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TheDrama
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My periods have always been a bit wonky, but for the past 3 days or so, I've had VERY light bleeding, like only a slight line on the paper when I wiped, not enough for a pantyliner. But I passed a piece of tissue today... not really any blood though. This tissue definatly means a period, right?
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Endometrium can appear as fluid or as tissue and both are common and normal with menstrual periods.

But if you're still worried you became pregnant and did have a viable risk, there's no reason not to take a pregnancy test to be sure.

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I've had no viable risks. But it's in the very back of my mind. There cannot be any other reason for passing tissue, right?
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Well, sometimes folks with endometriosis will. That also can happen with women who have recently given birth or had an abortion, and sometimes with miscarriage. Point is that yes, there are other reasons.

But if you're having bleeding and seeing tissue when you're expecting your period and it's unlikely you have become pregnant, and are not in those other situations, then it doesn't make much sense to presume it to be anything but a period.

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Ok! I'm not in any of those situations, and the only "pregnancy risk" I can come up with is my bf touching my vulva for only seconds (with dry and/or washed hands) I'm not exactly "expecting" my period, I'm still kinda irregular, it just comes as it pleases. I have been under some stress lately, but it's now gone now so I guess that could coax a stress-supressed period out, albeit a light one [Razz]

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