Period

Hi I'm 20 and at the begining of this year I decided to get the depo shot but didn't go for the second one because I wanted to try and get pregnant. The first month of stopping I was bleeding for a month (which I know is common). After that I have not had a period yet but have had pregnancy symptoms. I looked into the the aftereffects of stopping it which are symptoms common to pregnancy. I've had continuous weight gain that started very quickly I am now 40-50lbs heavier than 2-3 months ago. Within a week of buying Jean's that did fit me, the following week they were way too tight. Now none of my Jean's with button and my shirts are too tight. I have had tender breast which have grown 2-3 cup sizes. Also my veins in my breast are sometimes very noticeable along with what looks like white pimples on my boobs. Nausea, which is common for me, but this is close to vomiting. I feel queasy around certain smells and have also had cravings, which normally doesn't happen unless I'm on my period. My feet have either gotten fat or they are swollen; not too noticable, but you can tell my socks are tight. My bowel system is out of whack. I've had cramping and my back pain is worse than usual. I've been more drowsy and waking up with headaches. I'm just confused. I've taken 5 at home test (3 last month along with blood work) which have all came back negative. All of these symptoms have happened within maybe 2 months and I've also gained 40-50 pounds since then and continue to gain, what seems like, 2 pounds a week or every other week. . I'm concerned because I've recently gotten on new meds (which only one causes weight gain) and if I'm pregnant I do not want to cause any type of harm to the baby. My medicines I take are venlafaxine, busprione, quetiapine, and cyproheptadine. I just don't know what to do at this point.

Please schedule an appointment with your PCP or your psychiatrist to review your symptoms.  Some of the medications you are on can cause weight gain.  Also additional blood tests such as thyroid may need to be done. 

If you do not have a PCP please schedule an appointement at Corner Health. 

I got my nexplaon implant removed over a month ago (22nd of August) yet I still have had no sign of period or bleeding. I had a tiny bit of bleeding that weekend but other than that nothing. I am not using any other form of contraception and I am not pregnant. What could this be?

Sometimes it takes 2-3 months for the hormones to get back to normal cycling .

You still may ovulate so you could be able to get pregnant even before your normal cycle.

I have a few questions....Its been about 12 weeks since my last "sexual " encounter, but he never penetrated, he just finished on my back, but I was worried that maybe his cum dripped down my back and somehow managed to go into my vagina... is that possible??? I've had 2 regular periods since, but now I believe I might be one weeks late, I forgot when I finished my last period. If I don't get my period by September, should I be concerned that I might be pregnant??? What are some signs or symptoms I should be looking out for??? And should I take a pregnancy test??? Since that week that me and my friend were together, I haven't been able to get that thought out of my head that I may be pregnant..I've tried talking to the guy about it but he tells me not to worry, that I'm not pregnant but I don't know I can't relax.... Please help calm my nerves or help me in what I should do next?? Thank you for your time!

In order for pregnancy to occur a sperm has to enter the vagina and penetrate an egg in the fallopian tube. From the scenario you describe this sounds unlikely.

Periods can become irregular for a number of reasons including stress, (worrying about pregnancy) changes in the environment, medications. 

If you have had 2 regular periods and no sexual activity then there is little chance you are pregnant. 

Most likely you will get a period soon.  If it would help you to stop worrying you can do a pregnancy test.  You can buy one at the drugstore or schedule an appointment at Corner health or with your primary care provider. 

Am I pregnant? Here’s a timeline of what I have been experiencing, I keep track of all this in my period tracking app. I don't take birth control, and I do not have symptoms of STDs. No burning, itching, or smells. We depend on the pull out method, I scheduled an appointment at the end of this week to wait it out..I just hope someone else can relate??? AUGUST 3rd- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 4th- I took a plan B AUGUST 6th- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 6th- that night after sex my period came on AUGUST 6th-11th- PERIOD AUGUST 12th- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 15th- intimate (unprotected) AUGUST 17th- I woke up with pink blood spot, it then got darker during the day, it turned brown, now it is a red spot—literally. I panicked because I had period 5 days ago! I’ve been on google for hours... We were probably intimate between the 12th and 15th...I'm just anxious, it will be my first pregnancy. I am 20 years old so I am having mixed emotions....any clue on what I should do?

In order for a pregnancy to occur a sperm needs to come in contact with an egg.  It is difficult to know when you ovulate (release an egg) unless you are tracking it.  Most women ovulate sometime between days 11 and 17.  (Day 1 is the first day of your period).

When you take Plan B it can adjust your hormone schedule and make your periods irregular. 

So it is difficult to know why you have had irregular spotting.

Come in for your scheduled appointment. 

Also you may want to discuss reliable methods of birth control including the LARC's (Long-Acting Reversable Contraceptives) to prevent this anxiety in the future. 

Hi, I have been on the birth control pill, Tri-lo sprintec, for six or seven months now without any problems. But on last months pill pack I took 3 of the placebo pills and I tried to delay my period so I started a new pack instead of finishing the placebo pills. I figured it would not work since I already started the placebo pills and my period was due in a week but I was going on vacation and wanted to try to delay it anyways. But it did not work and my period was on time, it started on August 2nd and it ended on August 7th, I noticed it was lighter than usual and on top of my period I also had a brown discharge. When my period ended the brown discharge continued, it lasted for 4 days and before it even ended I began having very light bleeding mixed with a lot of thick clear discharge that lasted for 2-3 days. My actual period ended 7 days ago but for the past 3-4 days I have been having some breast tenderness, lower back pain that switches from my left to right side, lower abdominal pain that is switching from my left to right side, nausea, and a very light cramping and bloated feeling very low in my abdomen that I have never felt before. The birth control I am on stops me from ovulating but I missed quite a few days the past couple months, when I miss day I just take the pill the next day with my other pill. Sorry this is a lot of information but what I’m asking is, is it possible I could be pregnant? Even though I’m on the pill and my period ended only seven days ago? I’m pretty sure that’s impossible but all these symptoms have me a little worried.

Yes, you are correct it is unlikely that you are pregnant and most likely the way you are taking the pills is causing irregular cycles. The only way to be sure you are not pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. 

Also it sounds like it is difficult for you to take the pills regularly which is true for many women.  You may want to consider a better method of birthcontrol that you don't have to remember to take every day and may also  stop your periods.  

Please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health Center if your symptoms continue and to look at other forms of birth control.

So its been about 10 weeks since my friend and I fooled around a bit. He never penetrated. And since that time I've had my period regularly same duration and flow size and am actually was supposed to start last week, but I still haven't started, is it possible I'm pregnant, if not what could be the reason why I haven't started yet? I'm a healthy 18 year old female and I've always started regularly but this time I'm late... Please help

From what you describe it is very unlikely that you are pregnant.  In order to get pregnant a sperm has to come in contact with an egg.  Stress and other changes can effect your hormones which can effect the timing of your period.  If your period is 2 weeks late it is recommended that you get a pregnancy test.  You can come to Corner or see you primary care provider.

If you have sex and your boyfriend cums in you and a day later you start your period could you still possibly be pregnant? Even if there's some blood clotting during your period. I normally bleed heavy but this is light and there are some blood clouts when I pee I just wanna know if I could still possibly be pregnant

In order for a pregnancy to occur a sperm must come in contact with an egg. 

It sounds like you were at a time in your cycle where there would not be an egg for the sperm to come in contact with. (fertilization).

If you have any concerns or symptoms of pregnancy please schedule an appointment at Corner or with your primary care provider. 

 

In addition please schedule an appointment to discuss what type of birth control would be good for you to use to prevent unplanned pregnancy. 

My boyfriend and I spent a night together, he never penetrated me, but we did do oral stuff, I didn't see where he came, but he said he didn't do it anywhere near my vagina. However, the following week I started feeling very tired, was peeing a lot and then the following week I was fine, now it has been about 5 weeks since we've been together like that. I ended up starting my period around 4 weeks after the night together. When I bled it was really heavy, however, I normally last 6 days and this time I lasted 2 days with a heavy period then for 6 days I had been spotting what looked like brown /dried blood, and recently I've been feeling nauseous after I eat anything. I spoke to my boyfriend about this and he says I shouldn't be worried. But I haven't been able to get a lot of sleep and have been stressing a bit because I feel there could be a possibility of me being pregnant along with other stuff I've had on my mind. is it possible that I may be pregnant, and should I get a test done?

From what you describe it does not sound like you could be pregnant. In order to be pregnant a sperm has to come in contact with the egg. The sperm must enter the vagina. If you’re concerned about the possibility of pregnancy come to the Corner Health center for a pregnancy test and to discuss the other things that have been on your mind.

So a friend of mine and I experimented a little, he never penetrated, we did do oral, and he tried to do anal, and he said he finished on my back however I don't know if that's true, I'm just worried I possibly might be pregnant. That was my first time doing something like that. It's been about 4 weeks, and I got my period, in fact the first 2 days I was heavy and then I started having the brown spots appear on my pad, i normally last about 6-7 days, and this worries me. I haven't had any symptoms other than the irregular period. Should I take a pregnancy test?

In order to get pregnant the semen/sperm has to come in contact with the egg in the fallopian tube.  It has to enter via the vagina. 

If you have had a period then it is unlikely you are pregnant. 

If you are concerned, please schedule an appointment at Corner or with our health care provider.

Every time I get my period I have severe cramps, extremely severe. I'm on it now, and it's hard to breathe, it's hard to move, pains meds don't help, my mom doesn't believe me even though I always end up on the bathroom floor. I need help, I'm scared I have something serious and my mom doesn't believe I go through this pain, please help me!

Please schedule an appointment to come to Corner Health or see you health care provider to discuss your painful periods. 


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