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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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Missed period by 2 days then it came but kept going brown then red then brown again. It's heavy then light keeps changing. But it's only there when I wipe I don't even need to wear a pad. Would could it be? Never been late before and have always needed to wear a pad never been change of colours either

April 9, 2017 - 9:05am
EmpowHER Guest

I was due my period today however yesterday I experienced very light pinkish color when I wiped which was minimum but lasted a day. Today I have had nothing. My breasts are a bit tender but no cramps. Could this be implantation bleed?

April 8, 2017 - 12:34pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Did the light pinkish discharge ever increase to a flow?

If you have not gotten your period, and have had unprotected intercourse since your last normal period, test for pregnancy.


April 17, 2017 - 8:55am
EmpowHER Guest

Hello,the month of March when my period was due I spotted very lightly for 2 days,no cramping.3 weeks later I started getting pregnancy like symptoms.Sore tingling breast,bloating heavy feeling in my lower stomach,headaches,dizziness,fatigue,mood swings and began going to the bathroom more.this month 5 days before my period is due I started spotting a bit more.No severe cramps as a normal period and I am worried that I may have missacarried.Can someone please help.

April 5, 2017 - 5:19am
EmpowHER Guest

I thought it was my cycle coming around but now I'm not so sure. It started with like reddish disachrge then it was like a normal color and a lot then I went to use a Tampon and it was in over night when I took it out there was little reddish pink color blood.? What does this mean, if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Thank you.

April 5, 2017 - 4:28am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi everyone,
So I had my period at the beginning of this month. Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex on the 24th and now I had a brownish reddish discharge for a couple of days and then the next day it was only when I wiped. I thought it was my period but we're still in march and I didn't have any cramps or back pain like I usually do and there were no blood clots at all. I don't know what else to think?

March 31, 2017 - 6:58pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hey guys
My story is something like this...on 24th of March i had sex (two days before my period was supposed to come-26March). Now on 30 I am 4 days late. Yesterday I had period cramps and I felt bloated but no period and the only thing that I experience was light red, pinkish discharge on my tissue when I wipe. Today when I woke up I was hoping that I'll find blood on my pad but..nothing. Same like yesterday only on the tissue. What is the chance for me to be pregnant? Is it a possible pregnancy or a lazy period?
Thank you in advanced

March 29, 2017 - 8:03pm
EmpowHER Guest

My period came 7 days late this month. However, it was more like spotting for two days. On day 2, I had sex but on day 3, my period stopped. No period on day 3 and 4. But on the morning of day "5", I got one flow and only when I wiped throughout the day I saw a weird colored red blood. I have a lot of backpains, abdominal cramping, breast feels heavier, nauseous and fatigue etc. Is this normal?

March 23, 2017 - 10:32am
EmpowHER Guest

So far I cant find anything that matches my situation. January a few days before my period was due I had light spotting, 1 days later my normal period began, it ended after 6 days as usual, however 2 days later I began bleeding again. This lasted for 2 days. Now it is March 6 and I haven't had a period since. I took 4 pregnancy test 3 negative and one said positive but also had an open book icon which means error with the test so I believe it was a false positive. Has anyone had a similar situation and know what it could be?

March 6, 2017 - 11:25am
EmpowHER Guest

Hi that's like me yesterday 4th March Everytime I wiped I had very light pink on toilet paper and today 5th March it's heavier and would like to know what's goin on as me and my partner have been tryin for a baby

March 5, 2017 - 6:49am
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