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Why is this happening? I have a regular 28-day cycle. Always been this way. We're ttc DC3 for 3 months. But these last two months, I've had light spotting for 5-6 days before period is due, and then period starts on time, and is normal. This has never happened before. Any ideas?
Are you sure you can't be pregnant? Implantation can sometimes cause spotting. But if it's happened before, I am not sure. I sometimes get a light pinkish colour a few days before my period. But that's normal for me. If in doubt, see your gp
Spotting is pinky red. Don't think I'm up the duff as I had a completely normal period after the spotting (it was as if the period took ages to start properly IYKWIM) and I've not bled in either of my other pregnancies. Thanks for replying.
I get brown spotting before my period for about a week and have done now for a few years. It's a nuisance as obviously my period lasts longer. I suffer from endometriosis though so think this is the cause.
How old are you? I'm 44 and have had this since the start of my forties so have also put it down to age and changes in hormones.
I had this and lots of others on the conception board also do, it is worrying because you think it might affect an embryo's ability to implant successfully. Taking B vitamins helped stop this for me (and anecdotally for others) and thhe month I got pregnant I had no spotting before AF. Good luck. Just to warn you, a lot of GPs are fairly clueless about fertility realted stuff and many dismiss spotting as not a problem.
Thanks for the info, everyone. And thank you for being honest Lula. It's a good think you said because I will certainly make an appt to see GP tomorrow, and that can't be bad. Hope you're okay- That sounds very traumatic.
Hi all, I know this board is very old however I am having the same issues and wondering if anybody has any answers? Since a miscarriage 7 months ago I also have a spotting/light bleed for approx 6 days before my period. It's light bleed, bbt stays high and then full af starts. The doc referred me to the hospital for fertility tests but my appointment on NHS keeps being cancelled. Any feedback on somebody who got answers from this? Thanks
Wow this is the most recent threat I have seen! I too spot a week before my period and it’s so annoying . I went to the doctor and she said I had cervical everison or something but I don’t think I do as that’s random spotting . This isn’t random always a week before I come on! And so annoying ! I’ve had reflexology and been taking Angus cactus . I am not sure if it’s low progesterone . But it’s really stressing me out which probably doesn’t help!
I'm 37, never been pregnant. Was on the pill since my early twenties and developed brown spotting for 2-3 days for the last 5 years or so whilst taking the pill, the spotting always occurred at the same time each month. GP told me not to worry about it and that it's normal.
However I have now been off the pill for 7 months, TTC. The spotting has continued and is now more prolonged. I spot for around a week before my period, light brown spotting, occasionally bright red. I have had a pelvic ultrasound which was normal, hormone profile was normal and showed I was ovulating. I use home ovulation kits and get a LH surge at the same time each month; day 12 of my cycle.
My periods are regular every 28-29 days, although they are light and shorter than they used to be, even when I was on the pill. I have been to see a Gynaecologist, who has tried to do a pipelle biopsy but wasn't able to get through my cervix (which can be normal so I'm told) . I have had my thyroid function tested which is slightly elevated with my TSH at 4.8 and have been started on a low dose of thyroxine to see if this helps, although your TSH level should be around 2.0 when TTC anyway. I have only been taking the thyroxine for 2 weeks but I have started my spotting on cue today - day 22 of my cycle! It's always the same time each month, I can set my clock by it! My GP isn't concerned, my Gynaecologist is more worried about it, and thinks if I haven't conceived within the next 6 months then I'd need to look into fertility treatment as its also likely that I would have poor ovarian reserve at my age!
Would love to hear of anyone going through similar experiences and if you were able to resolve it and get pregnant.
Ahh someone replied recently ! Yay. I feel like I’m alone and going crazy. I’m glad I’m not . I have a 2 yo. But I never spotted before her . So I don’t get why I am now . So my last cycle was strange I started spotting a whole week before (like usual ) but then 3 days before I came on it completely stopped - but then I still got AF! Booo. But I guess that’s progress . Have you looked into Angus cactus ? It will be my second month on it . Maybe that helped me . It’s so stressful isn’t it . I want to know if people still get their spotting when they fall pregnant . And also how do you work out your LP? Do you count the spotting for the first day . Is that why the egg isn’t sticking as your womb starts to shred when you start spotting . It’s so confusing . I’m getting my blood results today so we will see . I wish you luck and baby dust xx
I had this for ages, usually three or four days, but sometimes a week of spotting before my period started. I was worried about it affecting my fertility as I'd read it was related to low progesterone, but I got pregnant the first month of trying.
Weirdly, I didn't have any spotting the month I got pregnant, don't know if we were lucky to catch a good cycle or whether the higher levels of progesterone in early pregnancy prevented it.