Period vs. Spotting-- advice please!!

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Registered: 08-04-2006
Period vs. Spotting-- advice please!!
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 1:52pm

Hey ladies.

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 7:29pm
You could be spotting before you actual cycle starts. It could also be something more serious like a cyst that might be delaying AF but you're still getting old blood. I would consider calling your OB/GYN and getting their opinion on it. They'd give you a much more accurate answer as to what it could be or if it's completely normal. Good Luck!

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Registered: 10-04-2011
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 8:23pm

with my first I was due for my period and that is all I very very lightly.... my friend suggested I may be pregnant.. so I went home and took a pregnancy test..and sure enough. I was!! SO this could be a sign that your pregnant!! =)

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Registered: 07-10-2008
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 11:08pm
In my case, I do that pretty much every month before AF arrives, but if this is not normal for you, maybe it could be a good sign?? If you are worried, call your doctor to be sure its nothing that needs to be checked out like low progesterone, as brown spotting can be a symptom. Good luck!
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Registered: 06-24-2007
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 3:37pm

I almost always spot before AF actually begins. I also had spotting during my first pregnancy so really IMO it could be either. You could post a pic of a test you took and let everyone else take a look see.