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4dpo tiny bit of spotting & pink cm - good or bad?

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MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 10:00:35

Ladies, I'm not symptom spotting - honest but I have never had spotting at this stage in my cycle before and I wondered if it was significant.

Any one have any experience? I usually have CM between OV and AF but normally its cramy and this time it's been really thick and plentiful since 2dpo (I had to change yesterday) and then last night late there was the tiniest specks of brownish blood and the tiniest bit of lining and then today slight pink CM. Seems really early to be implantation spotting but would love to hear what you think.

honeyapple Thu 18-Jan-07 10:04:04

Dont want to get your hopes up too much, but definitely sounds like something is happening.

Did you have sex at all around this time? Could it have been cervix erosion?

ChicPea Thu 18-Jan-07 10:04:49

I would say good as when the follicle bursts to release the egg a woman can get spotting 2-4 days after egg release.

Natty1806 Thu 18-Jan-07 10:25:14

Sounds promising. Fingers crossed. x

MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 10:55:17

No sex Honeyapple had our fill for a few days!

greedyforbabies Thu 18-Jan-07 11:47:22

if its different to normal and you normally AREN'T pg then it could be a good sign.....but don't get TOO excited yet!

Ready Thu 18-Jan-07 14:53:14

What is cervix erosion?? It sounds scary?

MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 14:57:09

Ready, I think it is when cells from inside the womb start growing outside so they would bleed when you normally do etc but cause you a lot of pain. Don't think it's that. Just wondered if anyone had had this at this stage in the cycle before, for good or for bad.

Ready Thu 18-Jan-07 15:49:52

It's really weird that this has happened to you, cos yesterday I had pink and blood stained mucus and today I have had pinky brown clots on and off throughout the day... and a tad worried about it as not due to ovulate for another couple of days... sorry to hijack, but I am eager to know what could cause it. Never happened before.

Could yours be implantation???

MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 15:52:58

How long since AF ended Ready? could it be tail-end?

trace2 Thu 18-Jan-07 15:57:30

MrsMcJnr dont really know just hope its good news

MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 16:06:00

Thanks Trace. How are things with you hon?

trace2 Thu 18-Jan-07 16:07:28

getting a little better just waiting for my 20 weeks scan now

MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 16:11:33

Good to hear you are getting better. WOW 20 weeks! excuse my ignorance but isn't that about half way! Hope it goes well!!

trace2 Thu 18-Jan-07 16:14:47

yes its sickness gatting better, about time too, still got spd though and yes half way there next week.

hows yyou?

Ready Thu 18-Jan-07 16:28:00

MrsMc - That was my first thought, but it happened on CD12/13 (today) and AF finished on CD6... it is very similar in consistency to the tailend. <sigh> I was so hopeful for this month too

MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 21:36:58

Did some digging on the web this afternoon and am convunced now that the spotting was nothing to do with implantation but more likely to be about the follicle as ChicPea said. Found this info, hope it's useful for you too Ready:

MrsMcJnr Thu 18-Jan-07 21:37:36

Duh, sorry:

Spotting that occurs in the middle of your cycle or spotting that occurs some ten to fourteen days prior to the start of the next cycle is normal too. This spotting may occur during ovulation. Seeing a spot of blood during ovulation is considered an excellent fertility sign. It is thought that mid-cycle spotting occurs for one of two reasons. First reason is possibly that when the egg bursts through the follicle, a little bleeding may occur. This blood will then make its way out and show up as “spotting”. Or, during ovulation, the level of estrogens rise, and this sometimes prompts the uterus to shed a bit of lining, which shows up in the form of “spotting.” Spotting that occurs about a week before the cycle is due – and only lasts for less than one day – is possibly considered implantation spotting. This happens as a result of the fertilized egg burrowing into the uterine lining. Or another reason for seeing implantation spotting may be due to a slight rise in estrogen and drop in progesterone before the corpus luteum takes over the production of progesterone. The corpus luteum takes over the production when the implanted fertilized egg signals the body that pregnancy has occurred and that the lining must be maintained. Keep in mind that spotting that continues for days is not implantation spotting.

Doing good thanks Trace, still TTC as hard as I can

coggy Thu 18-Jan-07 21:59:39

Sounds like me out then......mine was mostly a day but a little either side too.
Boo hoo!

minxi Fri 19-Jan-07 10:12:48

Mrs McJ that happened to me on Sunday but I was on cd 13 and mine was a fair bit after I wiped myself after loo (sorry tmi) and then again after wiping (later in day) lots of thick ewm streaked wih blood - very odd as have never had that...
Hope its all good though...for you (and for me!)

Ready Fri 19-Jan-07 11:09:59

How very odd that we are all experiencing this spotting for the first time. I am taking it as a sign that it's a super fertile month for us and our lining was so thick it needed to shed a bit fingers crossed hey!!

I had 2 days of intermittent spotting, but nothing at all today... well cm, but clear with no sign of blood <phew> wondering whether to see my GP just to ask her about it? Or just carry on and see if it happens next cycle.

ammylovesbabies Fri 19-Jan-07 19:01:08

minxi, that sounds like an ovulation bleed. x

MrsMcJnr Mon 22-Jan-07 13:48:01

8dpo and the brown/pink variations of cm are still with me - anyone have any ideas at all!?

sunshinedays Mon 22-Jan-07 14:26:56

{creeps out of deep cover... pretends not to have been lurking for weeks}

Hi MrsMcJnr

Your email caught my eye when you first posted it and I have been watching.. waiting to decide whether to share my experience. I wasn't sue it would be helpful... but I can understand you are perhaps getting a little concerned.

First of all - I think it is good news ... but MAYBE not the total good news you, understandably, are after.

What you have experienced happened to me. I panicked - and immediately called a friend of my parents who is a (non fertlity) gynae. He advised me to have swabs taken of my cervix to rule out infection. I reterospect I kind of wish I had waited - another week wouldn't have made any difference - they were clear anyway.

I got the all clear on infection and then started to wonder why I was still getting the discharge. I came to 2 conclusions either it was seriously bad news or I was pg. Having been ttc for almost 2yrs at that point I thought it extremely unlikely. However, on dpo 10 I decided I should rule out pg before terrifying myself silly.

I used an early test (first reponse) and shock (!) came up BFP. This was Saturday.

So this is the good news - however the discharge continued I also had some pains on the left side and called my doc on the Monday .... by that afternoon I was in A&E with a suspected ectopic. The Early Preg Unit was unable to see me that day so I had a night in hospital. The EPU were fantastic and said it it quite common for women to have this kind of discharge for weeks and still go full term. It was way too early to do a meaningful scan (they did one as a it could be useful as a baseline for future scans). They asked me to have blood tests every 2 days to check the HCG was increasing. By Wednesday (so dpo 14) I started to bleed more and the blood test showed I had miscarried.
THIS MAY NOT HAPPEN TO YOU - so please keep positive - and also take very good care of yourself - I sometimes kick myself for not resting more at this time - though the more sane self tells me it wouldn't have made a difference.

I try to remember this was amazingly positve for us - beacuse it is the closest we had (and still have) got to getting pregnant. At least it is a sign we can connect egg to sperm IYSWIM

I really hope this helps rather than worries you, ask me more if you wish,
with love

MrsMcJnr Mon 22-Jan-07 15:22:58

Sunshine I've been looking for you!!! hope are you hon? are you ok?

Thank you for posting, I really, really appreciate it.

I have a GP appointment on 5/2 anyway so think I'll take your advice and wait for swabs. I feel no pain or discomfort around my cervix so hopefully it's not an infection.

I'm sorry to hear you lost your baby but understand totally the good that you took from that i.e. knwoing that it can and did happen.

I'm off on a business trip tonight and so wish I wasn't going on a plane just at this point in my cycle but it's only a short flight (last cycle I got AF 2 days early after a 3 hour flight).

Thank you so, so much for making me feel more positive.

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