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yellowtomatoes
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I have read the honorably discharged topic on scarleteen and it says that t usually comes before or after a period. Mine came on the 15 December, sunday, yesterday night. It was light brown in colour, larger than a 50 cent coin. I never had a penis in vagina intercourse but I have always been scared about getting pregnant. Even sitting on chairs, I have to clean them throughly before sitting on them, fearing that there would be sperm on them. My period is due in 2 days, however I always get my brown discharge and a while later, my period comes. My period has always been more regular. However , this month, my ovulation seems to be slightly later, like a few days( 5-6 ) days before my period, which is due in 2 days. Is it possible? This is because I felt clear mucus and stretchy mucus. This mucus lasted for a week or so. I am worried, why my mucus lasted so long, ending near to my period's due date. And what was that brown discharge? I never had a sudden brown discharge before. I feel bloated but there was no cramps at all.people say that this could be the result of pregnancy. Is it true? Please help, thank you

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I hear you saying that brown discharge a day or so before your period is normal for you, so I am not sure how this is different from what you usually experience.

That aside, it sounds like you are making some assumptions about your menstrual cycle and ovulation that you may be lacking the information to make. If you do not check your basal temperature and cervical mucus daily, and have been doing so for a while, you cannot know when you are ovulating.

If you are interested in charting your cycle, this article may help you get started: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/body/get_with_the_flow_all_about_fam

Either way, you hav not had a risk of pregnanty, so whatever else may be going on with your menstrual cycle, a pregnancy has nothing to do with it.

Some information on how pregnancy does happen may also help you calm down: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/reproduction/where_did_i_come_from_a_refresher_course_in_human_reproduction

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How long can a woman's fertile period last for? I had white stretchy mucus and then non stretchy mucus and then stretchy mucus again. This happened for about a week. Im confused. What does it mean to have stretchy mucus after ovulation, clear and stretchy. Even when walking, you can feel it coming out.

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Yellow, can you please take a look at the first article I linked you to? Together with this one, it should answer your questions: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/body/honorably_discharged_a_guide_to_vaginal_secretions

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I read it before I started this new topic. However it doesnt answer my question where I ask what is the meaning of getting clear white thick stretchy mucus after ovulation.

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Here's a link on discharge that should help you out with understanding healthy versus unhealthy discharges: Honorably Discharged: A Guide to Vaginal Secretions

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Yellow, I am sorry if I have confused you. As I pointed out in my first reply, it does not sound like you are charting your cycles accurately enough to even know for sure when you are ovulating, which makes talking about your discharge in this way kind of pointless.

Regardless of where you are in your menstrual cycle, some discharge is normal and nothing to worry about, so long as it does not have a noticeable odor or chunky texture.

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Alright, thanks for your time.

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Dear Scarleteen, i am 5 days late on my period. My period cycle has always been 31-32 days. I have not had any direct penis-vagina contact and neither have i had any direct ejeculate on my vagina. I am quite worried that i could get pregnant or something happrned. Last month period, my boyfriend and i rubbed our genitals against each other. he was wearing his underwear and i was wearing my panties and i was wearing a sanitary pad as i was on my period. could i be pregnant?

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Having read the links we gave you earlier, and hopefully having already done a search on the main site for this answer, what do you think?

It sounds to me like you already know what can and cannot create risks of pregnancy, and that these ways are not it, no?

So, are you saying now you are at day 37 with no period?

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I don't think i am.pregnant but i have always been afraid that small little things could cause a pregnancy in my body. yes, i am currently at day 36 without my period. i heard that young girls may tend to have irregular periods till a certain age. i am 16 years old. however, my period cycle is usually between days 31-32.

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Okay, so still not yet five days late.

But even if so, or later, it is common for cycles to deviate sometimes, at any age, and sometimes in big ways from usual. Our reproductive systems can be very sensitive to the whole rest of our lives and bodies, including any changes with them, even changes that can seem super minor, like getting less sleep for a few days, changing up how we eat, or being worried abiut a test.

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Is it normal for me to have a brown discharge near or a day after ovulation too? That is what made me more worried for a lot of people told me that brown discharge during ovulation or close to ovulation could be pregnancy.

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I cant tell you what is normal for you, personally. I do not know how you are charting your fertility, but brown discharges are fairly common around periods. If they are happening in the middle of cycles, as more than brief, slight spotting, and healthcare is an option, I would advise getting that checked out.

But that is not about pregnancy, in general, but obviously particularly in your case when you cannot be pregnant in reality. That is more about checking for possible infections or other health issues that can cause that symptom, like endometriosis, for example.

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