Period While Pregnant

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Phi - May 31

Okay. So my cousin (and when I say my cousin, I really do mean my younger cousin) thinks she might be pregnant. The thing is, her period is HIGHLY irregular. i.e. She might be on it for two weeks, it goes away for a week, and comes back. Sometimes it lasts a long time, sometimes it doesn't come forever. (Lately it's been nearly every other week or so.) So she had one of her "whacky periods" about the second week of May, I believe. (She can't remember the exact dates.) And the next week, on a Friday, she got really drunk at a hotel during a birthday party. She ended up sleeping with her friend's best friend, whom she'd met for the first time just a few hours earlier. Needless to say, she freaked out to me when the boy didn't call her back and/or bring her the Morning After Pill like he said he would. So about about 3-5 days (I can't remember exactly) after Friday, she said she was having excruciating cramps (she said she was actually doubling over) for 2-3 days. And she kept saying, "Somehow this just feels different from the other times. I 'feel' pregnant." (I figure that was probably just worry talking.) But this week, just yesterday I think, she said she'd started her period and it was heavy. She was really excited about it. And then today she called me and said, "I think I still could be. I mean, I 'feel' pregnant." I asked her again about what her period was like and said if it wasn't spotting, she probably didn't have anything to worry about. However, she told me that she talked to a friend of hers at her work who said, "I had a friend who went through the same thing, but she got her period and was excited about it. Then it lasted a really, really long time and it ended up that she was pregnant anyway." So, now that you've got my long winded explaination, any help would be great. (It just doesn't seem like she'd be pregnant, but I wanted to check anyway so that maybe I could give her some peace of mind.) I'm really worried for her!

 

sophandbob - May 31

You can have periods whilst pregnant, although they technically aren't periods and maybe irregular or a different type of colour. If she has any ingling that she might be pregnant she must really do a test, and remember that you can get false negatives. Bleeding in pregnancy must be checked out, especially when accompanied with any type of pain. If her periods aren't as they normally are then this would be a cause to see her dr on its own, and I think this is what you should recommend. If she is worried, why don't you volunteer to accompany her?

 

Phi - May 31

We live about 30-40 minutes away from each other, and I'm the only one with a license. (She just turned 16 in April.) Not only that, but she's terrified of her parents finding out. The only way she'll talk to me about what's going on is if she's on her cell phone, taking a walk so she knows nobody will hear her discussing it. Do you have any suggestions as to where we could go that her parents (Mother, actually) wouldn't find out?

 

sophandbob - May 31

It sounds like you are pretty close, would it be out of the ordinary, or seem odd to the girls mother, if you organise a sleep over?

 

Phi - May 31

Yeah, we are. (We're the oldest grandkids, and only a year and four days apart.) Actually, a sleepover sounds like a good idea if she can get two days off in a row, in the near future. I'll cross my fingers and ask her if she can do that.

 

sophandbob - May 31

Sounds like the way forward, that way you can do a test at your house, but it might be worth splashing out on a real good one so you can have confidence in the result

 

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