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    Help! Worried....
    Lost_Liger13 posted:
    i need help agian!
    its the new month and my period is 8 days late! is this normal? i was under a great deal of stress becuz i was in a behavioral hospital aka psych ward for being suicidal, homicidal and full of rage/anger. Last month i had a 18 day long period an lost what seemed to be vaginal tissue. I never had a period that long before and now im late this month.
    Should i take a preggo test?
    what do you think about this?
    phoenixfire76 responded:
    Your period is probably late due to stress, but it couldn't hurt to take a test with 1st morning urine to be sure.

    Best of Luck.
    Lost_Liger13 replied to phoenixfire76's response:
    thanks phoenix
    ill make sure to buy one when i go home
    hgreenwood7058 responded:
    You should go ahead and take a UPT (urine pregnancy test) with the first morning urine. You should also make an appt with your PCP or OB/GYN if it comes back negative. You may have either had a previous miscarriage or you may have had an ovarian cyst that had ruptured. The other reasons for funky periods are also things such as endometreosis and fibroids. You should be able to get a positive now if you are indeed pregnant. If you are indeed pregnant and are certain medications including for depression,anxiety, or anything to that extent you will want to still contact your PCP as they may have to change your medication so that is doesn't harm the baby. Good luck
    Lost_Liger13 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
    hey everyone
    i took a pregnent test yesturday and it was negative
    but i still havent started my period yet
    havent had anymore weird dark white tissue stuff either
    perhaps i should get a doctors appointment set up

    an the meds im on is :
    Sertraline (Zoloft) 100mg
    Seroquel 25mg

    wasnt sure if knowing the meds would help any in this situation
    hgreenwood7058 replied to Lost_Liger13's response:
    I do think you should consider making an appt with your doctor. You should make it about one week out so just in case you start your period. This is the information on the medications that you had mentioned.

    Quetiapine is classified as FDA pregnancy category C. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. However, when quetiapine was administered to rats or rabbits during the period of organogenesis, evidence of embryo/fetal toxicity was observed, including delays in skeletal ossification, minor soft tissue anomalies, and reduced body weight. In addition, maternal toxicity (decreases in body weight gain and/or death) was observed in these studies. Therefore, use during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.Breast-feeding
    Animal studies have shown that quetiapine is excreted into breast milk. Although this has not been established in humans, the drug should not be used in women who are breast-feeding.

    Sertraline is classified as FDA pregnancy category C. Animal teratology studies with sertraline have failed to show an increased risk of fetal malformations, however, an increase in stillbirths and pup deaths during the first few days after birth has been noted in animal studies where sertraline was initiated in the last trimester of gestation. Animal studies have also shown that SSRIs downregulate serotonin receptors in the fetal cortex and that these changes can be present for a period of time after birth; the effect on neurological development is unknown. The applicability of any of these findings to humans is also unknown. A prospective, cohort study was conducted to evaluate the outcome of infants born to 267 women who took an SSRI during pregnancy (of whom 147 took sertraline). Compared with a neonatal control group, SSRI-exposed infants had similar rates of major malformation, spontaneous and elective abortion, and stillbirth.[25007> Mean birth weight and gestational age were similar among the two groups of newborns. Epidemiologic reports suggest an association between maternal use of SSRIs after 20 weeks gestation and the development of persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn (see Adverse Reactions).[32025> There are insufficient data to determine if the risk of PPHN is comparable among SSRIs or is associated with all SSRIs. Women who are pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy, and currently taking sertraline should consult with their physician about whether to continue taking it. A prospective study of pregnant women receiving antidepressant treatment found that only 26% of women maintained on their antidepressant had relapsed versus 68% of those who had discontinued their medication.[32476> The manufacturer recommends the use of sertraline in pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
    Sertraline should be used with caution in breast-feeding mothers because of the excretion of the drug into breast milk. Patients should advise their physician of their intention to breast-feed. Because of its slow elimination, consideration should be given to the possible presence of the drug for a prolonged period after discontinuation of therapy. Other SSRIs (e.g., fluoxetine) have been observed to cause increased irritability, colic, vomiting, and decreased sleep in infants. The effects of sertraline on a breast-feeding infant are unknown. A few case reports of sertraline use in lactation are available and although low sertraline blood concentrations were detected, no adverse events in infants have been noted. The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested that SSRI use during breast-feeding may be of concern. If breast-feeding is continued, the infant should be observed for evidence of adverse effects.
    Lost_Liger13 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
    thanks for the information, but i am not pregnent nor was

    and i should of started my period on the 15th and its now the 27th...could my body still be getting regulated from the previous month since it was 18 days long?
    i looked up ovarian cyst and ovarian cyst burts and it said that the pain from them can vary on the size of them. so can the extra bleeding during your period.
    Last night i was laying around in bed when i heard this loud pop noise that came from my ovary/ lower belly area.
    should i be worried about that as well? i didnt have any pain but the sound was loud...
    hgreenwood7058 replied to Lost_Liger13's response:
    That is a little bit odd. But Yes sometimes your body can take a little longer to regulate. You don't always have pain with ovarian cysts either, sometimes you do and sometimes you don't. And they do very in size and yes it does sometimes account for the extra bleeding when they rupture. I do think you should make an appointment for the doctor though. They may decide to watch you to see how you are or they may have you get an ultrasound to see whats going on in your ovaries and uteris and such depending on the physician they may give you medication to help you start your period after awhile if you haven't started. Does anyone else in your family have female problems? This is also something you may want to mention to the doctor if you have a positive family history of Ovarian Cysts,PCOS,Endometreosis, Fibroids,Cancer ect.. because they will sometimes do extra testing in those cases.
    Lost_Liger13 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
    i know that every other female had to get a hysterectme
    my grandma did
    aunt didnt
    aunt did
    mom didnt
    am i next?

    the youngest age in my family to get one was 23 and im gonna be 20 in august. with all these problems maybe i will be next. i dont really know why my family had to get them though, but i do know it was for problems.

    i had a little bit of pink discharge last night so maybe im gonna be starting my period agian soon or beginning of next month. If i do my regular date time is probaly never gonna be the same agian. If i do start soon and have longer than 7 days im making a doc appointment.
    hgreenwood7058 replied to Lost_Liger13's response:
    Making an appt is a good idea. They would not do a hysterectomy on you that young unless you had a condition such as cancer in which they would have to. They would wait until your done having kids or around the age of 25 if you decide you don't want children. But just based off no period and a little bit of funky discharge they would not consider it. They would do a lot more testing.I have had irregular periods since I was 11. Started my menses when I was approx 9. I found out the I had hemorragic cysts that would rupture when I was about 12 or 13 and when I was 14 I found out I had PCOS. So I have had to be on birth control off and on since I was 13 to help prevent scar tissue so that way when I am ready to start trying to conceive I will have a better chance. Just being off birth control for a little while last year because my last one ended up giving me high blood pressure I had one 05/15,07/02 and 08/31. So I understand why it is a little worrisome. When I am done having children I will have a hysterectomy because I have a family history of cancer and female issues. I think you should be fine but you should make an appt if your periods continue to be irregular. Best of luck.

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