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Weird period is worrisome

By Anonymous March 18, 2012 - 9:05pm
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I had a pregnancy scare a few weeks ago because my period came a little over a week late on March 6 (the last time I had sex was in early January, but I had a normal period 3 weeks after near the end of January). Although I was relieved when it finally came, it was a very unusual period. It was MUCH lighter than my period normally is and I had two huge chunks of what looked like my uterine lining show up in the blood. The period lasted for 5-6 days and was light the entire way through, which is extremely unusual for me. My cramps were bad for a few hours, but that's pretty standard. Is this strange period a sign that I might have had a miscarriage? Also, even though I've had two periods and two negative pregnancy tests, I'm worried because I've been feeling nauseous these past few days. I know I'm being anal, but I would appreciate some advice!

Thank you.

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Hi Anon,

This is something your doctor will need to exam you for.  It might be good to see an OBGYN.



March 19, 2012 - 4:39pm
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Thank you for your answer, but I still don't understand how you would be able to differentiate between a light period and miscarriage symptoms. Because I usually get cramping in my abdomen and I've heard that passing pieces of uterine lining is normal.

March 19, 2012 - 6:43am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Miscarriage symptoms are

  • Vaginal spotting or bleeding (although spotting or bleeding in early pregnancy is fairly common)
  • Pain or cramping in your abdomen or lower back
  • Fluid or tissue passing from your vagina

    Anytime you have unprotected sex you are at risk of getting pregnant.  Most pregnancy test are accurate. But if you are still concerned you should see your doctor to confirm if indeed you are pregnant.

    Here is a link that might be helpful




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