How many days of spotting do you get before AF?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How much time do you have between spotting and AF?
    None, when AF shows up she is a raging red sea : (20 votes)
    33 %
    Less than a day : (9 votes)
    15 %
    1 day : (16 votes)
    27 %
    2 days or more : (15 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    ..Are you on birthcontrol or just getting off it?

    Spotting for days ahead of your period can signify low progesterone which I think can lead to TTC problems.

    I may get one day of spotting, but typically it comes on pretty heavy.

    Post # 4
    6959 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I could probably set a watch to mine, but I’m on BC.

    Post # 6
    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Usually a day or less.  Once I started spotting I just put in my cup so it’s hard to say.  But back when I used tampons it would probably be the next day when it got heavier.

    I was on BCP during this though.

    Post # 7
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have a problem with this, I suspect low progesterone and did have a MC this year. I spot for about a WEEK before full on AF arrives. And the day she finally does arrive is heavy and painful for about a day and a half, then it tapers off to light for a day. It is so frustrating. 

    Post # 9
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My body is still adjusting to coming off the pill, and last cycle I had 1 day of spotting before what I counted as full on AF.  For the few previous cycles, I had 2 days.  So I’m hoping as my body continues to adjust, I’ll go down to very little or no spotting (I never experienced spotting before I went on the pill years ago).

    Post # 10
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That first poll option made me laugh SO hard–and CRINGE at the memory of getting my last peiod. While running at the gym. (EVERYONE was traumatized)

    I occasionally get a 2-hour warning. But it generally starts in the middle of the night, SUPER heavy. And it’s irregular. It’s like being 13 and getting your first period EVERY MONTH.

    Post # 11
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @MrsBananas:  I get spotting for maybe an hour or two, and then it’s like a crazy waterfall for 1.5 days, then spotting for about another 1.5 days, and then I’m done. 

    Post # 12
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MrsBananas:  You can have bloodwork done to test it, I haven’t asked for it yet. Apparently my brain stopped functioning at my yearly appointment because I completely forgot to bring it up. 

    Post # 14
    6467 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @MrsBananas:  Actually, right before I had a crazy long period, thanks to low progesterone, I had some cycles in which I spotted for 2 days or so. The last two cycles, I had almost no spotting or less than a day before AF came with full force. I am also taking better care of my body. I will say anytime there is spotting, it’s a sign from your body that something is wrong. Progesterone is super important not only to ovulate properly but also keep the baby.

    Post # 15
    4440 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    usually the day before I feel really lethargic and out of it, with pink CM when wiping. then all hell breaks loose for the next 5 days. literally.

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