Latest Questions

I'm 14 and I am only only my 3rd period ever but it has lasted 10 days , should I be worried or should I be fine seen as it's only my 3rd time having it !!??

It is not unusual to have longer, irregular periods when you first start having periods.  If it continues please schedule an appointment with your health care provider or Corner Health.  There are some medications to use to stop the bleeding and make your periods regular again. You may also need some extra iron in your diet and/or to take a vitamin with iron.

Does the Corner Health Center offer FTM testosterone in the form of intramuscular injections, subcutaneous injections, or both? Is it up to the patient?

Injectable testosterone is a therapy option which is discussed at an assessment appointment

Last month I got my period twice, each lasted 5 days and it had 17 days in between which was irregular. I used to get my period every 22-25ish days, but I havent gotten it for 32 days now. I haven’t had sex so I’m pretty sure I’m not pregnant. Is it normal I’m getting it late because I got it more last month?

Irregular periods are most likely due to irregular hormone activity.  For evaluation please make an appointment to discuss this with your health care provider or at Corner Health Center.  

 There are different options to assist in getting your periods regular again. 

I’ve been on birth control pill for a year now and I start my new pack a day late and I’ve taken my first two pills and then I had unprotected sex and then toke my pill 3 hours late that night I had the unprotected sex, are my still prevented from pregnancy?

You most likely are protected against pregnancy but of course cannot be 100% sure. 

If your next period is late you should have a pregnancy test. 

Does a cyst on your clitoris come from sex?

A "cyst" could be from friction from sexual activity.  It is important to make sure it is not related to an infection. 

It is important to have this evaluated by a health care provider.  You can schedule an appointment  at Corner Health or with your own doctor or nurse practitioner. 

I have had irregular periods since i was 11. I am now 20 and I'm having a 2 week gap between my periods with no blood no pain just brown discharge.

Irregular menses is a result of hormonal irregularities.  Please schedule an appointment at Corner Health or with your health care provider for further evaluation.  There are many different options for treatment so that your cycles can become regular. 

If I want to use a contraceptive patch, how is the correct way to use it for major effectiveness? I read that you have to use it the first 7 days after your period, how does that work?

It is important to understand exactly how to use the patch or any other contraception before depending on it to avoid unplanned pregnancy.

A new patch is applied every week for 3 weeks.  (ie every Sunday).  At the end of the 3rd week , the patch is removed and no patch is put on until the following Sunday. 

During the patch free week is when you would have a period. 

Again it is important to make sure you understand how to use the patch properly.  Contact the provider who prescribed it to review.  Also condoms are needed to prevent sexually transmitted infections. 

I had unprotected sex today and took my pill the same time I have been. But about 20 mins after taking it I had severe diarrhea. Should I be concerned about pregnancy?

Per the CDC guidelines no additional pill is needed.  However emergency contraception can also be offered. 

If you would like to receive emergency contraception, call the Corner  or your health care provider. 

if i have sex with my boyfriend and only used a condom, and it didn't rip or anything. Am i safe of pregnancy or should i be worried?

If you used a condom correctly and it did not rip it is 98% effective.  That means that for 100 women who used condoms 2 would get pregnant. 

That means you shouldn't worry if it was used correctly. However, if your period is ever more than 2 weeks late you should have a pregnancy test. 

If you are looking for a reliable form of contraception, schedule an appointment  at Corner Health Center or with your health care provider. 

I had unprotected sex on the 13th of May while I was on the pills but I had taken one of the pills really late the week before so I had a morning after pill on the 16th of may. The morning after pill I have taken was the one that last up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Throughout that time I continuously was on my pills every day at 6 o'clock. On the 21st of May I had unprotected sex. I was still on the pills but I would like to know if there's any chance that I could still get pregnant.

It is very unlikely that you would get pregnant.  Sometimes taking the morning after pill changes your cycle so your period may not come at the usual time.  If your next period is more than 2 weeks late you should come in for a pregnancy test. 


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