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Hi there.
I'm a 21 year old gal who just got married in july. I went off of birth control (the ring) in the middle or so of june. Now, I haven' t been able to get pregnant yet.
However, my past two periods have been reallllly weird (augusts and septembers). August's period lasted only a couple hours longer than a day, and I only had slight cramping after I had sex.

I just got my september's period today. The period matter was quite strange in texture. It's also very light and when I went to the bathroom about an hour ago and wiped, there was no blood. I have zero cramping and my breasts are not tender at all. Also, the day before my period, I normally have the runs, but not this month.

My periods normally last about 4 days and are very heavy. My last period I didn't need to use a pad or tampon and i'm guessing that I wont have to this time either. I usually was not regular at all, but this period came exactly 4 weeks after my last one did

anyone have any idea what this could be or what's going on? Is it because I recently came off the ring? Am I pregnant and just am having very light periods anyways? I've taken quite a few home pregnancy tests in the past 2 months, but they've all come up negative.

Someone help me.
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replied September 3rd, 2006
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Re: Trying to Get Pregnant
tanyaherx wrote:
hi there.

I'm a 21 year old gal who just got married in july. I went off of birth control (the ring) in the middle or so of june. Now, I haven' t been able to get pregnant yet.

However, my past two periods have been reallllly weird (augusts and septembers). August's period lasted only a couple hours longer than a day, and I only had slight cramping after I had sex.


I just got my september's period today. The period matter was quite strange in texture. It's also very light and when I went to the bathroom about an hour ago and wiped, there was no blood. I have zero cramping and my breasts are not tender at all. Also, the day before my period, I normally have the runs, but not this month.


My periods normally last about 4 days and are very heavy. My last period I didn't need to use a pad or tampon and i'm guessing that I wont have to this time either. I usually was not regular at all, but this period came exactly 4 weeks after my last one did

anyone have any idea what this could be or what's going on? Is it because I recently came off the ring? Am I pregnant and just am having very light periods anyways? I've taken quite a few home pregnancy tests in the past 2 months, but they've all come up negative.

Someone help me.


sounds like your body could be adjusting to not being on the ring anymore. Your periods may be different now that you aren't using hormones. Being regular is an excellent sign of ovulation though. Don't fret, it can take some couples a year to get pregnant.

Good luck!
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replied September 3rd, 2006
Hi tanya:
i would agree with ingi, your body is likely adjusting. I was on the pill for a few years and it took nearly two years to get pregnant afterwards because it messed up my cycles so badly. I'd go months without one for no reason. A midwife friend of mine teaches in her natural family planning classes that it can take up to half as long [as you were on the hormone birth control] for your cycles to become normal again.

After many frustrating months of watching my cycle do weird things, I ended up seeing a fertility specialist who prescribed clomistene (clomid) and some ampicillan (good for cervical fluid). One month's worth seemed to kick start my system--i got pregnant that month, and am currently pregnant with number four--all the rest completely natural (and big surprises! You get used to thinking, 'i don't get pregnant easily')

best of luck to you,

prsmama
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