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Old 01-28-2009, 11:19 AM
Location: 4th Largest City in the U.S.
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Hi everyone, quick rundown on me: college student who is not sexually active, 20 yrs old & not on birth control. Long story short: stress really affects my period & I haven't had a normal flow since October (November I skipped due to a breakup , December I spotted & I got it in January over the MLK holiday (it was only about 4 days though...)

My periods usually last for about 5-6 days & go from heavy to light. I went to the restroom this morning around 7am & found the toilet bowl red (sorry for the image) & I put on a pad, but then this morning around 10 & it was more brown than red...

What is going on? I've had irregular periods since I was 11 but now that I'm 20, they have been acting up more than ever...I told my mom & she said that the next time I come home, we'd visit an ob-gyn...Is this normal?
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:29 AM
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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If your periods are not regular I wouldn't worry too much. But mom knows best, and a visit to your GYN is in order. Brown blood is usually old blood so it could be the stress is wrecking havoc on your system. Try to reduce the stress if possible.

Don't feel bad, I had my period on January 5th and got it again on my birthday January 17th. But I just turned 48. Same weekend as you...maybe it was a full moon?
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:59 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I've never had a "regular" period. Assuming that you're in good health and go to the GYN regularly, this is probably "just one of those things".
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:42 PM
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I would just go get a check up if your fertility is important to your future. Since you just got out of a relationship I would get a full screening for all stds as well. I personally was never regular until after 23 and I was healthy. The body can double ovulate though which would cause the double period and happens to people as they get regular.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:59 PM
Location: Maine
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Some women have bleeding during ovulation.

I recommend the book, "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weschler to every woman out there. Every woman should have a basic knowledge of how her body works, and it will help you determine if you actually have a problem and need to see and doctor.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:03 PM
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Might want to have your thyroid checked out, it can cause lots of things.
Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:08 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Your doctor will get you straightened out, but in the meantime, don't worry about it. Many women have irregular periods.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:02 PM
Location: 4th Largest City in the U.S.
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Thanks for the replies everyone! It's only the second day so my flow is still heavy (again, sorry for the graphic nature of the post). Anyway, I'm wondering if I should even expect it for the month of February? I'm going to the Dr.'s next month when I go home for the weekend...
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:39 PM
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what happen when u have period twice a month.........is it a bad thing or good..
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:00 AM
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Hi, im 35 and , i had last months my periods on time but this month at 7th july , i has spot brown for 5 days, and on the time of 11.th July my period started same time i was expected normally and finished at 18.th
i had sex at 20, 23, 24.25 th july ... at 26 i had my second peiod very weird started with less blood but not too much brownish almost blood at 2.3.4. i have very huge bleeding at 5,67 i had half now im at 4 august and being 10 days still bleeding but red/ and brown mix color but so less.. im so scared coz :
7 to 11th spot brown, 11 to 18 my normal period in normal time and look, 26 till now second one long, heavy one in same month ??????? is it ant pregnancy or SLD, or cancer??? or only hormonal???
BTW i had no sex between june and July period before.... Pls help me.. thank you.
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