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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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Hey so I have a couple of questions so I got my period at the end of October(Oct 31) and it lasted until November 6 now on October 30th which was a Sunday my bf came inside of me and I still got my period and now I'm having my period once again at the end of this month November 30th leading into December 1St is that normal and another question what does it mean when the first two days of your period you bleed even heavier and lots of blood clots the nurse once said it was "normal" but it scares the hell out of me any input would be much appreciated!!

November 30, 2016 - 6:58am

Had two periods in October one in the beginning and the other in the end , I dry humped my boyfriend (with clothes) in the same month but now that it's reaching the end of November I haven't gotten my period I'm really scared

November 27, 2016 - 10:01pm
EmpowHER Guest

I am 45 years old. My boyfriend had s vasectomy 10 years ago. That is the only bc I use.. The vasectomy. I had a very light period. I was only getting brown blood when I wiped. Some blood clots. But could I still be pregnant since the period was very light and not normal as I normally bleed for 4 days?? help!l!

November 24, 2016 - 8:17pm
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I have not been on bc this month due to insurance switching.. And we plan on having kids soon anyways. But my period is due the first week of December, I have been having slight cramps and spotting just when I wipe sometimes! But twice (within days of each other) I've gone pee and the water looked pink from some blood and like a light flow when I wipe then but after that Nothing it doesn't continue. I'm not sure if this is implantation bleeding or just messed up from not being on BC. My nipples are a tiny bit soar but not bad, and I don't have to pee every second like all the sites say. I've taken a test it came out negative.. But still might be to early to tell.. So idk I'm new to all this just wondering if you can still be pregnant w/o the having to pee 24/7 the fatigue isn't bad but I get hot flushes here and there.. Is all this normal!?

November 22, 2016 - 6:03pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

My best advice to you is to wait. If your period is late by at least one week, take a pregnancy test. For assurance, use an early response pregnancy test.

Until then, act as if you are pregnant, avoid alcohol, eat well and get plenty of rest.

Keep in touch,

November 23, 2016 - 10:04am
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I got my period on Novemeber 3rd and it's been ok. Like the flow isn't too heavy but it's heavy, like in the middle. I missed last months period but I got it this month on the exact date I got my period two months ago. But right now, my period is still going on and it's orangish brown. I had brownish blood on my 5th to like 7th day then orange since then. What does that mean ? I've also tested negative more than 5 time last month after and befor my missed period. Does this just mean I'm having a prolonged period ? Please help!

November 12, 2016 - 4:03pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Please speak with your gynecologist, who knows you and your medical history.

How old are you? If you are in your late 40s or early 50s, this change in your menstrual cycle may be a sign of early perimenopause.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by a precise balance of hormones. Any upset or changes, as noted during pregnancy and perimenopause, will cause changes.


November 15, 2016 - 9:12am

I am supoose ro start in 5 days. I ovulated bout 9 days ago. I went to the bathroom yestrrday and wioed an there was some blood. But after that nothing else for yhe rest of the day or night. Now i got uo this norning went to the bathroom and wioed nothing there. But.later on i went and there was blood after i wiped. What could it be? My breast are sore. But idk if that is bc im aboit to start or not. The blood os like a dark red.

November 8, 2016 - 2:28pm
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I've been having all of the pregnancy symptoms but every month for past 3 months my period is 2-3 days and it's been orange pinkish in colour. Starts off very light can't full a pad and it's coming a day earlier each month for the past 3 months. My periods are usually 6 days long very heavy and painful due to fibroids on my uterus. Blood tests to check if pregnant came back negative

November 6, 2016 - 6:51pm
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Hi i just started on Friday nov 4th and i woke up in the morning sometime , there was light red blood on my pad so i sometimes I don't bleed that much but i go to my walk in clinic and they say negative if im pregnant, but i been with my guy for 3yrs now 2016, so wht is wrong with me?

November 5, 2016 - 7:36pm
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