Post # 1
I really don’t know where else to turn to except here without going to the doc (which I’m planning on doing if this continues!) so if anyone has an answer, please let me know 🙂 Again, this is really Too Much Information so I’m so so so sorry!!!
I’ve been off birth control since before Christmas and my body is well over anything that would cause myself to be irregular. My periods are like clockwork and I’m should get mine next Wensday so this “spotting” has nothing to do with that.
Fiance and I have been having sex about 2-3 times a week (nothing abnormal) and last Saturday (April 16th) was a little rougher than usual, but nothing crazy. Aftward there was a little brown (old) blood on the condom and we shrugged it off. The next day there was nothing, but the last two days there is a little old blood everytime I wipe (TMI I know, I know!). I just calculated this and this all started 8 days after I ovulated.
We haven’t has unprotected sex and take all the other procautions so chances of pregnancy are low but not ruled out. We aren’t in any kind of panic or anything, I just find it weird that’s all.
So I guess what I’m asking is, what are the causes of Spotting? If it were to do with pregnancy, would this be around the right time? …I guess this is more of a “just have to get it off my chest” kinda thread but I am looking for some answers 🙂
Thanks so much, I owe you all big time for having to read this LOL
Post # 3
taking any antibotics? i’ve found that drinking alcohol while on antibiotics causes spotting lol!!
Post # 4
Haha nope, not meds or booze LOL
Post # 5
When I wasn’t on birth control, I had that problem after rough sex, but it would go away after a week or so. I honestly have no idea what causes it though. Maybe the roughness tore the sides of the vagina a little? *clueless*
Post # 6
my dr said mine was from particles of eggs breaking away and attaching themselves to my ovaries. Then a week before Aunt Flo comes in, Cousin Dot visits for a week.
Post # 7
i have this sometimes too, but mine is always bright red. my doc said it can be normal, but you should be checked out to make sure. i’ve also had the dark brown spotting, and my doc said it was cervical mucus and also normal.
still, go get tested just to make sure!
Post # 8
Could you be pregnant? I spotted between ovulation and the expected day of my periods, when I was pregnant with my son. It was very brief (like a couple of days), and just stopped on its own.
Post # 9
Ummm, I was on a low dosage of birth control…after about 6 months of being on it I started spotting. Turns out that my dosage was so low I had no lining in my uterus and I had to be put on a higher dosage of birth control. I would check with your doctor to see if that is your problem.
Post # 10
I second the cervical mucus. My doc told me that fibers along the inside of my cervix can sometimes get irritated during intercourse and cause spotting. He did give me a PAP to make sure I didn’t have any signs of cervical cancer and it came back negative. He said if I was really concerned, we could be “more gentile” while doing the deed, but it’s really nothing major so if we’re not bothered by it, we can just keep on at it….
Post # 11
Honestly I think its best to go see the doc…just for peace of mind. Its probably nothing to worry about, but its good to know for sure.
Post # 12
That happened to me when I had implantation bleeding when I was pregnant. But, it could be any number of things the other bees have mentioned. I think your doctor would have the best answer!
Post # 13
Like it was said see a doc for sure.. But you could be preggo.. Spotting is just the egg attaching to the wall .. something like that.. Also this happens to me with more rough sex, but mine is usally more of a bright red. Hope all is well 🙂
Post # 14
@Firefighter_Bride:i was on the depo for many years, and my body has never been the same. but, it did take almost a year for my periods to be somewhat normal again. it takes a long time
Post # 15
Okay thanks ladies! I was wondering if this could be implantation bleeding, but I’m not gonna get my hopes up or anything. Today to spotting got a little heavier (day 5 now) but it’s still dark brown and old, but with a few clots. I’m making an appointment tomorrow for next week, and going to take a test as well just to be sure I am/aren’t.
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