Strange period..or miscarriage..or pregnant??

Patient : I am a 31 yr. old female. I have been off of birth control since June and have not conceived. I have had a period every month since I came off the pill, although they have varied in cycle legnth. This past cycle, I had sex 1 day before I ovulated (or atleast I believe I OV, I had symptoms of it). Starting 2 days later, I had a dull, constant cramping for 10 days (didn't hurt, more annoying then anything). That stopped and 2 days later I started getting real cramps, but only on my left side. Now, I have never cramped for more then an hour or 2 prior to AF beginning, it has never only been on 1 side and has never has lasted longer then an hour or two into AF. But, I thought AF was going to start..nothing. I had the same thing happen for the next 4 days..spiratic cramps on the left side but no AF(after 3 days of it, I did test and it said negative). On the night of the 5th day of this, I got a migraine which is not something I normally get. The next morning I woke with spotting and thought AF was starting. An hour later, I was overcome by the most severe cramps I have ever had..I was in tears and the pain was taking my breath away. It was also accompanied by pretty heavy bleeding. For the next 4 days, I went between feeling no pain and having minimal bleeding to sudden onset of cramps again and the bleeding picked up. The bleeding completely stopped mid-day yesterday (which was the 4th day), not even the yucky remnants after the period. But I still have cramps today. What is going on?? Did I miscarry? Is my body really just acting crazy trying to renormalize itself after being on BCP for years? Why do I still have cramps??
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, am having a crypic pregnancy. I am about 31 fetal weeks, 33 gestational weeks. I am now having.daily Braxton hick...

Q: Can I take Tylenol when pregnant? I am a 32 year old women who is 28 weeks pregnant. I've had some massive splitting ...

Q: Insulin does not cross the placenta but glucose does, how will the baby’s body handle elevated glucose in the m...

Q: Is it possible to get pregnant while on the implanon? And if so, would the fetus survive or would it die with the imp...

Q: I have been on BCP for a while..It it normal to still breakthrough bleed? The blood is dark red to brown what can I d...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon