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Question: Please Help! Very Unusual Period.

 color19 - Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:35 am

Hi, I am 20 years old and for about a month my period has been unusual. I had been having intercourse with my partner with a condom as protection. But from about 2 months ago we had unprotected intercourse a few times over a period of a month. The problem is that from about a month ago I have been bleeding small amounts almost everyday. I think I started my period on the 10th of august and the timing is about right. I get my period about every 5 weeks. But the problem with this is that it is not heavy as usual and I am not experiencing my usual cramps. Usually I get really bad pain during the first 2 days of my period. However, yesterday, I felt a spontaneous pain on my lower back when I bent down about 3 times. I have not felt that pain after that. I have never been on the pill. I wonder if I could be pregnant, had a miscarriage, or could it be something else? Is all this related to stress? Also, would I get an accurate result if I take a home pregnancy test right now? I am confused and worried. I would greatly appreciate any replies to this post. Thank You!
 Shana Johnson, CNA - Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:15 am

User avatar If you had unprotected sex, then yes, you could be pregnant, and if it was 2 months ago, then you would get a positive pregnancy test.
Periods can change depending on a lot of different things, such as stress, so if this if this was just one ambormal period, I would not be to concerned after you rule out pregnancy.
It is possible to be pregnant and have a "missed miscarriage" which many woman pass off as just a regular period.

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