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I'm new here so I'm not sure how all this works?? But my friend said its a good place for advice and you can be totally private with who you are.. So i figured I'd ask my question here.. For about 6 or so months I've been having wacky periods I'll have two in one month and go a month without one at all sometimes they last two weeks sometimes only five days.. I've been with my boyfriend over 2 years and we haven't been trying for a baby but we haven't been protecting our selfs from having one either we just wanna go with whatever happens... (I think he knows I really wanna be a mom though) so I had just had a period aug 13-20th and on aug 25th we had unprotected sex two days later aug 27th I started bleeding... Not heavy at all and no cramps at all but red as red can be.. Is something wrong with me?? I don't understand I have no permanent dr at this point so until I can find one who accepts my insurance I just need a little advice of what this could possibly mean?? I'm worried I could have something wrong with me and I'm not able to have children or maybe this is implantation bleeding? But I heard that implantation can't occur until 7-10 days later... Help please I need a little peace of mind!!!
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Welcome to Scarleteen. [Smile]

The thing to understand about implantation bleeding is that it doesn't happen with most pregnancies. The thing that is most common with pregnancy is no bleeding of any kind at all.

Irregular cycles, especially if you've had fairly regular ones in the past, are definitely something that should be checked out by a healthcare provider though, so I'd encourage you to do that as soon as possible. If you haven't found a regular doctor yet, there may be sexual or reproductive health clinics in your area that are low-cost. It's even more important to make sure that you're healthy before you start trying for a baby, so if you do want to become pregnant in the near future, getting a full checkup is really important. (Unprotected sex also puts you at high risk for STIs, so getting screened for those would also be a great idea.)

Until you do know what's going on, and have the all-clear from a healthcare provider to start trying to get pregnant, I'd really encourage you to use some form of birth control. If you want help choosing one that will work best for you, happy to go through your options and see what might be a good fit.

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