Doc said not preggo but have a bladder infection. Just not sure whats goin on :(

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Registered: 03-27-2011
Doc said not preggo but have a bladder infection. Just not sure whats goin on :(
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Thu, 11-08-2012 - 2:59pm

<p>Let me try to make a long story short. I was on bc(depo) for about 6 years. About 6 months ago me and my husband decided to start trying to a baby. Since I have been off of&nbsp;bc I have had fairly regular periods enough to where I couldnt guess the day but maybe the week I'd get it.&nbsp; I had my normal period this month I noticed it lasted a little longer than usual but I didnt think anything of it. A day or two afterwards I developed a sore throat and was feeling very lethargic but assumed this was from a virus or something...then&nbsp;a couple&nbsp;days later I was spotting!&nbsp;Since I had already had my period&nbsp;and&nbsp;the sore throat I figured I'd go the the urgent care clinic and get both seen about. They ran a pregnancy test which came back negative and gave me some antibiotic cause they said I had a small&nbsp;bladder infection and a red throat. Today I have full blown period like bleeding. My job stresses me out and I know that stress can cause bleeding but I dont feel more stressed than usual and I've had bladder infections before and I've not had any cramps or frequency to urinate like I usually do with them. My stomach muscles feel a little odd but I have chronic bronchitis so I cough alot this time a year and its not odd for me to cough my stomach muscles sore. The doc said I wasnt pregnant but I did read about something called implantion bleeding...could this be possible? Would this be something they could detect in a clinic? I'm just at odds cause I know this is not normal for me but the doc just seemed anitibiotics would do the trick so I'm not sure if I just just relax or be worried. Anybody had any similar issues before?</p>

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Registered: 10-08-2002

Hello!

I can see why you would be confused.  You have a lot going on!  I'm not a doctor but here is my opinion.  If you just had a period and now you are bleeding again shortly after, I would say it's highly unlikely you are or were pregnant.  Implantation bleeding happens after ovulation and from your post, it sounds like the bleeding started very shortly after your period ended.

Do you know if you are ovulating?  Since Depo Provera suppresses ovulation, it may take awhile for your body to get back on track.  Just because you are having a monthly period, does not mean you are ovulating.  It's called annovulatory bleeding.  Check out this article here.

Another thing that comes to mind is it's possible you have an ovarian cyst.  Those can cause strange bleeding as well.

If you don't get pregnant in the next few months, you may want to explore further testing.  In the mean time, try charting your cycles.  That will tell you if you are ovulating.  It involves taking your temperature every morning before you get out of bed.  This is called your Basal Body Temperature.  There are lots of sites to help you with it.  I did it for years and it's very informative!

Hope that helps some!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2011
Thank you for the response...all this is so new to me. When something unusual happens I'm not sure to be worried or not. Do I do not know if I'm ovulating but its something I will start checking now. Thanks for the info!
Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Come back if you have any more questions!

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