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Question: Spotting a week early? Implantation bleeding?

 visva20 - Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:21 pm

Hi, I'm 23 years old. January 25th I started to spot very lightly. It is now January 28th and I am still bleeding. The other day it was enough to leave a mark on a pad (sorry for too much information) but sometimes it is only when whiping. very little cramping one day. My last period start was January 6th. I usually have 4-5 day periods. I am currently on the pill Lutera for almost 6 months now. My cycle goes from every 26 days to 30 to 31. I feel as if I shouldn't of been expecting my period til end of this week. It is very out of whack even on the pill. I do exercise a lot and lift weights. Light weights! not heavy! I wouldn't say I am stressed my graduate semester just started last week. I have googled and read many articles. I do not think this is implantation bleeding but I am not sure of course. Any suggestions? I'm really scared to be honest. Should I be worried? I know spotting is normal on the pill but it has never been this early for me. Besides this I also have a heavy chest pain that hurts when I sneeze and I feel it. Maybe I pulled a muscle or maybe it is something else. I just am very scared. Thank you.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:51 pm

User avatar Hello,
The pill is a very effective method of birth control when used properly - not 100% but almost. Because of this my inclination is that you would probably not be pregnant. Many factors can affect your cycle - those you have mentioned, and the pill itself. I really don't think this is a serious concern. I would suggest waiting out the next couple of months to see if you get a more regular and predictable cycle. If you continue to have breakthrough bleeding, you may need to try a different pill formulation.

Best wishes.

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