BLEEDING IS CONFUSING ME

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Alisha - July 25

Hello, the information about bleeding during pregnancy has me SOOO confused.. Here's my concern: My last period I flowed from JUNE 19 to the 23 and then I had s_x late night the 25th. My periods have been normal for 20 years. So I marked my calendar to start on JULY 14th. I DID NOT START. It's typical for me start a day before the day I mark on the calendar or a day after...HOWEVER, my body did nothing UNTIL MONDAY the 18th... an extremely light pinkish flow and existed only when I wiped. I wore a tampon to work that day, however, basically the tampon was empty...this happend again Tues and Wed, except Wednesday there was a little brownish blood in my panties upon awakening, but basically nothing, and again upon using a tampon that day, basically it was empty..Thurs same scenerio, so I took a hpt and it was negative. Friday, same light flow requiring basically no tampon or pad..Sat and today, the flow was heavier BUT again, usually by now my period would be heavy enough to require a super tampon or pad and I'd be overflowing. I went all day at work from 330 to 930 w the same tampon on and it was not full, came home used restroom and wiped to find again small flow ...here 2 hrs later, I used rest room and wiped and NOTHING. I took another hpt this am and it was negative. FOR 20 YRS never have experienced this before...my period is like clock-work.. It will be 4 wks since I had entercourse...Does this sound like preganancy or this thing called implantation bleeding...so hpt usually register positive by now??? It's been 4wks since last time of entercourse. Not to sound disgusting but even my feces looks different. HELP? I'[M FRUSTRATED

 

kari - July 25

I am in the same situation.....I am confused too. This month I started what I thought was my period early...a week and a half early.....and it was mostly brown with some pink and red mixed in but mostly brown. Some mild cramping but where my hips are?? not usually where menstrual cramps are. Cervix is high and soft. I took a test Saturday morning and it was negative. The spotting started on the 20th, nothing on the 21st, and then on the 22nd through yesterday and it was barely there yesterday. I only got off my period on the 10th and then 10 days later this started??? I am confused too.....Maybe it was just too early for both of us to test....sometimes it takes a while for the hcg to show up. Have you had any other symptoms? I have had a mild queasy feeling, and b___sts are full on the sides and are sore to the touch but I get that before a period too? Yeah I am stumped for an answer on what this could be. I wish I could be more help.

 

Grandpa Viv - July 25

Quite a puzzle, Alisha. Implantation spotting is usually seen (by 25%) at implantation, a week to 10 days after conception. On your regular schedule that could have taken you out to July 13th. We do see reports of pregnant women experiencing a brown period about the time of their regular period, which may be your case. What is really odd is that s_x the 4th of July weekend would have hit ovulation, and you say you had not had s_x since the week before. You would have had to experience extremely long-lasting sperm. Could someone have slipped something in your drink at that Independence Day party? Finally, the only sign of pregnancy you report other than a weird period is a stool change (green?). Do you not have fatigue or more peeing? Some women take quite a while to get a positive hpt. I think your best bet is to take a test once a week until your next (good) period shows up. Good luck!

 

Alisha - July 25

REPLY TO KARI: The only other symptoms I have are a headache everyday, and feeling not really nauseous, but just like I"m hungry, but that if I eat, it may make me feel sick...I've been pregnant before, and never experienced this before. ALSO, today makes the 7th day that I have had some kind of flow...my periods usually last only 3-5 days tops...and again, I am usually going through pads and tampons, and leaking on my bed and pushing tampons out...last night I slept w/ no tampon or pad and woke to a little blood in my panties and some wehn I wiped upon using restroom, but that was it...This thing I"m exeperiencing is NOT NORMAL... I"ve also been craving apple juice and salted nut rolls... Usually when I"m on my period, I cramp badly...even when I ovulate I cramp like its a period..I carry Motrin around w/ me,..I havent' needed the Motrin except for the headaches...

 

kari - July 25

I also have two children and this did not happen with them either. I have never had an early period either....I am irregular but they usually come late so 10 days after I got off of my last one is early for me. Today there was a small amount of red when I wiped, but now it is going back to brown? I am confused. I am a bad cramper too, with very heavy periods that are heavy during the 2nd day and last 7 sometimes 8 days. This is not normal for me either....keep me updated ok? I did call my doctor's office and the nurse said that I am probably just irregular and that any bleeding brown or red is considered a period if it is more than a drop. I have read tons of information that says that is not always the case on this forum....I just politely said ok and ended the conversation but until I get full b__wn af I am not convinced I am not pregnant, and I am not sure when to test again either.

 

Alisha - July 25

REPLY TO GRAMPA V: Thank you for replying... SEE MY REPLY TO KARI... But also, I've ONLY had s_x on the 25th. I took a trip to OK w/ my boyfriend and his mom for the 4th weekend, and we were so tired from the trip and visiting, that we didnt' even think about s_x. (wish we had have-wink) In regards to my stool, fatigue and peeing, yes it is a greenish color and I don't really feel fatigued, I feel sleepy, but it's been so hot in the 100s that I have been attibuting that to the heat, and I haven't been urinating that much more than normal, w/ the exception of going to see if I"m bleeding and I pee then...but I think that's a forced pee...you know?

 

Alisha - July 25

REPLY TO KARI: I too am troubled by the differing info in the forum compared to what the "professionals" say. I learned about this Implantation Bleeding through the net. I'd never even heard of it. So I was surprised to know that some kind of "normal bleeding" does occur during pregnancy... But all of this abnormal business w/ this "bleeding" is causing me to have high anxiety. Usually my periods last 3-5 days, and then I count 21 days from the last day and usually my next period starts that day I mark it on the calendar or a day before or day after...I can't even attempt to calculate my next period because I"m still "flowing" now for the 7th day and it started 4 days after the time ti should have...But I will keep you posted..because I'm guessing around August 10th I should be starting a "normal" period, if I go back to what the original start day would have been which is july 14th... Good luck w you as well, and keep me posted. Alisha

 

kari - July 25

Yeah I'll keep you updated too....I don't know what is going on...and I too found out from the net that some kind of bleeding is normal for pregnancy....they didn't give me that impression this morning when I called. My lower back is hurting and has been since yesterday....not bad but noticable. I guess I'll wait until the weekend to test again.

 

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