Question: My periods are very regular, I’m on birth control but I usually take it during different times of the day because I forget. I has sex with my boyfriend a few days before my period was supposed to start, and when it did there wasn’t really ANY blood. It was like the lightest spotting. I’m not sure if this means anything, but I’m worried.
Answer: Unfortunately, since we are educators, we cannot tell you if this means anything. I can say that birth control should be taken at the same time every day for it be to the most effective. When someone forgets to take it at the same time every day, the chance for pregnancy does increase. Birth control can sometimes make periods very light. I would recommend calling us at family planning and asking to speak with the nurse, who could help you further. 440-352-0608
“How long after you take the morning after pill can you expect to get your period. Does the lenght of time that has lapsed between you last period and the time you took the morning after pill effect how long you will have to wait to get your period? ie If you had your period, then took your pill for about a week, then forgot and had to get the morning after pill, would the fact that you only had your period a week ago mean you would be a good while waiting for your period after you have taken the morning after pill?”
A: “The morning after pill can cause your cycle to be early on-time or late. You may also experience minor changes in your menstrual flow. It could be heavier or lighter. If you do not get your period, contact Family Planning or your physician to take a pregnancy test. Always remember to use protection correctly and every time you have sex. The morning after pill is for emergencies only and should be used as a primary form of birth control.”
“DOES SPOTTING MEAN THAT YOU HAVE SPOTS OR THAT YOU ARE SPOTTING BEFORE YOUR PERIOD AND I HAVE HAD SEX 1/15/04 AND 1/16/04 AND 1/11/04 BUT MY PERIOD IS SUSPOSE TO COME ON 2/1/04 CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME ADVICE?”
A: “Spotting is when you have spots of bleeding during the month when you are not on your period. If you did not start your period and you are not having protected sex, there is a chance you may be pregnant. If you are concerned about pregnancy, take a test over the counter or make an appointment to take one at Family Planning” Always remeber to use protection correctly and every time you have sex.”
“can I get tested for an STI if I have my period?”
A: This is a personal preference according the physician. At the FPA we will do STI testing if someone is on their period. It would be best to call your physician’s office and just ask!
“WHILE USING CREAMS TO TAKE CARE OF THE YEAST INFECTION IS IT NORMAL FOR THE VAGINAL DISCHARGE TO COME OUT THICKER AND CLUMPY? AND DO THE MENSTRUAL PERIODS CHANGE WITH HEAVIER SUBSTANCE AND LOSS OF BLOOD CLOTS IN GREAT AMOUNTS (JUST DURING THE PERIOD)? I’M A BIT WORRIED ABOUT ALL THESE CHANGES TAKING PLACE.”
A: Since we are not doctors and unfamiliar with your currect condition and medical history, there is no way that we could properly evaluate the changes you are describing. Since you are concerned it would be a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure everything is okay. Anytime you see something that looks different or that worries you, it is well worth the time to check with your doctor or health care provider. Good Luck!
“my last period was on christmas and i havnt had my period yet.. ive had severe cramping, headaches and nausea but no period. Kinda scares me so i took a pregnancy test and it was negative. but i also had unprotected sex this past weekend and i am not on birth control. Im confused as to what i should do ive never felt this sore and sick.. but i got to school monday thru saturday and dont get out til 5 so idk about coming in for a check up or what? id really appreciate your help..”
A: It is hard to diagnose whats wrong without making an appointment. If you are concerned, the best thing to do is make an appointment at Family Planning to see our nurse practitioner.
“had an abortion 2 months ago i haven’t had a period I did 4 pregnancy test two came out positive and two came out negative. What’s that changes that I’m pregnant”
A: If it has been two months since the termination, that should not have any effect on a pregnancy test performed today. It is possible to become pregnant again shortly after an abortion. If you are unsure of the results of your test, it would be a good idea to have one performed by your physician or at a clinic where you can be assured the results are accurate.
“My friend had sex without a condom and the guy came inside of her. She took the pill a day or 2 later but she is still almost two weeks late with her period. Do you have any way to test if she is pregnant? We are both in college and dont have a lot of money to pay for an at-home test, otherwise I would help her buy one. We just need to know so she can decide if she needs an abortion and so forth. Thanks.”
A: Yes, Family Planning does provide pregnancy testing. If interested, call and make an appointment.
“I have a regular 28 day cycle. My last period was 22 August which was early buy 4 days. My bf and i had unprotecte sex on the 4 sept. He pulled out before he came. Is there a possibility that i’m pregnant???”
A: Whenever someone is having sex without a condom and is not on any other hormone method of birth control, there is always a risk for pregnancy. Withdrawal is not an effective form of birth control. If you miss your next period, you should take a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. In the meantime, use condoms to prevent pregnancy and infection and you may want to consider consulting a physician about a hormone method of birth control that is right for you.