So I'm 19 y/o and this time last year, I had a miscarriage after being 5 weeks pregnant..
Now I had my period 15th of Feb this year, it lasted till the 24th-ish of Feb. Like a normal period.
A few days after my period, my partner and I had sex (unprotected and not on any contraception.) It was going smoothly, until he went in really deep and it hurt, felt like getting stabbed. We stopped, and the next day i had some blood in my undies, I didnt worry about it at first and it went away during the day. We had sex later that night and it happened again. Really painful, only this time i checked and the bleeding was a bit faster and darker.
This lasted 9 days. Roughly till the 5th of March.
It was a slow at first, then really heavy, then stopped for a few hours, then continued. I thought it was never going to end..
It also had a very strong odor. My partner couldn't bear it when I was around.
Ive looked online and some people suggested "Spotting" and that its completely normal.
Anyway, Its now the 29th of March and I haven't had bleeding since, (I guess im late?) I dont know if i should be counting from my period or the spotting? And besides some cramping and one of my nipples is so tender, i can barely touch it. I'm worried that i could be pregnant, is this a possibility? I know i should just take a test, but I'm worried that it will come out positive. I feel awful about what happened last year. I do'nt know if i can take it again.
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The symptoms could indicate possibility of infective causes, endometriosis, cervical erosion/dysplasia, PID, etc. The symptoms of delay in periods, abdominal cramps, tender nipples could suggest pregnancy possibility. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If pregnancy is suspected, or if you miss your periods, or if you have abnormal periods, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
If pregnancy gets confirmed, consider getting serial HCG levels estimated. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. An early ultrasound scan done will help to know if pregnancy is intrauterine or ectopic along with confirmation of gestational age and viability.
If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for your symptoms. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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