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Hi, I'm currently on the birth control patch .. and last night (Thursday) my patch kinda fell off and it wouldn't stick anymore.. during my 2nd week so I put on my patch for the 3rd week.. my normal days to switch my patch are sundays.. so would my change days switch to Thursday?

You did the right thing by applying a new patch.  You should change the day you change the patch to Thursday.

I've noticed my breasts are really veiny. Is that normal?

Most  breasts with visible veins are  normal. There are some other conditions such as pregnancy, breastfeeding that can cause the veins to be more visible. 

My moms period is extremely irregular and so is mine. Because of this, there really isn't a way of telling when it will come and everyday I'm paranoid that it came and that I'm leaking.

That is a very frustrating situation. You may consider wearing a light pad in your underwear to prevent leakage should your period start.

The use of oral contraception pills can also be used to regulate your period so you will know when to expect it.

You can schedule an appointment  at Corner health or with your health care provider to discuss further.

My boyfriend came and stayed since sep 2nd - 9th and we "played around" on the 10th. I started my period but the first day was light, it also seemed like it stopped bleeding and then continued. It lasted for 8 days which has never happened before, hours and hours later after my period stopped i noticed tiny spotting of blood and that happened for like 2 days. I'm so bloated and my lower back has been hurting a good bit since i've started spotting. normal?? or?

It is difficult to know what is going on by what you describe.  Please schedule an appointment at Corner Health or with your primary care provider for further evaluation. 

Hello! I am a 23 year old male, and I have sex on a daily basis and there is just one thing that bothers me. I have to take control no matter what position because if I don't then I will be hurt. My penis erect stands to be 9-10 inches and straight for the most part, however at the bottom of my penis it's able to bend whilst erect. This happens mainly when my girlfriend tries to ride me, she will sit down and it will go in no problem but as soon as she goes up, she isn't going down without bending my penis and hurting me. I know this isn't normal so basically my question is how is it fixed? I dream of the day that I don't have to worry about my dick bending during sex.

I would suggest that you make an appointment with a urologist.    The urologist specializes in issues of the male anatomy and hopefully can help you find a solution to what is bothering you.

There are urologists  at local medical centers.  You may need to get a referral from your primary care provider depending on your health insurance.

Hello I am 13 I got something Brown on my underwear and it's like sticky and stuff and my family members said that it's my period I think that too but it's been a day after and bout to be another day but I haven't bleed or anything when will I bleed ?

Yes, it does sound like it could be an "early period"  Often the first few periods are irregular and may just last a very short time. 

For some young women it is a couple of years until periods are monthly and last 3-5 days. 

It is unpredictable. 

Can traveling affect your period? I went to America whilst I'm from the uk and my period is way earlier, it usually lasts 5 days but only lasted around 3 and it was much lighter? I'm all worried because when I Google it, things like spotting or implantation bleeding comes up?

Yes, travel can definitely affect your period.  It can cause changes in your hormone cycle.

If you have had unprotected sexual intercourse with a partner with a penis you could be at risk of pregnancy and should get a pregnancy test.

Otherwise your periods should return to normal once your routine returns back to normal.

Hi I am a 21 year old. I am 7 days late today and experiencing cramping (usual cramps before periods) since 4 days. I am also having diarrhea since yesterday ( perhaps coz I am stressed). I have a 30 day cycle. Two months back (2-3 days after my periods), me and my partner made out..But we did not have sex. My Last month periods was normal and on due date. Can I be pregnant?

If you have not had sexual activity where sperm from your partner came in contact with your vagina then you cannot be pregnant.  Most likely you are having an unusual cycle due to changes in hormones. Stress, nutrition and other things can affect hormones.  You most likely will get your period soon.  If you continue to have irregular cycles schedule an appointment with your health care provider or Corner Health Center.

Me and my girlfriend were having sex with a condom on however I felt like I was about to ejaculate but didn't. But it felt so close to going that I believe that I might have a little. Is that possible? I then carried on afterwards and after I finished I realized it was slightly wet at the base of the condom. I'm not too sure now if it was sperm or anything else. She had her period on time however she is usually five days but was only three and only bled lightly in comparison to quite heavy usually. Does this mean anything and what can I do? Thanks

It is hard to know if there is any risk of pregnancy by what you describe.   If there is any concern the best thing to do is to have your girlfriend see her primary health care provider, schedule an appointment at Corner Health Center or do a home pregnancy test.  There are other more reliable methods of birth control that you may decide to use such as the birth control pill, IUD or arm implant.  Again, best to discuss with a health care provider.

Ive been on birth control for about four or five months now and i want to leave the pill now because of side effects. I had unprotected intercourse about 2 weeks ago and just finished my whole pack of pills and got my "fake period" you get on the pill. Since it has been about 2 weeks and sperm can only survive about up to 5 days is it safe if i leave the pill now or do i still have a chance of getting pregnant?

If you have been taking the pills regularly and have had your period it is safe to assume you are not pregnant.  If you stop the pills and have unprotected intercourse then you will be at risk for pregnancy.  Please make an appointment with your primary care provider or at Corner Health Center to discuss other options for birth control, including the IUD and arm implant.  There may also be a different pill that will not give you the same side effects.

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