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Can spotting for a week be your actual period?

By Anonymous June 11, 2014 - 8:19am
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I've been spotting for almost a week and I'd like to know if its my period. I usually spot on the first day but the next days its a normal heavy flow. Is this normal or could it mean something else? And yes I am sexually active but my period always come at the end of the month and the spotting startes at the beginning of the month,

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

It's not too common to spot for so long before your period comes on but this does happen with some women and is not necessarily a sign of pregnancy since implantation bleeding is a drops of blood over a couple of days, rather than a week.

How long has this been going on - is it just this month? If you have not been using protection, a pregnancy test is a good idea. 



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