Spotting on Prometrium

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Registered: 12-19-2006
Spotting on Prometrium
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 9:37pm

Hi Ladies,

I have been recently diagnosed with PCOS.  I recently went to the gynecologist because I haven't had a period in 7 months.  An internal ultrasound showed that I had PCOS.  SInce I haven't had a period in so long, my doctor decided to prescribe me 200 mg of prometrium once a day  for 14 days as well as ordering a blood test to check my hormone levels.  I haven't gotten my blood test results back yet because my doctor wanted me to take the prometrium for 14 days and then call when/ if I got my period and then she would discuss treatment options.  Well fast forward to tonight, I am on day 8 of prometrium and noticed a very small amount of pink spotting.  Really it is (and I am sorry if this is TMI) one occurance of light pink streaking in clear cervical mucus.  So my question is, is this my period or is it just spotting?  Is it possible to get "breakthrough bleeding" similar to what you get on birth control while on progesterone only?  Can this be "breakthrough bleeding"? I was under the impression that you won't get your period until you stop the medicine.  I haven't missed any pills so far.  Obviously if this continues I will call my doctor but I figured I would check here to see if anyone else has experienced this.

Also, just as background, I am in my later 20's and about 5'4" and about 105 lbs.  

Thanks so much in advance for your help!

Monday update:  the spotting is continuing but mainly just when I run and a few times while wiping after using the restroom.

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Registered: 03-13-2001
Re: Spotting on Prometrium
Sat, 07-28-2012 - 2:02pm
I hope that you got AF. What did your doc say? Laura

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