Haven’t had my period yet…

“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.

Are there always symptoms of Hepatitis C?

“Are there always symptoms of Hepatitis C? How long after exposure do symptoms occur?”

A: “Hepatitis C infection usually produces no signs or symptoms during its earliest stages. When signs and symptoms do occur, they’re generally mild and flu-like and may include fatigue, fever, nausea or poor appetite, muscle and joint pains or tenderness in the area of your liver. More serious symptoms may take 15 years or more to occur. If you think you may have been exposed to Hepatitis C contact your health care provider to be tested.”

Bleeding during sex?

Latley when I have been having sex I bleed. It has not happened in the past but it just started happening the last 4days. Why am I bleeding all of a sudden during sex?”

A: “Since we are educators and not doctors we are unable to tell you why you are bleeding during sex. You are encouraged to contact your health care provider or the Family Planning Association to schedule an appointment for an exam to help determine why you are bleeding during sex.”

Abdominal pains?

I have been having abdominal pains cramping and lower back pain and sometimes very bad head aches. I do have normal menstruation periods, can you please tell me what could be the problem.”

A: Because we are only educators and not physicians, it’s hard to diagnose. Since you are having abdominal pains, we recommend making an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.