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Question: Could irregular periods be a sign of a pregnancy?

 Jasmina - Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:50 am

I'm 19 years old. In february I missed 2 periods. I took 2 pregnancy tests that where negative. After visiting a few specialists they discovered I have an irregulary working thyroid and the doctor assumed my missed periods were caused by that. After 2 months I started having normal regularn periods again. On the 23d of June(I had gotten my period on the 16th which lasted till the 22) I had unprotected sex. From that moment my periods have always been 4-10 days late. When I get them they are quiet heavy but they stop after 4 days(while usually my period used to be 6-7 days) I am starting to worry I might be pregnant.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:54 pm

User avatar Hello,
If you are still having periods, no matter when they occur, you are not likely to be pregnant. The primary symptom of pregnancy is periods stopping. Occasionally a woman has light bleeding for one cycle after becoming pregnant but that is not usually a typical period. I would recommend using some form of birth control so you don't stress so much about your cycle. It can be normal for you to have a longer cycle at times; shorter at other times in your life. Variation here is actually very common.

Best wishes.


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