Menstruation

Hi I got my first depo shot late May 2019. My next shot was due August 2019. I didn't get the shot as i did not like the side effects of the shot (i bled for 5 weeks). After not receiving the shot i got a 7 day period. I have not seen a period for this month and i took a pregnancy test which was negative. Is this normal or is it possible for me to be pregnant?

When starting and stopping depo shots it is not unusual to have irregular bleeding and changes in time of period.

Also, if you have had sexual intercourse without birth control you are at risk for unplanned pregnancy.  

Please schedule an appointment at Corner Health or with your primary care provider to discuss further and talk about other effective types of birth control.  

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.

My period ended 5 days ago, and it started again. What's going on?!

Irregular bleeding can be caused by a few different things.  Anything that can affect the hormones, change in diet, moving, stress can cause irregular spotting.   It's not unusual to occasionally have spotting. 

It can also be caused by infection.  If spotting continues please schedule an appointment at Corner Health or with your health care provider.

I have been on and off spotting for 10-12 days at a time since June with no sign of a period. I have taken 2 pregnancy test weeks apart but both came back negative and I am too afraid to go to the doctors I'm 20 but she doesn't keep anything confidential.

Irregular periods and spotting can be caused by a few different things. 

Please schedule a confidential visit at Corner Health 734-484-3600 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. 

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.

I got my first period when I was 10, and since then I have consistently had 2 periods per month, each one lasting 7 days with heavy flow. I am now 17 and very VERY tired of this. I’ve gone to the doctors two years ago, and they could not find a reason for it but gave me birth control pills and iron pills to try to regulate my period and help with my anemia. While taking the birth control pills my period did decrease to 1 per month, but once I ran out of the pills it went back to 2 per month. I am now back to my previous schedule. Do I need to worry?

Many women need to use birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills) to regulate their periods. 

Schedule an appointment with your health care provier or Corner health for further evaluation and to discuss your options

I’m 21 years old and up until about 2 years ago I had regular periods, but for the past 2 years I get a period every 3-4 months, I also started noticing hair on my neck check and stomach I’ve been tweezing and shaving because of how embarrassing it is. I can’t seem to get up the nerve to go to a gynecologist because I feel so uncomfortable having to be looked at.

Your brief description of symptoms could be polycystic ovarian syndrome.  (PCOS) The only way to know what is causing your symptoms is to visit your primary care provider or Corner health for further assessment which would include a physical exam (not necessarily a pelvic exam) and blood tests.  There are treatments that can be helpful. 

If I am ovulating had intercourse and took my pill 13 hours late could I get pregnant

Yes, it is.  If you ovulated and the egg comes in contact with sperm it can result in pregnancy 

I have struggled with irregular periods ever since i can remember. I had my son almost 3 years ago and I have been trying to get pregnant again, I recently went 5 months with no period ( constantly taking pregnancy tests ) and 33 days ago i finally got my period . thing is now it wont stop, I have been bleeding for 33 days now ; every time I think it will stop because I to some hours without bleeding I will bleed again as if Im starting a whole new period.

From what you are describing it seems like you have a hormonal imbalance.  It is recommended you schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or a gynecologist.  Lab test can determine if there is an imbalance and there is treatment to help regulate your periods.  


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