(Closed) Spotting a week before menstrual cycle

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
9282 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

when i started ttc, i started spotting 2-5 days before AF came.  don’t know why.  doctors said not to worry.  i still worry.

put a call into your gyn if you are concerned since it is not normal for you.

could be implantation bleeding, could be a cyst bursting, could be irritation from sex.  it could be numerous things.

at 14dpo, you should take a test.


fx and good luck.

Post # 4
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

After going off birth control I started having pre-AF spotting issues. It progressed as months went on from just a day or two prior to AF, to up to the whole two weeks after ovulation. Doctors said it was normal… I started doing my research and wondered if it was low progesterone but did not get tested. I became pregnant in May but was still spotting since post O and was very concerned about another MC, had one a year prior, so I pushed to have progesterone tested and lo and behold, it was low and dropping. I was put on supplements until 12 weeks and I’m now 15 weeks along and everything is fine. If it continues to be an issue in following cycles, I would definitely ask to have your hormone levels tested as it could be an imbalance.

Post # 6
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mrgrz07:  That’s interesting!  If AF doesn’t show up definetly test.  I have been pregnant once befor (ended in mc) but I had spotting one week before.  At the time I thought it was AF coming early (only saw blood when I wipped).  I put a pad in but there was no more blood.  I also had sharp crampsand felt really hot and sweaty.  I thought nothing of it.  It turns out it was implantation bleeding.  I think the only way you will know is to test. Good luck 🙂

Post # 9
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do you chart to confirm ovulation?  Have you had a progesterone draw post ovulation? 

Post # 10
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had the same worries when I came off of BC – I had irregular spotting after ovulation, pre-AF.. I got all worked up about potential low progesterone or other issues, but I ended up getting pregnant about 5 months after going off BC, and have had zero spotting issues during this pregnancy.

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