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Why am I bleeding so much?

mv3
Hello everyone! I never thought I’d ask a question on a forum regarding my reproductive health but here I am. I’m 26 years old and never had problems with my period, it can be heavy at times but that’s about it. It usually lasts 5-6 days. This past month of September (11th to be exact) I had my cycle as usual, but started spotting 2 weeks after my period ended (October 4th, 2-3 weeks before my next period). I googled searched and came to the conclusion it could’ve been implantation bleeding, but it continued for more than 2-3 days with a light consistency and no clots. Here I am on day 15 of bleeding but still have no idea what could be the cause. It has gotten a bit heavier  but I am not experiencing any PCOS symptoms, nor symptoms of a cyst or fibroid, I am not on birth control or have any IUD. My breasts are a bit swollen and sore, I did experience tingles and cramping the first/second day of my light bleeding. I was supposed to get my period this week so I’m not sure if the bleeding I'm experiencing is considered implantation, or it just transitioned into my period? I’m so confused lol has anyone else experienced this? How long did you wait until you took a pregnancy test? And what can it be if it’s not implantation?
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Is there a reason that you haven't taken a pregnancy test, just to rule out the possibility? It sounds like it would be accurate by now.
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mv3
I guess I’ve just been waiting for the bleeding to lighten up in case it was too soon for a test.
Pregnancy tests are cheap (especially if you buy them at the Dollar Store) and it's not too soon for a test if your last period came on September 11 unless your cycles are super irregular. So go ahead and test. At least you could take that off your list if it's negative.
mv3
My cycles aren’t irregular so I’ll try a test. Ironically the bleeding stopped yesterday a few hours after posting, but I’ll still be trying a test. Thanks so much for your insight!
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