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My body is confusing me!

By Anonymous December 12, 2015 - 8:38pm
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I can't decide if I should take a pregnancy test or not.
I had unprotected sex on a Friday night and took a plan b 50+ hours after (Monday afternoon). I got my period that next weekend 4-5 day after taking it, like the side effects said could possibly happen. Not "implantation bleeding" or "spotting" I'm talking like a full blown period, heavy flow, cramps, and numerous tampons 4 days long. So my doctor told me that was totally normal and that would be my 'new' period time (the middle of the month) OH and she also gave me a pregnancy test and it was negative. So, I didn't worry.

Until recently. I ended up getting my 'normal' period a few days later than normal, lighter and shorter than normal (like my doctor said could happen) But none the less I didn't worry. I was actually relieved. I had, had two periods since I had unprotected sex. Go me right!? Or so I thought.
Since that period had ended, my IBS symptoms have been way worse than usual, a little bit of thrush, and my nipples are freaking me out. They sometimes look larger, sometimes darker, a bit sore, and hard. My left nipple is actually looking inverted, however my right nipple is not. But my nipples definitely look different, or so it seems to me.

I don't know what to think, doctors keep telling me not to worry but I can't help it. I've been reading a lot of forums and some of them are a little bit like what I'm going through or not at all. But this forum is so great, I've read a couple great stories on here and I would really like to hear all of your advice! Please help.

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This is thie issue om having: i had an miscarriage at the end of july but ive gotten cycles August September and my last was oct18 an they came ontime like clockwork...ints now dec 16 an still no cycle they done catscans an check for std an everything is fine they only found a small cyst that they said isnt big enough for concern ...that was three weeks ago since they text for pregnancy. But it was negative....my question is is it a possibility of pregnancy or is my body just broken i am active only with my husband. Im not stressed or have no medical conditions this is just a shock to me ive always had regular cycles my whole life

December 16, 2015 - 7:38am

Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
First, I'd like to describe a little about the process of conception.
Women can only become pregnant during ovulation which lasts up to 2 days. Ovulation occurs about 2 weeks before your period. If the egg is not fertilized during that short that, it will be eliminated with the menstrual bleeding. If a women does become pregnant during ovulation she will sometimes experience implantation bleeding about 2 weeks later around the time when she would usually have her period. However the bleeding is only spotting that lasts 1 or 2 days. It is noticeably different than a regular period.
In your case, I do not know if you were ovulating or not. But since you took the Plan B correctly (I'm assuming) and at the proper time, it successfully prevented pregnancy. Plan B also disrupts your cycle, as you saw. If you still stress out after using birth control and having a negative pregnancy test, then perhaps you are not yet ready to have intercourse. I understand that you are worried, so in the future, save yourself the stress by being comfortable with your birth control method.

December 13, 2015 - 4:27pm
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