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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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I am now 25 years old and have been on birth control since I was 15. I stopped taking it in May, had a period in June and July, and then they stopped completely. Two days ago (now December) I had very light pink blood only when I wiped. The next day it was completely gone. Today it's more a red color but still only when I wipe. My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive. Could this be implantation bleeding? Or is it just a hormone issue from my birth control? I took a pregnancy today but it was negative. I know that it might be too early to see a positive result. I'm just anxious :)

December 25, 2015 - 7:38am
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Anonymous (reply to Katrina09)

Hey your story is very similar to mine. Were you pregnant?

March 15, 2016 - 3:09pm
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Ok so I am 20 years old and I'm freaking out. I've been in a long distance relationship for a few years now but I'm still a Virgin. I had to visit my boyfriend a week ago because he recently lost his mother and we almost got intimate at some point during the time I was visiting him. I'm not ready to have sex yet so even though we were getting in the moment we didn't go any further. My period is 3 days late then I saw a little bit of blood and thought to myself ok good I have nothing to worry about but after I used the bathroom before bed I noticed I didn't have any blood. I can't be pregnant because I was definitely careful and we didn't go any further so it's impossible.My boyfriend never came in me so what's wrong with my period?

November 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I am a little confused....you can only get pregnant through intercourse and I couldn't tell if you said you had intercourse but he didn't ejaculate or that you never had intercourse (virgin)....periods can be late due to stress, illness...I sometimes spot a few days before my period...if you are a virgin but he touched you in your vaginal area it could also have been the hymen barrier bleeding or the skin was stretched and can sometimes bleed

March 29, 2016 - 11:46pm
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Okay, so my last period was at the End of September, and it was a little strange...very light and only lasted two days. I haven't had a period sense. My periods are usually at the very end of a month or the very beginning of the next...it's never at the same time. I've been wondering where my period is since it's now November 12th and yesterday I started having brown discharge with faint pink in it, now I've got more blood but it's only when I wipe? Is there a possibility I could be pregnant?

November 12, 2015 - 3:23pm
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I'm 31 years old with 2 kids and I'm going nuts here wondering what is wrong with me. Last month I got my period only lasted 2 days and was mostly when I wiped. Went to the doctor I was sent to the lab to throw out the pregnancy possibility but ot came out negative. This my period was 2 weeks late and started 7/12/2015 and again it was only 2 days and only when I wiped. Went to the doctors and again to rule out the possibility of being pregnant another negative result. Monday 7/27/2015 the same thing happened but its stopped today. Has this happened to anyone else? What should I do this is stressing me out. I have never had this happen to me, have always had normal periods.

July 29, 2015 - 12:13pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I'm going thru what u were going thru. What
Happened with yours? I'm beginning to feel crazy getting negative results when I feel pregnant. Is it all on my head?

February 22, 2016 - 11:18am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

You know stress will make your period not come on time.. If you keep thinking and worrying you might not even get it. Just calm down..at the dollar store they have pregnancy test, in case you want to stock up and just to have them around to know.
Im going through the same thing, I've been breastfeeding for 1 year and a half and I just got my period last month for one day! And there was some blood cots.. I'm waiting for it to return, and yes I'm stressed, why did I have for only one day..? And I have the cramping but still no period.. And I've been trying to stop breastfeeding, so it should be returning to its normal, 5 days of pain..!

March 5, 2016 - 8:10pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I actually ended up in the ER last night... After not getting my period for 4 months I finally did get a normal period but it's going on 3 weeks now. They said that I have to get hormone therapy so I have to see a gynecologist

February 22, 2016 - 1:16pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi I'm just wondering what happened with your situation for I am going through the exact same thing right now. Since this post was last year, just wondering what happened?

February 21, 2016 - 7:18am
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