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4 days of spotting before period - is it normal?

(11 Posts)
incywinci Thu 23-Jun-16 20:06:01

I've been spotting for 4-5 days before a period. Is this normal? It's been on going for about 6 months, and I think it started after I got my coil inserted and removed (both within a slabs of 1 month).

NoMoreStickers Thu 23-Jun-16 20:07:55

I have this with the copper IUD .....

incywinci Thu 23-Jun-16 20:54:52

Do you think my copper IUD was not removed properly?

Peasandsweetcorn Thu 23-Jun-16 20:56:49

I've had this since I had DC2. Spotting for a few days, usually nothing for a couple of days and then 48 hours of really heavy period. Given my cycle is quite erratic, I appreciate the warning!

Notmymonkeysnotmycircus Thu 23-Jun-16 21:24:33

I'm the same and I'm putting it down to my age (43) as many of my friends are the same.

I spot for about 3 days then have a heavy period for 2/3 days then it all tapers of very quickly.

It's fairly normal for perimenopausal women apparently. How old are you?

FlappyRose Thu 23-Jun-16 21:28:04

I've had this since having DC. I'm 33.

LokisUnderpants Thu 23-Jun-16 21:29:19

I had it on and off. Had a hysteroscopy and they found a polyp. Since then no spotting. Take it as a message from your body and just get it checked out for peace of mind.

incywinci Fri 24-Jun-16 15:53:30

Thanks everyone. I'm 31 so I think I do need to get it checked. Better book an appointment

Smilelikeyoufeelit Sat 25-Jun-16 07:10:39

Same here. I'm 42 and have simply put it down as an age thing. Spotting (quite dark and TMI gritty looking!) for a few days before hand, a clear day and then just 2-3 days of heavy period. Then nothing at all!

Pissant Sat 25-Jun-16 08:49:38

I have had the same for the past few years.

For me it can start a week before my period is due. Looks like old blood generally with a bit of fresh . Then nothing then my period starts.

I am 48 though so have put it down to perimenopause

scoobdoob Sat 25-Jun-16 08:51:44

I have had about 14 days of just spotting then nothing no period. Mainly only on wiping after using the toilet. Sometimes in a discharge. Periods have gone very irregular the last year. Missing months at a time.
Does this sound normal for the perimenopause? I am 48. Will get it checked because it is different but it would be good to hear others experiences

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