Spotting Question -Please Help

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Registered: 10-06-2011
Spotting Question -Please Help
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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 11:29pm
This has probably been asked a million times but do you count spotting or actual flow as day 1 of period?

I have seen various answers but find it hard to calculate my fertile days.

I started spotting(like a reddish brown color) on the 19th but did'nt start flowing until the 22nd.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 12:46pm
No worries...I used to spot a lot pre-af & always counted spotting as day 1 before I knew any better :) Fx'd for a positive opk soon!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 11:46am

Thank You soo much for the response. That would make today my CD16. I have been using the daily First Reponse

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 12:26am
Flow is cd1. The crappy spotting comes at the end of your cycle during your luteal phase (lp), so for example, you might have a 12 day lp with 2 days of spot. Hope you have better luck this time around :)

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