last month I suffered a miscarriage and now I hate when my partner even touches me, I feel disgusting. now this month my period is late, is that normal after a miscarriage?Click to Reveal Answer
How devastating for you experiencing a miscarriage and you have been left with that sense that you do not want to be touched by your partner right now. Everyone will experience different feelings following a miscarriage there is no ‘normal’. Talk to your partner; make sure he understands how you feel.
Sometimes men can be feeling equally unhappy and confused about something like a miscarriage but feel they have to be strong for you, let him know you are not great right now and allow him to open up as well; often seeing how he is hurting as well can be helpful for you.
Your period being late has confused you, if you are having unprotected sex then it may be wise to take a pregnancy test to put your mind at rest, but yes it can take your body a few weeks to get back to normal, although you may well be fertile straight away. Often it is advised that you are best to give your body and mind a few months to heal before trying to become pregnancy again.
There is a really good counselling service in Dundee specifically for women who have experienced pregnancy loss CLICK HERE to read more and call for an appointment, it may well help to talk things through.
Come back any time and consider trying the 121 service her CLICK HERE to read more about this.
Why is my period getting earlyer each monthClick to Reveal Answer
Hi there. Thanks for coming to Cool2Talk with your question.
It sounds like your periods have been a bit irregular.
You have irregular periods if the length of your menstrual cycle (the gap between your periods starting) keeps changing.
Your periods may come early or late.
The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, although it's normal for it to be a bit shorter or longer than this.
After puberty, many women develop a regular cycle with a similar length of time between periods. But it's not uncommon for it to vary by a few days each time.
There are many possible causes of irregular periods. Sometimes they may just be normal for you. This includes puberty - your periods can be irregular for the first year or two after puberty.
If you are concerned about your periods you might consider speaking to your GP. They'll be able to advise you further.
We hope this has helped. Please feel free to come back if there's anything else we can help you with.
I’ve been on birth control for over a year now but I’ve noticed a few times that after unprotected sex with my boyfriend I’ve been bleeding (usually just spotting) but last night I started to bleed during and it was quite a lot. I’ve been tested and so has my boyfriend so I know it’s not an STD and I am due to go on my break from the pill this week so I’m 4 days away from starting my period so it could be that. But thought I’d ask and see because it was more blood than usual. Thank youClick to Reveal Answer
Sometimes contraception can cause irregular bleeding. It usually settles down but some people may experience it for longer than others. t's great that you've both been tested but if this is happening regularly after sex it's worth having a chat with your GP or a sexual health clinic again, just to double check there's no other reason for the bleeding.
You can find details of your local sexual health service HERE.
So one of my testicles is a bit tender / sore what does this mean ?Click to Reveal Answer
It may be that you've knocked, bashed or slightly twisted your testicle and this has made it tender. Pain like this can also be caused by an infection of some kind. Unfortunately we can't diagnose anything over the site, it's always best to have pain like this checked out by a GP or at a sexual health clinic. You can find your nearest clinic if you CLICK HERE.
If I choose to have an abortion do I need someone over the age of 16 as I’m 15Click to Reveal Answer
It can feel really overwhelming to find out your pregnant and like you have to make some big decisions. CLICK HERE for our infozone on this, this gives you information on all your options, including abortion & your rights.
You can get any medical treatment including an abortion, and you are entitled to confidentiality. If you are aged between 14-16 you do not need to take someone with you for your first clinic or doctor's appointment , but it is requested that if returning for the procedure you have someone over 16 with you. This does not have to be a parent but you are encouraged to involve them or another adult, for example another family member or friend. This is so you feel supported afterwards.
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