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Pregnant or not?

By July 18, 2015 - 10:05pm
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I am 20 soon to be 21, my boyfriend and I have discussed having a child. I was on birth control for a year and several months ago I stopped taking it. The months following the stop that led to June, I had a normal mestrual cycle. In June I didn't have one at all. On July 3rd i noticed light to dark brown discharge, the 4th, I began to spot some, then bleed a little and it was all gone by the 5th. I thought it was really strange, so I waited and this passed Thursday I took an early pregnancy test just to see it turn negative. It has been 16 days now from the brown discharge and on and off beginning Tuesday I have felt light to mild cramping, slight dizziness, motion sickness, mood swings for absolutely no reason at all and white discharge. I feel cramps and I keep running to the bathroom to see if I'm starting my period again and instead I find white, no drop of red. I thought the bleeding could have been implantation bleeding because my period was nowhere near due, in fact it was a month late, and it usually lasts at least seven days with severe cramps. This time short and no cramps at all. I'm very confused and concerned. I'm scheduling an apt with my doctor but the soonest I can get in is next month. Any advice or help would be much appreciated.

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.
If you had unprotected sex between now and your last period then you could be pregnant.
White discharge is not a pregnancy symptoms, however all your other symptoms do point to pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding during the first months of pregnancy is exactly how you described: spotting the only lasts a day or two.
If you have not had sex since your last period, then you could be experiencing hormonal changes. It is a good sign that you do not have severe cramps. The other symptoms may be PMS without the bleeding, which can happen.
Unfortunately, anything serious will not be detected until you have a pap smear or pelvic exam at your appointment.

July 19, 2015 - 9:42am
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