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I've been spotting instead of having my regular period. I'm not currently sexually active, nor am I on birth control. What could it be caused by?

Spotting. 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.

I've been spotting all week but I haven't actually started my period. I'm sexually active but I'm on birth control. What does it mean?

Take the test. If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.

Spotting a week before my period and into my period week. Sexually active. On birth control. Took HPT on day period was supposed to come- negative?

Repeat test. You may wish to repeat the test in 4-5 days, unless you get a period by then. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

I'm 16. I am on my second period in a month. I use birth control as contraceptive. I have been sexually active in the past month. Could I be pregnant?

Check Your Pill Pack. Please check your pill pack to make sure you have not missed any pills. Missing your pills will increase your chances of getting pregnant and also making your periods irregular. If you have not missed any pills, then you will not get pregnant as long as you have taken your pills on time daily. If you continue to have irregular periods on your third pack, please contact your doctor.