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AmaterasuNaome
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I've been on BCP Lutera for about six months now. I've had "normal" periods - they come on tuesdays and last about four days, and are light to medium(about 1-2 overnight pads per day). This month, like normal, I started just...feeling like I should have my period yesterday. I felt bits of cramping here and there, but when I checked, I could barely see any red on the paper. I woke up this morning and took some ibuprofen because I was cramping again like normal, but still just that very light bleeding. I had a very stressful and anxiety filled month - I applied for a promotion at work and had to prepare for an impromptu interview three days in a row. I also have to wait about a month to get results. My husband and I had our first wedding anniversary also, so I worked about two weeks straight to have some time off for that. Should I be concerned? I feel like I'm on my period, but I'm just not bleeding like normal.
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Redskies
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Periods naturally vary a bit. If your eating and sleeping habits, for example, have been different this month, that can also affect the menstrual cycle.

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AmaterasuNaome
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I suppose that's possible. It's just odd because it's a very drastic change. Very little blood whatsoever.
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AmaterasuNaome
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I took a pregnancy test and it came up negative.

But could it be less accurate since I didn't test first thing in the morning?

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Redskies
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You need to follow the instructions that come with that pregnancy test. If you took it according to the instructions, you can trust the result.

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