just late. 3rd son I had hardly any symptoms, bled profusely at 3 months and thought I miscarried, and couldn't stand the sound of tv. The cramping I feel is more like a tightness in my lower abdomen. I know I need to talk to my doctor, but thought I'd see if anyone on here experienced anything like this until I can get in. That's all. Thanks though.

November 26, 2015 - 10:54pm

Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

If you have a negative pregnancy test, you could be experiencing irregular menstrual cycle. There are a number of reasons that could be responsible like; medications, PCOS (Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome), hypo or hyperthyroidism.

Perimenopause can also be a possibility. Women can start as early as their late 30's.

UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and reaction to a medication are a few possible reason for your frequent urination and fatigue.

I would suggest going to the doctor and sharing your symptoms and have them run some test to rule things out.

I hope this helps.

Be well,

November 26, 2015 - 8:53pm
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