spotting....instead of real period?

Jessica - posted on 06/19/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I was supposed to start my period yesterday, and i am on birth control so when it starts it usually starts very obvious and dont stop for atleast four days. but yesterday i just started spotting, and still havent done much more than that....and i have had very painful bloating for the past week before my peiod was to start. should i be worried or is it nothing? im pretty sure i dont have medicaid anymore so i cant afford to go to the doctor unless i absolutely have to....?

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Jessica - posted on 06/21/2010

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my period actually ended today. i only actually bled for one day and the rest i spotted...a couple months ago i spotted for a week before my period was even supposed to start, and then i had a regular one, but it usually changes once a year when im not on BC, but when i am it never changes....the only protection we use is BC, because it has always worked for me. the last time i had sex was a little over a week ago. and i know its normal to bloat cuz i do so every month, but i have never had bloating that was that painful...it felt like someone was stabbing me just above my belly button for a week straight......

Jenee - posted on 06/19/2010

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My period has never been the same since I had my son. It is normal to only spot on BC and to be bloated during the time your period is supposed to arrive. Have you had unprotected sex? I would take a test. When was the last time that you had sex was?

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My period's vary despite having the contraceptive implant and sometimes I don't even have one! It could just be a change in your cycle but take a pregnancy to put your mind at rest.

Sarah - posted on 06/19/2010

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I'd just wait and see what happens, personally. Your period can change over time. Mine changed a few years back- when I asked my dr about it, he said that your cycle is part of a bigger lifetime cycle that can change roughly about every 10 years, something about the hormones changing as you get older.
Also, I bloat for every period and have crazy mean cramping. If there's a possiblity you could be preggo, I'd take a test to be sure. Lots of women "spot" when pregnant, it's called implantation bleeding and can seem like spotting.
Hope that helps!

Jessica - posted on 06/19/2010

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my baby is 6 months old, i have had 6 periods and they were all relatively normal. my doctors office isnt open til monday...

Sarah - posted on 06/19/2010

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is this your first period since having the baby? mine was nuts for a few months after having the babe.

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