In August 2009, I got the contraceptive implant inserted in my arm. A side effect of the implant is irregular periods (generally returning to normal within 6 months). I did experience irregular period so I decided to keep track of when I got my period, how long it lasted and how heavy it was. By January 2010, my period had seemed to be falling into its regular cycle (about every 28/29 days, lasting around 5 days). In April 2010, my period was only 2 days long and nothing more then a bit of spotting. It is now July 14th and I was due for my period on the 12th.. but still nothing (4 months without a normal period).
Along with the missed period, I have also experienced a bit of nausea (after eating and when smelling strong smells), although I never did throw up. I have also experienced back pain, sore boobs (only some days), headaches, fatigue and light headedness, which are all signs of pregnancy as I was told. I have also experienced weird “pulling” feelings in my abdomen and unusual feelings when touching my belly, and I can no longer sleep on my belly as it is too uncomfortable.
I have taken many home pregnancy tests, all with a negative result. I am confused because i seem to be experiencing signs of pregnancy but the tests are saying I'm not. If the “period” in April was spotting due to the egg implanting, I have calculated myself to be around 17 weeks pregnant (if i am). I am a bit bigger then the average person so I cannot notice if I'm getting a bigger belly or not, although my belly does seem to be quite a bit firmer.
Also while i was driving home the other night i was trying to work out when i would have conceived (if i did) and came to the conclusion it would have been the 27th of march. I had sex that morning and although we used protection, we did take off the condom half way through and used the “pull out” method instead. The 27th would have been the 11th day of my cycle meaning 3 days later would have been my most fertile time of the month.
Help! Please, I'm only 17 and there's no way i can ask my mom about this!
i had exactly the same problems and didnt have a period for 4months. i went to docs and had blood tests done and all come back fine and a week later i came on. i believe it was all down to stress which stopped my period. we are also tryin for a baby. hope this helped xxx
Stephieee, You are doing a lot of thinking, worrying and stressing about being pregnant - and you cannot even confirm that you are pregnant.
Go and see your doctor. Go and see your doctor NOW. They will do a blood test. If you are not pregnant, they will look at other things like PCOS or a hormonal imbalance. Tell your mom you have irregular periods and want to see your doctor if you cannot do this on your own.
I do not understand? You have to be 22 before they do a pregnancy test? 22 Years old? 22 july? 22 Before they determine why your cycles are that irregular?
Irregular cycles and pregnancy tests does not have anything to do with your age. These are both 'conditions' that needs to be diagnosed and treated.
If you are talking to your doctor about infertility, they might want to wait. Normally they will not consider infertility until you have been actively trying to get pregnant for at least 12 months without success.
"but there is no harm in trying" What are you trying?
Hi, I have have the exact same thing! I been having a tiny teaspoon of blood every 2- 3 months... I have sore breats, tired, nausea, heartburn, sore back and tummy and my partner says im cranky. I have done three pregnancy test 1st said negative, 2nd said positive 3rd said negative.... I have a doctors appointment this afternoon... will let you know how I get on
Hey omg im the same had it put.in.lik 6months ago had.one.period.n.then nothing from it appart from a few months ago.i had stai.ing one day n also hot flashes took 3pregnancy tests all negitive n they.wont.confirm pregnancys at my gp clinic. Also i have a ten month old baby n im only 19 i dont.want more yet aww heeelllp
Hi I'm coming up to my last cycle of my implant and i've recently been feeling really tired and feeling sick plus a spot of bleeding too. what should i do, i took a test a month ago and nothing came back to say i was pregnant, but what are the changes are for me, I've also been going off some food and today i haven't eaten much apart from at tea time. What should i do, I'm 23 and i'm not ready and my long term boyfriend isn't either.
I'm literally going through everything you have just said! I have the implant in my arm and I still have my periods every now and then but they are extremely light so me and my boyfriend still have sex, is it still possible to get pregnant on the implant of you still have your period?? Sorry if its a silly question I just don't know much about it?