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What's going on with my menstrual cycle? Could I be pregnant and still have bleeding?

By May 1, 2012 - 6:58am
 
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I am 32 and have 3 children. I am not on any birth control and my periods are always on a 28 day cycle. They are always heavy with a lot of clotting and last between 4-6 days. On 4/2/12 I started what I figured was my period but it was really light. My husband and I also had sex the same day with a possibility of an "oops." I prepared for a heavy flow with a pad and it didn't get anything on it all day. I only had blood when I wiped. It wasn't as light as spotting but I have never had such a light period. The next morning it was pinkish brown when I wiped. Halfway through the day it was completely gone. I never had that happen before. I did a bunch of searching online and it sounded like implantation bleeding. I didn't want to freak out so I said I would wait until my next period to see. Now I did notice that I didn't have any cramps or tender breasts at all this "period(?)," which is strange because I also get really bad cramps and sore breasts every month. That was actually really nice for a change. The day after it was over I started having sort of period-like cramps for 10 days straight with no period. I was about to call the doctor because it was so weird, but then it stopped. On 4/28/12 I had spotting no cramps or sore breasts. One time I wiped and it was very small amount of pink tinged with just a little bit of brown streaks. It was only one time that day and one time the next day 4/29/12. Then nothing else until about 1 pm the next day 4/30/12. I actually went to WalMart and bought a pregnancy test and as I was walking out the door to leave and I felt the period starting feeling. So I haven't used it yet. I am now having that really light flow period like I had on 4/2/12 but have some cramping now. It is 5/1/12 and still having this really light period. All of this is very unusual and I have never ever had anything like this before. I was excited for a minute thinking I might be pregnant (even though I am not really trying to get pregnant) but now I am worried something is wrong "down there." Has this happened to anybody else? Any advise? I have a doctor appointment later this week but I am worried.

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Anonymous

This honestly describes my situation... my period has been “on” since 5/8 and it’s 5/24. It would be on when I wake up but by the end of the day no more blood. Idk what to do but I plan on seeing my obgyn soon!!

May 24, 2018 - 12:50am
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Anonymous

I'm supposed to start my period today and I feel very bloated and keep going to the bathroom waiting of my period to start..but nothing? Yes, we are trying to get pregnant. Thoughts?

March 6, 2018 - 9:41am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon
Give yourself a few days and if your period doesn't arrive, take a test.
Susan

March 6, 2018 - 5:04pm
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Anonymous

ok idk what is going on but i had unprotected sex on the 26 of december i believe but it look me a while to get my period i think it's late i'm not sure . i don't even think it was a period because well 1) it was early which is odd my period is always around the 20"s alwyas this time i got it around like the 15's around there 2) i had gewy stuff with like brown blood (sorry for being discriptive) it was like i was ovulating but with blood and when i would clean it was a bit dark but it eventually got lighter *light pink around there . Days later i took a pregnancy test it came out negative . so i stopped worrying about that topic for a bit . now i got my period 2 days late

January 26, 2018 - 11:32am
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Anonymous

Hello I had a period on the 10th of Sept last 5 days but I only bleed when I wiped nothing on pad put a tampon in and all I got was what looked like old blood or end of period blood.. On the last day of Sept I began to spot again for 2 days only when I wipe of course n it was stop n go. I was suppose to have my period Oct 8th but it was a No show 4 days missing come the 12th I began to spot bleed again nothing on pad tampon brown pink when I wipe.. Took a hpt twice both r negative?

October 14, 2017 - 3:13pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

Have you been having unprotected sex?
A blood test or scan at the doctors office is a good idea to fully rule out pregnancy. If negative, talk to your doctor about the changes in your cycle.
Best,
Susan

October 16, 2017 - 5:34pm
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Anonymous

I had my period august 31 then September 9 I had sex and I was having pregnancy symptoms and today September 28 I got my period but it's weird bcuz it looks light and when I wipe off it's there but there's nothing in my pad and I have cramps but I don't feel them is this normal?

September 28, 2017 - 6:51pm
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Anonymous

Hello, I'm a 30 year old woman and my cycle came on the 25th of last month (August) then on the 18th of September I went to use to restroom and wiped myself and saw blood. I thought it was my cycle starting so I put on a pad and went to work! Throughout my shift I would go to the restroom and use it to see I needed to change and nothing was on the pad. But when I wipe its brownish blood. What does this mean?

September 21, 2017 - 8:37am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Is there any way you could be pregnant? Is so, take a test. If not. you may have hormonal changes this month that is causing this.
Susan

September 21, 2017 - 1:45pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Hello today I was suppose to start my cycle I'm just getting off the implant in July and aug 22 I had a period and sep 20th in all today I had nothing Into now I only see blood when I wipe but nearly on the pad

October 18, 2017 - 6:52pm
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