Need help/advice regarding spotting

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Need help/advice regarding spotting
Sat, 04-12-2003 - 3:19pm
This is my first month off BCP. I have been charting and FF said I O'd on day 17 (which is normal to me b/c I have long cycles off the pill). My temps were steadily climbing up up up and then this morning took a nosedive back down to coverline. I just started light watery spotting, which would be an 8 day luteal phase-or maybe this is not true AF? I have never really had "spotting" outside of AF before. I know I'm not pg since we've been abstaining this month. Can anyone help? If this is true AF< isn't that too short for a luteal phase? I'm hoping to get pg next month.



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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sat, 04-12-2003 - 3:43pm

If this is your first cycle off BCP, I wouldn't worry at all. Yes, an 8 day LP is short, however, it can take awhile for your body to regulate itself after coming off the pill. You may start AF tomorrow or spot for several days and then start or stop spotting all together and start later. Any way you cut it, it's definitely too early to worry. Give your body 2-3 cycles off the pill before you get concerned. Most likely, your cycle will be back to normal in a couple months, if not sooner. GL! -Anne