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Late & short period followed by spotting

By Anonymous October 13, 2015 - 1:35am
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I've had regular and on-time periods all my life. Never had anything unusual. I make frequent trips to my obgyn to keep everything in check as we are ttc. I have a normal 28day cycle and my period lasts 6-7days, always. Starts off light and heavier on the 3rd&4th day with less on the last few days.

This month however was strange...my period came 2days late and only lasted for 2days. Then nothing for 2 days followed by pinkish spotting only now and then (once or twice a day; when I wipe) for 3 days, with slight (but barely) cramps (tingles/pokes) to my left side and then middle, with a slight feeling of nausea this morning.

I felt very dizzy (for about 2-3days on and off) a week before my 'period' started and fainted that first evening on which I started to feel dizzy. I went to the Doc 3days after the fainting...only had slightly high blood-pressure and raised temperature. We literally did all tests possible and nothing unusual came up, it was too early to test for pregnancy since I was still expecting my period.
Any advice on what can possibly be the cause? I'm 24yo, healthy and active.

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Thank you for the info.
Do you think pregnancy could be a possibility?

October 14, 2015 - 12:02am
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Hi Anonymous,

A pregnancy test is the only way to know. I won't gamble a guess.


October 14, 2015 - 9:09am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for our thoughts.

You have consulted your physician and been evaluated. I don't know what more I can add, other than waiting and having a blood hCG pregnancy test done.

Dizziness is a symptom that is often applies to a variety of sensations including lightheadedness, which is typically described as near fainting and weakness. Both high and low blood pressure, as well as dehydration can cause dizziness and fainting.

Early in your first trimester, perhaps as early as eight weeks, you may feel dizzy and nauseous, because of low blood pressure. This happens because the pregnancy hormone progesterone relaxes the walls of your blood vessels, causing your blood pressure to fall.

Anonymous, please keep us updated as you learn more.


October 13, 2015 - 8:13am
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