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My son is 10 months and exclusively breast fed, my period

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Hello my son is 10 months and exclusively breast fed , my period came last month and am a it worried as this month it looks like it's trying to come but very very light for the last 3 days and it doesn't actually look like a period it's more like the start of a period but it's not getting any heavier by the day? I'm not using contraception either so I am worried now that I am pregnant .... What could this be early sign of pregnancy?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 month ago.

Did your period come before last month, or was that the first one?

Do you wish to become pregnant? Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It was the first one since I've had my boy , we are not purposely planning to become pregnant but if it is that than I guess it is what it is i wouldn't be unhappy at all
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 month ago.

Bleeding around the time of a period is not usually a sign of pregnancy. It's more often due to some hormonal changes, which are not unusual 10 months after having a baby.

I would do a pregnancy test. If it's negative, and your period was due, then it's highly unlikely that you're pregnant.

Then I would just give it some time to see what happens with your periods.

I don't think that you're pregnant. If you don't wish to be, I'd suggest using something for birth control. Best wishes.

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