Don't understand this spotting – what is going on?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ajillity81:  hmm. Do you chart by any chance? Having more information about your temps, O-dates, and LP length could be helpful here. Spotting before AF can sometimes be due to low progesterone, and charting info could back up that theory or also tell you that it’s unlikely that you have low progesterone and that it might be something else

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ajillity81:  I’ve also had some unusual stuff going on since we started TTC. (Temps not being what they normally are, cycles being more variable, etc.) I joked with DH that his stuff was messing up my lady parts. 🙂

Have you had any other health changes? Changes in diet, stress level, anything? I don’t know how this would relate to spotting, but my Vitamin D levels go WAY down in winter due to the lack of sunlight. Perhaps it’s something along those lines?

Bottom line, your doc is going to be the best bet for figuring this out. And I do think charting can be helpful, especially in situations like this. Good luck, and FX that you get the spotting stopped soon – how annoying that must be!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My cycle was pretty normal, but got totally wonky once we started TTC. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve read about a lot of women who have the same experience. I agree that charting might be helpful if your confusion continues!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Some months I have had spotting in the days leading up to AF.  I stopped the BCP in June too, and the spotting happens like every other month.   I talked to my gyno about it- she said it’s very normal, but could be a sign of low progesterone in some cases.  If I dont have a sticky pregnancy by the 1 year TTC month, she tests for that in blood tests.

The first couple of times I got it, i thought it was implantation bleeding and got very excited.  Ive since learned that spotting before your period is much more common than implantation bleeding, and I don’t get my hopes up anymore.

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