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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Irregular period, cramps, sore breasts, bloated stomach


 mommaxtoxbee - Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:21 am

I've never had an irregular period. My periods always start on the 4th of each month. I recieved my period on the 4th of November, and didn't feel anything until November 27th (The day after I had unprotected sex, and he didn't pull out in time..) The bleeding lasted two days and then stopped, and I haven't felt anything since until tonight, I went to the bathroom and saw there was a light blood discharge in my underwear, and now I am experiencing extreme cramps. I never experience cramsp with my period and I am very scared. I have had a bloated stomach, as well as tender and sore breasts and I have been very fatigue. I took 2 home pregnancy tests but my health care provider said it might be to early. I havent had a chance to go see her. Could someone tell me what this bleeding could be from. Am I pregnant or just crazy..
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:43 am

User avatar Hormonal fluctuation can cause occasional bleeding between periods and this can still be within normal limits. Even though you have a history of regular periods, it is entirely normal to sometimes get it at a different time. Your other symptoms can certainly be due to a number of problems; not just pregnancy. PMS, bowel problems, etc.

It is unlikely that the unprotected sex with bleeding right after resulted in pregnancy and that would have been very early to experience anything pregnancy-related. Implantation bleeding that sometimes occurs when you are pregnancy happens at about the time your next period would occur - a couple of weeks after conception. Repeating the pregnancy test is your best option but your doctor could perform a blood test which would be even more accurate early on. Try to be patient and things may resolve on their own. Stress can affect your periods too.

I hope this answers your question. Good luck.

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