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bleeding between periods. whats going on.?!

Since my last period on nov 25 i have had what started out as pink spotting, turnd brown, then turn reddish brown, then brown, now reddish brown. There is cramping but not unberable, headaches, and tender breasts. My period was 3 days instead of 7 as usual. At 16-18 i had dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Had internal and external ultra sounds when i had dub and nothing was out of the ordinary. They put me on birth control. I stopd taking it 4 months ago. Am sexually active with my fiance. Dont know if i may be pregnant or whats going on. I need help.! Scared im having fertility issues : ((
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replied December 20th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms (persistent spotting, shorter periods, abdominal cramps, headaches, breast tenderness) could suggest chances of pregnancy if you have stopped your birth control use and if your fertility levels have returned back. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. If you do not get periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop any new symptoms, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
Take care.



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