Period, Breast Sensitivity, Nipple Discharge, Pregnancy?
Okay, I understand that it is not physically possible to have a period while you are pregnant, but that sometimes a woman can continue to have bleeding that conicides with your normal period. For lack of a better term, I was will refer to the bleeding as a 'period'.
Here is my situation: The last time I had sex was in the beginning of September, probably the 1st or 2nd. I started my period as normal on the 10th of September. My last one started on the 7th of this month (October). I normally experience extreme breast sensitivity/tenderness beginning around 7 days before my period and once my period starts it goes away. Like clockwork, last month this happened, but the tenderness has yet to go away.
I am also experiencing nipple discharge in a variety of colors (greenish, brownish, grayish, milky and clear). This is not a spontaneous discharge. It only happens if I squeeze my breasts or they are otherwise manipluated (as in a self-breast exam). I am confident there is not infection as I understand that the discharge would be localized to one duct. This is not the case. Many ducts are emitting the discharge. I've also been told that the unusual discharge is not a symptom of pregnancy, but from my research online I have discovered that it indeed can be.
Today I experienced some spotting. I have had this at times in the past, but without the other symptoms. I feel like I am about to start my period, but it should not show up for another week. I have not other symptoms besides the breast issues and the spotting.
I have an aunt who continued to have her 'period' for several months into her pregnancy. She didn't even realize she was pregnant. So I have a concern this could be the case with me. If so, this would be an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy so I need to take care of things as soon as possible. I also do not have medical insurance. I don't want to see a doctor unless absolutely necessary.
By the way, I am 34 and am not on any prescription medications or hormones.
My questions are:
What are the chances that I actually could be pregnant?
If a woman continues to have her 'period' while she is pregnant, when does this normally stop?
Thanks in advance for all replies.
Last edited by maddiekisses; 10-29-2007 at 10:08 PM.