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Spotting But No Period Not Pregnant
How many consec months can I go without my period without consulting with drs. First missed was one day spotting next no period. Not pregnant though?
If you have missed 3: Periods please see dr - sooner for troublesome symptoms. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Had period one week after unprotected sex. This month very light brown spotting instead of period. Negative pregnant test. Is this stress induced?
My period skipped 3 months and came on and now it skipped one month. Now, I am having spotting but no period and not pregnant. Help?
You did not give your age. It may take a few years for hormones that regulate period to reach balance from the onset of your period.
If you are not pregnant [ commonest cause for missed period ]
-wt loss or wt gain
-Eating Disorder -Anorexia
- Increased Exercise
-Emotional reasons & stress
-Medication -Birth control
-Illegal drug use
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Normal: Most women will not have any spotting before their period begins. ...Read more
Had my last "normal" period beginning on 1/4/13. On 1/21/13 I had some light spotting x4 days. No period since.....Pregnant? Tests (-)> (+)
Check preg test: As I am sure you know the first step is to take a home pregnancy test. It is common for someone to have an irregular period occasionally. This usually self corrects over the next few cycles. If you continue to be irregular or continue to have excessive bleeding schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss options for cycle control. ...Read more
Should I be having spotting before my missed period and is it normal for some women to have spotting before their missed period if pregnant?
Yes to both: The former spotting may be the period itself when on hormonal contraceptives. The latter is called implantation bleeding when pregnant. ...Read more
I last had sex 3 weeks ago, he didn't finish, used a condom. Period now a week late, negative hpts, slight spotting around time of period. Pregnant?
Had sex in Jan 25-28, got my period Feb 11-14, this month I was supposed to get it on the 17 but only got brownish spotting no period. Why? Pregnant?
Take a test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I'm on birth control and missed one pill. Boyfriend put it in 10 seconds and never came inside. Brown spotting 4 days before period. Pregnant?
Missed period. Pink spotting a week before and negatve preg test & pink spotting after missed period. Paragard iud. Pregnant? Or what could it be?
Spotting is common: Your preg test is negative indicating you are not pregnant. Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
2nd month on Yasmin, had period last week, lighter than period on Diane35. Experiencing PMS symptoms and spotting 4 days after period ended. Pregnant?
Took plan b, haven't had 2nd period. Light cramps&backaches. Spotted lightly day before yesterday&bright red spotting all daylike light period, pregnant?
Had sex on day 16.Day 17 I took plan b. Day 24 I had some dark brown bleeding for a cpl days, heavier than spotting. Late period. -hpt. Pregnant?
Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
Can daily jogging (30 mins) cause spotting b4 expected period? Brown spotting then a little red spotting, very light compared to period. Pregnant?
This cycle I am only spotting, no regular period. I am not pregnant. Do you know what's going on?
Hormonal variation: If you are certain you are not pregnant, there are many other things that can cause one irregular cycle...Stress, weight change, thyroid changes, or none of the above. It your cycle is irregular more than one month in a row definitely consult your doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible but since this should be the time at which you are ovulating it is more likely that this is ovulation bleeding (some women do this every month) and you could have just conceived if you are pregnant. If you don't want to be pregnant you need to start a reliable method of contraception. ...Read more
Check a preg test: Tubal ligation can carry a failure rate as high as 4%. If pregnancy occurs after a tubal ligation, there is a higher chance that it can trap in your tube (a tubal or ectopic pregnancy). Ectopic pregnancies require immediate attention. If you have a positive test, please contact your doctor. ...Read more
I was 12 weeks pregnant when I hv my m/c. My d&c was on 19/8. Now 5 weeks after d&c, hv brown spotting for 2day until now. Period or pregnant?
Perhaps neither: If concerned about a pregnancy, do a pregnancy test, however, on occasion, the pregnancy test may continue to be positive even 5 weeks post D&E, albeit, rarely. So if positive, further follow up may be necessary ...Read more
I had brown spotting and no period, could I be pregnant even if hCG and blood test were negative?
On 21 day pill. Forgot last one, took 24 hrs later. Unprotected sex on 27th day took morning after pill. 8 days later spotting. No period. Pregnant?
Took norlevo 4 weeks ago cause I had unprotected sex. My period is due feb. 9 and feb. 5 I've been spotting. Is it light period or spotting? Pregnant?
My LMP was 19-24feb, hd unprotd sex on17thmarch started spotting 20march no period. Could I be pregnant. Hv a regular mc. Heavy breast slyt abd dscomfort?
Period 6 weeks after d and c. 4 weeks later brown spotting and pinkish mucas but no period. Not pregnant but what is it?
May take several cycles after a D&C before normal periods resume
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Unclear: The symptoms which you describe are quite consistent with many diagnoses. Pregnancy is one of many possible things that could be going on. If you think you are pregnant, then you should start by determining when was your last period. If it is late, then that could be the first indication you might be pregnant. The best way to tell if you are pregnant is to undergo a pregnancy test. ...Read more
My boyfriend ejaculated in me the day before my period was supposed to start and the next day I started spotting and I never got my period. Pregnant?
Not likely but...: Even though it is unlikely to conceive day before proposed period (since ovulation is more in mid cycle) it is still some probability if periods are irregular. It could be start of your regular period but it would be better to test pregnancy test and if real worry to use " emergency contraception within 72 hours after intercourse).Always use condom! To prevent std as well! ...Read more
I am 9 days past iui, cycle day 30. Very light spotting tonight on tp. Light cramps. Period or pregnant or too early
Too Early: Spotting can occur from implantation or from a period about to come. No way to know yet. Hopefully it is good news but 3-4 more days and it will be clear. ...Read more
Started BCP mid cycle, skipped the break and now bleeding for 6 days. Not spotting but a light period getting heavier. Not pregnant. Will it stop?
Yes: Starting mid-cycle and skipping placebos threw your cycle off keep taking them right and it will straighten out. Break thru bleeding is not uncommon on the first package even if you take them perfectly ...Read more
Intimate on fertile days, had an irregular med-flow "period" 12 dpo, still have PMS symptoms and spotting 2 days after "period" could I be pregnant?
Get a test: Go and get a pregnancy test. It is the only way to tell for sure. ...Read more
A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more