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Question from a "stranger" (tmi) UPDATE

EDIT: I'm definitely scratching my head. I guess I'm starting my period earlier than ever before, cuz that is the only explanation. I had that super scant brown stretchy discharge through-out the day yesterday. It got a little darker at the end of the night, but still pretty light in color. Nothing all night. This morning I went to the bathroom and when I wiped, there was very small light pink spot on my toilet paper. I have never spotted pink before a period (that sounds weird maybe, but I always spot brown for like 4 days or so, not thick discharge, just brown on my tp) and usually when I start, it's crazy heavy the first day with heavy cramping and then goes light, but I guess that is what is happening(?) I put a panty liner on since I suppose I'm starting...this just all seems so weird. I usually have cravings and get moody when I'm about to start my period, and neither of those is happening at all. I'm not under stress, actually less than usual since last week I took a 3 day vacation to Monterey with just the hubby and we had an amazing time!

So weird. I dislike such big changes to my cycle without explanation.

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Hi girls Smile I know I never post and I have a laundry list of excuses why, but I'll bypass that for now!I have a question that has been bugging me and I don't know who to ask. Okay so, my period started January 2nd and lasted until like January 6th. We DTD the 8th, 11th, 13th, 19th, and 21st. I am not on birth control, not TRYING to get pregnant, and using a condom. We did not, however, use a condom on...geez probably not on any of those times except the 8th maybe. My husband wants to get a vasectomy but won't set the appointment and then does this sort of thing, which confuses me. Anyway, when we had sex on the 21st, after he finished, he noticed that I had bled a lot and it was bright red. He said I must have started my period. Um, no. I'm not due until the 30th, and would probably start spotting like 3-4 days before that. I have *never* ever had bleeding between periods, EVER. I went to the bathroom, took a shower, and had no further bleeding at all. I still have had no further bleeding, but have noticed the last two days I have had VERY scant light brown sticky kind of discharge maybe 2-3 times in the day when I wipe or on my underwear. It's not spotting at all, it's kind of weird. I even took a picture of it but I don't know why cuz I'd never show anyone, haha.Anyway, any thoughts? I'm concerned that something is wrong with me. I had no pain during that sexual experience, and it was a "quickie" so it's not like I would expect to be irritated "down there" or anything. I scheduled an appointment with my gyno because I'm about due for my yearly, but that isn't until February 16th. I don't know where else to ask this and I'm hoping someone has some kind of experience with something similar.Thank you in advance girls!

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Hi Melanie!!

How long has AF been back? I've had two and so far I've had exactly what you've described about 1.5 weeks before the big shebang each time. I never had this happen before I got pregnant and it scares the bejeezus out of me each time because all I can think is "OMG implantation bleeding!" I've got an IUD and DTD is pretty infrequent so ... erm ... no, it's not implantation bleeding. Just super weird uteran torture. I hope that's all it is for you. I think its perfectly fine to wait 2 weeks until your annual. You'll have a better idea of what's going on by then especially if AF doesn't show up.

As for your confused DH, he needs to understand that DTD without a condom does not equal not trying. They seem to have difficulty with that concept.

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AF has been back since Emma was around 3 months old. Never had anything like this. Been off birth control for at least five months. I had implantation bleeding with four out if my five pregnancies and it was nothing like that was, so I don't think that was it either. Hmm...

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If it was a quickie perhaps you weren't well lubricated and he gently ripped something. You probably wouldn't have felt it if it were far enough up in there.

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Hard to say but it could be either implantation spotting or just because your uterus is lining and maybe got a bit jossled(sp).. I was due on the 6th, never came. Then on the 8th we dtd and right after I had spotting. I think all the activity helped me start the period, but that is a little different because then I started that day.. If you are not due till the 30th, I guess I would just wait and see what happens?

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Yea I plan to just wait. Was just weird since I have never had that much blood, in one occurrence, mid-cycle, in all 18 years of cycling. Actually never had any amount of bright red blood mid-cycle.

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He might have irritated your cervix. Also, some people notice it happens more around ovulation (not something you'd want to hear lol). I think there are lots of reasons why it could have happened and most are of no concern. I guess waiting to see what happens is best. And at least you're already going to see your gyno next month just in case there is more going on. I say don't fret about it though. Smile

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Thought I'd add that I'm very sure I ovulated somewhere in the 1/12-1/15 range. I had a lot of ewcm and my sex drive was insane (both typical signs of ovulation for me).

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I'd prepare for a POTS party.

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"Louiseab" wrote:

I'd prepare for a POTS party.

Although the possibility of pregnancy is on my mind, of course, doesn't bright red blood negate that completely?

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If DH truly doesn't want another, he is going about avoiding in a strange way! lol

I would guess probably an irritated cervix that got bumped? In a couple of days you may want to consider POAS, too.

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"elaniemay" wrote:

Although the possibility of pregnancy is on my mind, of course, doesn't bright red blood negate that completely?

Nope!

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Very interesting. It sounds like it could possibly be that your cervix was still low and got irritated during the DTD. I have to say though, that that was awfully close to O to be DTD without a 'raincoat' if your DH is wanting to avoid. I guess he's not wanting to avoid that much. KUP on how things go, and I agree about POAS, JIC.

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Very interesting. It sounds like it could possibly be that your cervix was still low and got irritated during the DTD. I have to say though, that that was awfully close to O to be DTD without a 'raincoat' if your DH is wanting to avoid. I guess he's not wanting to avoid that much. KUP on how things go, and I agree about POAS, JIC.

I know. I almost think that he doesn't want to plan another baby because I was a TTC **** with our last two (temping and whatnot).

Been reading online and apparently some women have had bright red implantation bleeding, so who knows. I have had a gut feeling that I may be pregnant and last time I felt this way, I was, but I am probably just holding onto the explanation I know the most about instead of the most logical. KWIM?

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"elaniemay" wrote:

Been reading online and apparently some women have had bright red implantation bleeding, so who knows. I have had a gut feeling that I may be pregnant and last time I felt this way, I was, but I am probably just holding onto the explanation I know the most about instead of the most logical. KWIM?

If you DTD without protection around O time, it is perfectly logical to assume you may be preggo Wink Good luck either way!

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I don't know. I'm clueless, lol.

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Ummm....I'd POAS just in case since it's not a normal period start for you.

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Well I'm gonna see how things go today and tomorrow and such. I don't have any tests, which is good lol. If I'm still weird on Friday, I may pick one up on my lunch break. So bizarre.

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is it Friday yet (said in a very 2 year old whiney voice!)????

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Its almost thursday so you should pick one up today!

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LoL that's how I feel. I keep scouring the Internet for someone that has had these symptoms and what their "problem" was but no one is like me Sad I just hate not knowing. I have never had this happen in a cycle so it's bugging me. I have been off and on spotting brown since the 22nd! Ridiculous. And that one wipe with the scant pink spot was very out of the ordinary. I had had precancerous cells before so I'm hoping it's not something somehow related to that.

I just wanna read someone say they had this and it was nothing. Or they were pregnant. Or they had developed something that needed attention. Just so I can either relax or reschedule my appointment for sooner than the 16th. Bah. LoL I am such a whiner.

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I won't be in town again until Friday, which is why that would be the day.

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"elaniemay" wrote:

LoL that's how I feel. I keep scouring the Internet for someone that has had these symptoms and what their "problem" was but no one is like me Sad I just hate not knowing. I have never had this happen in a cycle so it's bugging me. I have been off and on spotting brown since the 22nd! Ridiculous. And that one wipe with the scant pink spot was very out of the ordinary. I had had precancerous cells before so I'm hoping it's not something somehow related to that.

I just wanna read someone say they had this and it was nothing. Or they were pregnant. Or they had developed something that needed attention. Just so I can either relax or reschedule my appointment for sooner than the 16th. Bah. LoL I am such a whiner.

I wondered in the beginning if that is what you were sort of eluding to but didn't even want to mention it.

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"momW" wrote:

I wondered in the beginning if that is what you were sort of eluding to but didn't even want to mention it.

Yea when you bring something like that into the equation, pregnancy sounds amazing, even if it wasn't intended.

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"elaniemay" wrote:

Yea when you bring something like that into the equation, pregnancy sounds amazing, even if it wasn't intended.

Yep, pregnancy would be a cake walk in comparison. Hopefully you get your answer soon. I'm not good at waiting either, I'd be right there same as you!

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:bighug: i don't have any answers but I know waiting is no fun

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Good luck with everything. The 16th isn't that far away but it can seem like forever if you have something worrisome in the back of your mind. You could always call and tell them what you're experiencing, and they can let you know if you should move it up. KUP!

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I took a test this morning. Not fmu, but I held it from around 6am-12:45pm. Dollar Tree test, which is what I always use, and I think I got a bunk test, lol. I got a line down the center, but no line in the positive OR negative sections. WTF. Go figure.

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Oh no! I've had such great luck with these that I hate that you got the dud one! Stupid test. Blum 3

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I'm sorry that they can't get you in any sooner. I hope its just a random thing and nothing to worry about. KUP

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So...I took a pregnancy test on Thursday night/Friday morning at about 1am and it was a BFN. I put a tampon in that day only because I had to work and didn't wanna start my period with a panty liner. Each time I changed it, it was dry and almost totally clean. Wore a panty liner that evening and all night and nothing at all. So far today, zero spotting. I'm due to start my period tomorrow. WTF?! I have had bathroom issues this morning as well, for no reason, and twice while using the restroom I got hit with a wave of nausea that was ridiculously intense and left almost as quickly as it came. My appetite is still practically gone and this morning I feel a bit bloated.

This is only getting more and more irregular from my normal routine...

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How weird!