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    englishpeony
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    Spotting, barely-there bleeding... this is not a typical period. Am I pregnant?

    My cycle is an exact 28 days, and my period was due January 7th. On that day, there was nothing. Later on that night, when I wiped, there was some reddish brown spots and stuff, but no full-out period. The next day, the 8th, the same thing, all day. Reddish brown spotting and the occasional red spot or two. Not even enough to wear a tampon, pad, or even a panty-liner.

    Today was the 9th, and the same thing. In fact, for a couple of hours it seemed the 'bleeding' stopped completely. Then we had sex a half hour ago, and afterwards I went to the bathroom and urinated. When I wiped, this time instead of brownish fluid, there was a few streaks of bright red, more than earlier.

    Still, this is all very strange because always by day 3, my period is heavy, full out flowing. It barely even seems like a period. I don't even have cramps.

    My sister told me today that she has a bad feeling I am pregnant. I told her about my barely-there period and she told me that very same thing happened to her when she was pregnant with her second child.

    Advice, please.

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    Well there are a few things to considder. If you have a regular 28 day cycle, then what days were you having sex? Normally 10 to 14 days after the FIRST day of your last period is you most fertile days.... calculate those.... then are you using contraceptives? If you are on the pill, did you use antibiotics during the last month (sometimes the cancell out the pil)

    Did you drastically lose weight, or exercise or stress this month? It could have an effect on your cycle!

    Spotting on the day your period is supposed to start can be implantation bleeding, when a new ovum implants into your uterus to become a baby. The best thing for you to do to be sure, is get a home pregancy test!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonjam [Register to see the link]
    Well there are a few things to considder. If you have a regular 28 day cycle, then what days were you having sex? Normally 10 to 14 days after the FIRST day of your last period is you most fertile days.... calculate those.... then are you using contraceptives? If you are on the pill, did you use antibiotics during the last month (sometimes the cancell out the pil)

    Did you drastically lose weight, or exercise or stress this month? It could have an effect on your cycle!

    Spotting on the day your period is supposed to start can be implantation bleeding, when a new ovum implants into your uterus to become a baby. The best thing for you to do to be sure, is get a home pregancy test!
    Yes, I was having sex on those days indeed. I have a real handy tool called Mymonthlycycles that caculates it all.

    I haven't used any contraceptives at all. We've been having unprotected sex for a few months now. I haven't lost any weight or anything like that. I've heard of implantation bleeding, but heard it only lasted a day or two. This light, barely there spotting is going on day 4 tomorrow.

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    Well, you are obviously trying to get pregnant, and by the looks of things, you might have been able to do it.... so .... go buy the test, and take it!

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    So ya mean the bleeding is definitely a sign of pregnancy, even if it's starting to turn bright red and it's going on 4 days since it started? If so, I'm quite happy.

    But really though, what's happening definitely sounds like implantation bleeding??? Rather than just a very very light unusual period??

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    No, no - that is not what I'm saying at all! I'm saying It COULD indicate that there MIGHT be a pregnancy - only a blood or urine test will be able to tell you.

    Your period might just be late, due to a variety of factors.

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    This is what link removed has to say

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    Thank you for the information! I muchly appreciate it.

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    A pregnancy test should tell you as soon as one day after your first missed menstrual period. I would go buy a couple and test. That's the best anybody can offer you.

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    On Day 4, it stopped completely. It never went into a medium or heavy flow, and what was happening was merely spotting, not even a light flow. And it stopped completely on day 4. I last the full 7 days.

    So, I'm worried now. Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test now? I know Dilly said you can take one as soon as your first missed menstrual period, but I've read how a lot of people will test too soon and they don't have enough HCG in their systems yet, and it will turn out negative. My boyfriend said he is buying me a test tomorrow. Is it too soon? Should we wait another week?

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