My cycle is about 23 days. Period usually lasts 7-8 days. My last period started September 24th and only lasted 5 days, with day 5 being really light. For a few months I've been feeling queasy once to twice a day, tired more than usual, and my breasts are bigger and feel different. Was suposed to start my next period on the 17th, but it just started this morning, and it is only when I go to the bathroom, and it started out really light. It is usually on time, so when the day passed, even my husband noticed. Whats going on? Even today my breasts still feel different and had nausea this morning while trying to eat breakfast.
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Few women can experience period like bleeding at expected period time also known as decidual bleeding. Shorter and lighter periods could also be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms. Wait and watch for your next periods or observe your current periods. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Blood HCG levels can show accurate results as early as about 11 days post-conception. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating gynecologist and report any unusual symptoms immediately.
"Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals.
For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our
medical experts page.
You may also visit our Am I Pregnant , for moderated patient to patient support and information.
The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.