Spots - AF on the way, or implantation?

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Spots - AF on the way, or implantation?
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 10:05am

I could use your advice. Hope it is not too much info. Thursday night I had pinkish spotting (only when I wipe), nothing yesterday until evening, brownish (again only when I wiped). Nothing since. What could this be - an early period? period coming soon? implantation?

I am not charting. My cycles are typically 35 days. LMP 3/5. According to the interactive pregnancy calendar I should have ovulated somewhere 3/22 to 3/26. CM confirmed this, but I didn't write down the date ! I figured we had all our bases covered ;=)

Pinkish spotting 8-12dpo. Is this too late to be implantation bleeding? When can I test? Doctor says call back after a positive test. I don't expect AF before 4/9, but that would not be 10 days past implantation if in fact that is what I had. Should I wait until 4/13? Don't know if I can.

I don't remember spotting a week or so before AF. Does anyone else?

HELP! Thanks. Very nervous, don't expect to be able to sustain a pregnancy anyway(0/3, all early and very early m/c after 2 successful pregnancies) but one step at a time, right?

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:11am
Hello Sunshine ... It could very well be implantation spotting. It can occur between 8 and 12 dpo. The only thing you can do now is stay come and think positive happy pink and blue thoughts. In a few days you will be able to use an HPT. I hope this one sticks for you! Good Luck!
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 10:40pm
the same thing happened to me last week (april 2 &3) at about 7-8 dpo i had pinkish discarge only when i wiped once on tuesday, and then twice on wednesday (on of those were brownish). i am suppost to start on this week on april 8th. hopefully i am pg. i was wondering if this was implantation bleeding also. i m/c back in jan so my af's still havent regulated.