What do you think? Help please!!

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Registered: 12-16-2007
What do you think? Help please!!
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 1:00pm

Hi Ladies,

I'm not sure what to think right now, so here is a little background info...

My husband and I usually use condoms, but on July 27th, we kind of got caught up in the moment and didn't use one. On July 29th I'm pretty sure I ovulated. Usually the week or so before my period my acne gets horrible and I'm so moody, but this month my acne was actually pretty tame. On August 11th I started my period, it was a light to medium flow like usual. On the 14th it was a lighter flow and turned to brown, eventually fading to brown spotting on the 15th and ending that day. I am usually fine after my periods, but my acne has been bad the past couple days and my boobs have been sore for 2 days, I've been feeling slight twinges (not really cramps, but some sort of feelings?) very low in the abdomen and lower back. So, I guess my real quesiton is, could that have not been my period...could it have been implantaion bleeding?? I've always heard it was just slight spotting, but could it actually be equal to a short period? Or is my body just being weird this month and period symptoms are just lingering?? What do you ladies think? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated, Thanks!


*AUBREY* --- Mommy to Kadin, born on December 3rd 2007 & Korbin, born May 20th 2013!

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Registered: 02-08-2011
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 1:01pm
Hi Aubrey,

It's hard telling what could be going on. I've always thought of implantation bleeding being more of spotting, but I know that some people don't know they are pregnant for a while because their period seems normal (when indeed it is implantation bleeding). Have you taken a test yet to confirm one way or another? If you are still have the symptoms of early pregnancy, I'd recommend just taking a test so you know for sure. I know how the wondering can drive you crazy! Good luck and let us know what you find out!

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