2:11 am - 10/07/2013

Abnormal spotting two months in a row

Hello friends. I wrote here almost (( a month ago )) because I was experiencing spotting the days leading up to my period. It was an odd situation I'd never been in before. My period did, however, show up as expected. I know it was my period because it was constant heavy bleeding for a few days as opposed to spotting or implantation bleeding.

Once I got my period, I felt relieved and I hadn't given much thought about it since. My period is due on October 16th but earlier today, I started spotting. I thought I had felt cramping earlier in the day but thought maybe I was imagining things. But later, when I went to the bathroom, there was brownish/pinkish discharge in the toilet and a bright red spot when I wiped.

Needless to say, I have spent the rest of the day freaking out... My best friend passed away from ovarian cancer two years ago at the age of 20... I'm terrified that I, too, have won the cancer lottery and am sick... I'm starting to think I should see a doctor, I'm just terrified and it's almost like I would much rather not know...

Any thoughts as to what else this could be? To recap in case you don't read the original post: I'm 23. I'm on birth control (tri phasic pills) and am a pretty perfect user. I last had sex on September 27 though I really don't think pregnancy is a possibility...

Even if you could just leave any comforting words, I would really appreciate it... If anything else, thanks for giving me a safe place to vent.
salix_03 7th-Oct-2013 07:28 am (UTC)
Tri-phasic pills make me 'spot' all the time, so I'm on a mono-phasic pill which is much better for me. It could be that simple for you, too. Please don't stress so much; a visit to the doctor might put your mind at ease, and if there is anything wrong, which I doubt, the earlier it is caught, the better. I'm at the computer for the next little while if you'd like to chat via email (salix_03 at yahoo dot com) if that would help? *hugs if they're wanted*
mustangracer 7th-Oct-2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
My cycle has changed several times since I was 20 (I'm 35 now) and I've been on the same pill for almost 15 years.

Get it checked out if you are super stressed about it...however, your cycle could be adjusting itself again and I think that's pretty common.

Hugs *if you want them*

I HATE when my cycle adjusts. I hate it even more when it's just a random adjustment for no good reason.

I'm currently in an adjustment period (hahaha punny) since my insurance changed me from Yasmin to the generic Zarah. My last cycle had early spotting since I stacked and then a longer than normal period too (8 days when I usually only have 4).

I can't WAIT to see what next month is like?! :)
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