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Last Sunday, I was going to take my first pill of my new birth control pill pack, and realized I must of stupidly thrown out my next three packs when I was cleaning.(I know, dumb move! Ugh!) I had to work the next day, so after work I went to the pharmacy and they were able to get me a new pack. I took the first one as soon as I got home. It was less than 24 hours late(I think 14 hours late).
My husband and I had sex last night and this morning, no condoms. I have been reading different things. The instructions on the packet said that no other protection is needed if you miss one pill, as long as you take it as soon as you can. While stuff on line says protection is needed the first 7 days after. We didn't wait 7 days, but it was close to it.

Coud someone tell me if I need emergency birth control or if I am okay?

I take Portia and I haven't missed any before then.
9:46 pm - 05/24/2018

Tampons coming out bent?

So I'm 16 years old and my periods have always been regular in time and flow. This week, my tampons have been coming out bent. What I'm finding even more strange is that the blood usually covers the whole tampon, but this week, it's been covering the whole thing except one vertical bar being left completely bare and white. I've checked for possible parts of tampons being stuck but there's nothing there. 

Does someone know anything that can help?

I'm new here and I don't know what information is required, so I hope I have provided an adequate description of my problem. 

Thank you in advance.

Hi there, everyone,

It's been years since I've posted here and I hope it's alright if I avail myself of everyone's wisdom and advice on a strange problem I've been dealing with for the past few months. For starters, I'm 37 years old with a copper IUD, and my periods have always come regularly, about every 28-33 days.

I've been under intense stress at work and really run down, and in the past couple of months my periods have been somewhat less regular than they normally are. Here have been the cycles over the past few months:

Dec-Jan: 30 day cycle
Jan-Feb: 25 day cycle
Feb-Mar: 33 day cycle
Mar-Apr: 28 day cycle
Apr-May: ??? On day 35 and waiting!

I'm not sure what to make of this. Most of the cycles are within the normal range, but that Jan-Feb 25-day cycle really surprised me, and now here I am waiting, again, on day 35 of my cycle with no period in sight. I have some minor cramping and boob soreness (which I always get before my period), but it's just not coming. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, so I'm not all that worried about that.

I guess I'm kind of freaking out that I'm going into some kind of early menopause or something. I have an appointment with my gynecologist (annual exam) scheduled for a few weeks from now and will talk to her about all this then, but in the interim, I can't help but get all worked up with anxiety. So I guess what I'm asking is, has anyone had stress interfere with their cycle over the course of several months? I know it's possible to have stress screw with a period for a single month (when I travel internationally I sometimes miss that month's period entirely), but there's just been some general period weirdness going on for a few months here and I'm really hoping I can chalk it up to this unrelenting work stress I've been under instead of perimenopause or something.

Thank you in advance for your help!
3:09 pm - 04/30/2018


Um.. this is the most blood i have had come out of my bowels. Blood in my stool happens a lot but it just seems like its getting worse and darker? Im worried. Sorry this isnt exactly a vaginal problem.

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5:03 pm - 04/17/2018

LEEP...or something else

I had a colposcopy done 2 weeks ago and I got the call that I need a follow up as I have an aggressive leasion... This was the message... I don't even know what to means. The nurse said that the doctor wants to offer me a LEEP or something else, but did not say.

Has anyone had a LEEP and are they willing to share their experience?

When I Googled LEEP it also mentioned something called a Cryo... and that people have profuse drainage from that and it can be bothersome... That causes me a lot of anxiety. Has anyone had any experience with that?

Edit: I will be 53 in August and have not started menopause yet. Didn't know if that would matter.

I am quite anxious at the moment as it has been 2 hours and the medical office has not called me back.

I posted a little over a week ago about being paranoid about pregnancy. I was mostly reassured that I was most likely not pregnant because we used a condom. Well, I didn't keep complete track of my period but I estimated that I was supposed to start around April 9th, which is tomorrow. However, I started bleeding yesterday, on the 7th. I read on some pregnancy website that implantation bleeding is often not noticeable, but I've had to wear a pad and I bled enough last night that it got on my underwear. I also read that you don't pass blood clots with implantation bleeding, but I have been passing some. But I'm not bleeding at the moment, so I was wondering if my period is just slowing down for a little bit, or am I experiencing implantation bleeding?

Hi everyone, I posted once before about recurrent Yeast Infections.

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Has anyone experienced any urinary incontinence after hysterectomy? I find that if I don’t go fairly quickly after I get the urge, I am no longer able to control it. I’ve had a couple of incidents of losing control. My job involves a lot of driving and I hate that I’m having to make bathroom stops in between my job stops because I’m afraid if I don’t I will end up losing control of my bladder and have to go change...

Also mine was a full hysterectomy, partial laparoscopic but they did remove my cervix vaginally. Im 42 and my surgery was November 2, 2017 and I never had this problem before surgery. I have been without insurance for about a month due to a job change but it goes back into effect on Sunday so I will be able to see an on/gyn after this week if that is necessary.

5:19 pm - 03/28/2018

Pregnancy Paranoia

I had sex for the first time yesterday, and even though we used a condom I can't help but be paranoid. It was with a guy that I'm not dating, but I've trusted for years, and he supplied the condom. He said it was a good condom and I want to trust him, but I can't help but wonder if there could've been a hole in it. I know I'm probably being irrational but I get worried easily. I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance?

So I started counting calories and carbs about a month ago, and things are going swimmingly.  However, last Wednesday marked the beginning of my first period/withdrawal bleed since changing my food intake.  And it’s been HELL.

Various resources I’ve been reading all say that your first menses after instituting a drastic diet change will probably be rough.  I thought I'd be exempt, due to being on oral HBC.

I was mistaken.

Tomorrow will be day eight of heavy bleeding and clots.  I honestly think I might weep if I pass another clot.  They’re huge and they’re gross and they feel unspeakably disgusting coming out of me, and every time one happens I have to deal with having it either on me or on my pad until I can go to the bathroom and clean it up.  Yesterday morning I swear I passed a perfect cast of my vagina.

I’m on HBC to prevent this exact thing from happening, but it’s happening anyway.  I restarted my active pills on Sunday, with hardly any change so far.

My OBGYN office is not interested unless I start saturating an overnight pad every hour.  I bled on my freshly-laundered sheets last night.  My inguinal creases are incredibly chafed and irritated from the pads.  I know I need to go commando for a couple of days and nights to let them air out and heal, but I can't because of the pads.  This experience is making me seriously consider cloth pads.  (I hadn't previously because I only get a period/withdrawal bleed every three months thanks to the HBC, so I may as well just soldier through with the regular pads.)  As soon as this period is over I am going to take the most EPIC bath.

ANYWAY.  I'm not really looking for advice here, although if anyone has any, lay it on me.  Mostly I'm just looking to rant, and commiserate with anyone who has experienced anything similar.  To anyone reading this, thank you for indulging me.

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