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To be worried about my period? (TMI post, don't eat your dinner and read)

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ThePebbleCollector Mon 25-Apr-16 12:47:05

About 5 days ago when my period was due I got my usual tummy ache and had the runs (I know TMI!!, but I always do when my period is due) wiped and there was a bit of bloody mucus so I put a pad on expecting my period. Out of the whole day My pad had a light pink tint... and since then nothing!!

I usually have very heavy, 7 day periods, always have. I gave birth Jan 2015 but 4 months later was back to the same usual periods. So having an extra light period (more spotting than anything I guess) has made me worry a little.

Anyone else ever had this? I've also been on 10 days of antibiotics which I finished on Friday. Can't find anything about them affecting it anywhere?

Obviously I'm booking in with doctors... although you know what they are like... "do you feel fine?" "Yep" see ya later then, tell me if anything else strange happens...etc.

(Pregnancy? We use condoms so I'd have to be very unlucky, Meopause? I'm 28, I know it's not unheard of but still...) I read that ovulation can cause spotting, but it's never happened to me before.

BowChickaBowWow Mon 25-Apr-16 12:49:58

Do a pregnancy test. The doctor will just tell you to do one to rule it out before investigating anything else.

ThePebbleCollector Mon 25-Apr-16 12:51:37

Yep I've asked my OH to pick some up when he finishes work so I can take one when I get home, I just can't see it being that, when using condoms.. but yeah only takes one dodgy one I guess!

ThePebbleCollector Tue 26-Apr-16 13:17:25

Negative pregnancy test, docs won't see me until the middle of next month. Joy.

AdjustableWench Tue 26-Apr-16 18:56:18

I'm not sure you should worry exactly, but I'd guess that pregnancy is the most likely reason for the absence of your period, since you're 28, fertile, sexually active and usually have regular periods.

I got pregnant while using condoms, so it does happen. I've also had a couple of false negative results from pregnancy tests (false positives are very unlikely but false negatives do happen), so you might want to keep testing every few days just to be sure.

Or maybe your period is just late for no particular reason. That's happened to me before too. But yeah, see a doctor even if you have to wait a couple of weeks.

liptolinford Tue 26-Apr-16 18:59:13

I also usually have very regular, 7 day periods. A few months ago I randomly skipped a period and then had 2 in quick succession. It confused and worried me at the time but it just seemed to be a blip and now they're back to normal. I think our bodies are just weird sometimes.

AdjustableWench Tue 26-Apr-16 18:59:28

Forgot to add: if I recall correctly, pregnancy tests are more likely to detect the presence of HCG first thing in the morning. So if you tested this afternoon you might think about testing again in the morning.

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