Donate Now
  
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Scarleteen Boards: 2000 - 2014 (Archive) » EXPERT ADVICE » Ask Scarleteen » shorter period

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: shorter period
turtle_lady
Activist
Member # 64098

Icon 5 posted      Profile for turtle_lady     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A short period is very strange to me. Usually my period will last between 4-6 days but this past cycle, my "period" only lasted 2 days and a little tiny bit appeared on my tampon on day 3.

I say "period" because I am currently using NuvaRing and I don't think we get real periods during the time I am supposed to be bleeding. I also use condoms (doubling up!) on combination with my Nuva (only before my fiance feels that he is close to orgasming) and so I am not entirely worried about being pregnant. I took a prengancy test just to rule it out and the test came back negative as I had expected...doubling up on contraception is as close to 100% safe as I can be.

So I am wondering why my period was so short this time around. I am suspecting that stress may be a factor...for about a week I was dealing with some issues that really stressed out my body -- constantly crying, feeling ill due to my emotional state...and a heavy exercize time the week before as well. I've heard this kind of stuff can lead to a woman having a short period or even have her miss it. Would this most likely be a factor or should I be taking another test? It is so forgein to have my period show up for only 2 days. It was light the first day, normal the 2nd day...and almost nothing on the 3rd day.

Let me know what you think!

Kayla

--------------------
~Kayla Christine~

Posts: 51 | From: Ontario | Registered: May 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
KittenGoddess
Scarleteen Volunteer
Member # 1679

Icon 1 posted      Profile for KittenGoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Since there are so many things going on with our bodies at any given time, lots of factors can have an impact. Illness or significant changes in weight or physical activity can sometimes influence a bleed. If you're concerned, you absolutely can go ahead and test. However, since you did have a withdrawal bleed, it does not sound like you are pregnant.

--------------------
Sarah Liz

Posts: 7316 | From: USA | Registered: Oct 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
turtle_lady
Activist
Member # 64098

Icon 1 posted      Profile for turtle_lady     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I already took a test 3 days after my withdrawl bleed came along and it came back negative. Should I still take another?

--------------------
~Kayla Christine~

Posts: 51 | From: Ontario | Registered: May 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Heather
Executive Director & Founder
Member # 3

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Heather     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I certainly don't see a need for that. It seems pretty clear you are not pregnant.

--------------------
Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
About Me • Get our book!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Posts: 68290 | From: An island near Seattle | Registered: May 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3

Google
Search Scarleteen