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abnormal periods?! bleeding blood

I'm not sure if some things wrong or if I'm being silly. I've always had regular periods - like clockwork. 3 months I started spotting a week before my period and then bled heavily for a week. I went to the doctor and had an ultra sound, concluding it was a possible miscarriage. The next month I bled heavily and was in pain but figured this was my body resetting itself. I've been pmsing which I never get. This month I was a week late, I took 3 pregnancy tests and all negative. I had really bad nausea and cramps for 2 weeks. The bleeding started today, its not really coming out on the pad but when I go to the bathroom (which is a lot) blood comes out as a thick steady stream along side urine. I'm having pain and its hard to concentrate but its not severe. Is this normal or how severe? Should I get checked out? Now or later? Thank you for any advice you give me
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replied August 31st, 2013
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Having PMS symptoms, delayed and altered/lighter bleeding that you describe could indicate pregnancy possibility if you had been sexually active after your last periods. If you are suspecting chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Sometimes you can keep getting false negative results with urine pregnancy test kits during early pregnancy as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 18-20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods). The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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