Spotting for 4 days!?!?

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Registered: 05-26-2005
Spotting for 4 days!?!?
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Sat, 07-17-2010 - 11:45pm
My husband & I are not actively TTC but we're not doing anything to prevent. Therefore, I have not been keeping track of ovulation. So....my period is due this weekend but I started spotting on Wed (brown, sometimes light pink) & it has been pretty constant for the past 4 days. Not quite sure what to make of it. Only other symptom is backache & REALLY(!) weepy. I am never like this. Everything I watch is making me cry. Any insight??? Thanks!!
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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 7:26am
That happened to me last month. I spotted for four days before AF started. I dont know why.......It's kind of annoying.





 


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Registered: 10-27-2005
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 8:26am

Obviously, it could be implantation bleeding or early AF. it is hard to say!! I only had IB once, it was one glob of brownish mucus, and no more. others have said it lasts and lasts (but is usually old blood, so always brown).

i REALLY thought i was seeing IB last month, as i had 2-3 days of brown/light pink spotting, very light. Never turned into AF. Turned out that that was my first PP AF, so who knows.

GL!! Time will tell!


+ Jenny +

Dh Tighe

6.5 yo DD Jane

3.5 yo DS Edgar

1 yo DS Hugo

Ready for #4 any day :-)






Please excuse typos, i am either nursing at keyboard or suffering from another MS attack ;-)


+ Jenny +

Dh Tighe
6.5 yo DD Jane
4 yo DS Edgar
1.5 yo DS Hugo
Baby #4 due 08/14/11


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Registered: 07-11-2007
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 1:32pm

Hi and welcome! In my experience, implantation bleeding was extremely light (mine was actually pink streaks in mucus with DS 1) and I only had it once or twice for one day. On the other hand, for the last 3 cycles, I've had days of spotting before AF (as many as 6). That can be a symptom of low progesterone so mine was checked last month and was fine. ?? Yet it continued until I started having bright red bleeding. My periods have also been lighter, probably because of all the spotting before. This month I'm at 12 dpo and NO spotting! I'm so excited but waiting to take a test. =)

I'd guess that you are just having premenstrual spotting, but if you're concerned about it, you can always take a test!

Good luck and I hope you get the answer you want--

Becca
TTC #3
Cycle #4
Becca
Baby #3 due March 23, 2011
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Registered: 05-26-2005
Sun, 07-18-2010 - 2:11pm
Well AF started this morning so I guess this was just one of those screwy cycles...who knows