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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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Ihave back pain and pickish blood when i wipe it has been happening since monday due my period on tuesday thev3rd of november had a bad pain in my side last night the pain feels like period pain

October 29, 2014 - 8:04am
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Hey I am 19... I was two weeks late this month n didnt have one last month, now my periods are normally heavy and last for a week... But this month when it started it was a lot of really big blood clots and I mean a lot!!! But after roughly an hour of that it was just spotting here n there... And the cramps that are with it is unbareable!!! My uterous area is hard as a rouck and I am getting sharp pains in my side.... I don't know what to think cuz I took a pregnancy test and it said negative... Should I go to a Dr and get this checked out or could it just be an off cycle .....?? Advice please!!

October 21, 2014 - 11:47pm
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Hi Anonymous,

Yes, you should contact your physician. Passing large blood clots and having unbearable cramping are abnormal symptoms and must be evaluated.


October 22, 2014 - 9:36am
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Im 27 I havent had my period for 2 months today I got really dizzy and when I went to the bathroom I wiped and it was a really light pink I could hardly see it the last time I took a pregnancy test was 2 weeks ago and it was negative I don't know whats wrong with me. . I have four kids 3 boys and a girl my daughter is only 10 months im crossing my fingers that I get my period

August 22, 2014 - 1:39pm
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Hi I'm 18 years old me and my boyfriend had sex a month ago that same month I got my period after we had sexual inter course and it was heavy. I don't know if I'm on my period or not this month because I'm bleeding but it's very light and spotting please help :(

August 20, 2014 - 6:40pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

iam 15 days late for my period pregnancy test stil negative what to do

November 18, 2014 - 5:18am
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Hi, I'm 19 , and me and my boyfriend had sex , two three days later I went to wipe and there was blood, light pink, the next day and little more so I through a pad on ,I thought my period was here, till today there is one spot and and no blood , help?

August 16, 2014 - 1:54pm
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I'm going through the exact same thing!!!
I'm a week late and I had started spotting the brown discharge (old blood) and figured I wasn't pregnant, but now I'm just spotting from brown to light red blood and it's not much at all. Like I don't even need a panty liner just when I go to the restroom it wipes right out.
I don't see anyone on here with an explanation I'm scared PLEASE HELP

August 4, 2014 - 3:48pm
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I need advice on my situation. I'm a little concerned and not quite sure if I may be pregnant or if it's just all in my head cause I've had times I thought I might be but I ended up having my period or taken a test before and it was neg and then starting and idk if I should waist money on getting a test or just wait it out. I really hope I'm not, I have two kids right now and I do want more in the future but just not right now.

My last period was on June 18th and and usually on the first day it's very light like spotting and just very little red then the rest of the days are heavy and severe cramping until my last day and usually my period last about 5-7 days. My period is irregular and can come earlier or later than my last period and I have gone a month before without having a period but started the next month.
I use a phone app to keep track of my cycle and it says my next period is suppose to be July 25.
So with saying all of that, On July 17 I was having very light pink like spotting so I though ok well here it goes I'm about to start but it was like that all day and the next day and sometimes I'd only see the slight pink blood only if I wiped and sometimes not at all and was like that for two days then nothing at all and still nothing.
Me and my partner always use a condom every time we do it and he never puts it in without it because we are not ready for another one, we are usually very careful but there was one incident on July 4th where he thought he was holding the condom as he pulled it out but it accidentally got stuck in me and he had to pull it out and looked like there was no leaking or spill. I washed as good as I could to make sure that no seamen had spilled and wasn't to worried about it but now I'm not quite sure that some might have spilled.
It says my expected period is in 5 days but having all that kinda got me worried that I might be pregnant. I don't know if I should wait until my expected period July 25 and if a week after I still haven't had it then take a test? Or if I should spend then money and take the test now and hope it will be accurate?

Please help Idk what to do and any thoughts or advice would be very much appreciated.
Oh and with my other two pregnancies I never had spotting I just had cramping Like I was gunna start but never started so that's why I'm a little confused.

July 21, 2014 - 10:23pm
EmpowHER Guest

So I have a question. Me & my boyfriend had done the pull out method. Last time we had sex was June 27. It was unprotected. My period was a week and a day late. I had brown discharge no cramping or anything. Later on I had a little blood it got heavy & dark. Then I had no blood & just brown stuff. Now I have blood. It's darker then normal. Could I be pregnant, or is it my period. I still feel a majority of pregnancy symptoms .

July 10, 2014 - 10:37pm
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