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By September 11, 2015 - 7:11am
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Is it normal to have period like pains before you start your period. Or isit a sign of pregnancy

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I have a question, I stopped my birth control (after 8 years) on May 21st, 2015. I got somewhat of a 2-day period at the end of June from the 18-20. Then I had sex (well my ex only was in for 30 seconds) so he didn't finish, on July 4th and worried about pre-ejaculation I took plan B on July 5th at 8:00 at night. I bled about 5 days later for 2 days and then on July 11th I had light brown spotting in my underwear again (IB?) all of July and beginning of August I was nauseous in waves but I got my "expected" period on August 8-10, again only 2 days but heavy enough for tampons. And then on the 13th I bled again for one day very heavy. I have taken about 3 pregnancy tests each month ALL negative. Now it's September and my period which was supposed to come on the 8th is 10 days late. Again 6 pregnancy tests ALL negative. I have no symptoms. I haven't had nausea not since July. I would be 9 or 10 weeks right? I would know by now right?

September 13, 2015 - 12:30pm
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Hi Anonymous,

Consider scheduling an appointment with a gynecologist to discuss the irregular bleeding and no period with negative pregnancy test results.


September 14, 2015 - 9:49am

Hello james alo,

Thank you for your question. It is normal for some women to experience lower abdominal cramping, especially during ovulation. Some women experience cramping, bloating and tender breasts before their periods start.

The most common sign of early pregnancy is a missed period.


September 11, 2015 - 9:13am
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