"Hi, I have been having a weird problem and I'm just looking for some ideas on what could be causing this... For the last week or two, sex has been painful. It's a slight burning feeling on the inside whenever I try to have sex. A couple days ago, I started getting a light brown mixed with clear discharge. These are really my only symptoms -- no itching or anything. Usually I would assume brown discharge = spotting or period starting, but my periods are pretty regular and it shouldn't be coming until around February 10. Also, I have a Paragard, so if my period were on its way, I would know, because of the cramps.
Any idea what this could be?"
I ended up going to the ER just to be safe, because I was feeling light-headed and weak, and I was worried it might have been an ectopic pregnancy, but they told me it was just irregular bleeding after doing an ultrasound. I think I also have had a yeast infection off and on for a while now because sex has been painful. I went to the doctor this Wednesday and got some cream for yeast so hopefully that helps.
However, I still have not gotten my regular period, and according to my calender I'm about 10 days late. I've been getting cramps, though, without any bleeding. One night about 2 weeks ago I had such bad cramps out of nowhere that I was crying and writhing in pain, and then after using a heating pad for a while, they completely went away after maybe an hour of pain. Since then I've been getting a couple bad cramps every day, that last for about a minute and then go away. It seems weird that I had spotting without cramps mid-cycle, and now I am having cramps without bleeding when I should have had my period already. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Is this normal?