(Closed) Is spotting for days before period an issue?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
4066 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

It could mean a hormonal imbalance, yes.  Have you had your blood work run?  Are you taking anything, like vitex?  That can make you spot.

Post # 3
174 posts
Blushing bee

I (28) have this spotting since I got a contraceptive coil (when 23), have my blood checked regularly and everything is fine.

Post # 5
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I spot 3-4 days before my period. And I’m currently pregnancy with my third, so it can be fine. The biggest issue is if you’re spotting before implantation is possible then your hormones (progesterone) are too low to give the fertilized egg a chance. But you can take progesterone and do things to lengthen your LP. Read taking charge of your fertility. It explains everything.

Post # 6
8067 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s possible it’s part of a larger issue.  But it’s also completely possible that it’s nothing to worry about or something that requires a minor fix.  Since you are 36, just keep up the charting and if you’re not pregnant in 5 months then schedule an appointment with an RE if you hit 6 months.  Hopefully you won’t need to, but if you do you will be prepared.

Post # 7
1382 posts
Bumble bee

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carolinabee :  the cycles when you got your BFP did you spot then as well? Should I count myself out when I start spotting on 11 dpo?

Post # 8
1113 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am currently 23 weeks and had a miscarriage before this pregnancy. I use to spot 4 – 5 days before my period and my doc was concerned. I tried acupuncture and it cleared it up and I got pregnant with this baby on that cycle.

Post # 9
3294 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I always spot for about 5 days before my period. I used to consider it ‘warning shots’ so I knew to start wearing pads lol.

it took me 2.5 years to get pregnant. No doctor, blood test, fertility specialist seemed conserned. 

The cycle when I got pregnant, I didn’t spot … it was my first clue.

Post # 10
1593 posts
Bumble bee

I used to spot before my period and realized it was because of low progesterone. Stress zaps progesterone. I made it a point to lower my stress and provide more nutrition for my body to make progesterone and now I don’t spot anymore. Low progesterone can cause luteal phase defect.

Post # 11
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beenomial :  Hi there.  I am 37 and had a simliar issue.  I got off of the pill in June and would have spotting with each cycle 2-3 days before my period.  It never happened to me while I was on the pill.  I was already seeing an RE because of a low AMH test before I got off the pill (which has since thankfully gone back up to normal, since coming off of the pill).  I mentioned the spotting to her and she put me on progesterone suppositories that I start using 4 days past a positive ovulation test each month.  She said that it was to help prevent the spotting from interfering with implanation.  My last cycle was the first time I used it and I had no spotting.  I think it would be good to mention this to a doctor, even before you have tried to conceive six months.

Post # 12
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

This happens to me occasionally, including during my cycle before I got my BFP. I wouldn’t panic about it, but I’d mention it to your doctor.

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