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By Anonymous August 6, 2011 - 1:00pm
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i had a normal cycle on june the 19 th and 13 days later on july the 3rd i had started to have sum light pink spotting and that had last for about 2 days and then it had stop for like a day and then the very next day it had strated agian but it wasnt getting on the pad i had to use the thin pad but which that was to early to have another cycle iam on the 28 day cycle and that but it all last about 16 days on and off and when july 15 had came it started to flow but when i had woke up sat the 16 of july it had flow but the next day it was lighting uo and on the day after that it when back to pinkish color and by tuesday cam i had stop not understandin what had happen now iam not sure when my next cycle is how would i know when i should be expecting my next cycle thanks i hope to hear from u soon.

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thank u so much u have been very helpful.

August 7, 2011 - 7:57am

It is difficult to know for certain, but you can count July 15th as the first day of your last period, since you had bleeding for 4 days. This should provide the best estimate for when your next period will begin.

It also helps to know the dates of all of your previous periods (just the start date; it really does not matter how long each period is). You will see a trend if all of your periods begin within 28-days of one another, and if you just had one month that was "off" with breakthrough bleeding. Or, if you notice that you have many months with several days of mid-cycle bleeding...this is all important information to know from tracking on a calendar.

August 7, 2011 - 7:06am
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this is the first time that it had done this before and iam trying to have one more child but i know for aug do i count the hole 16 days but i was told that was spotting and not to worry. and to wait until aug and see what happends .

August 6, 2011 - 3:41pm
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well at this time iam not on any bc but i did have light bleeding for like 16 days. the last few days it did flow but that was for like 3 days and then it had stopped and iam trying to see will my next cycle be on time or what should i do ive try to count the days that i would have my cycle but it's hard to do what should i next cause iam kind of worry .

August 6, 2011 - 3:30pm

Hi Anon,

Thanks for your question. It was a little difficult to understand you but if I read correctly, you had a period on the 19th of June then on July 3rd you started spotting and on July 15th when your period came it was light and gone within 4 days-- correct?

It is very common to have something called mid-cycle bleeding or spotting sometimes especially if you are on birth control pills. Sometimes when hormones shift or there is an imbalance you'll notice some spotting. A light period is a period even if you are used to a heavier flow-- so if your July period lasted 3-4 days, that's fine. Have you spotted again this month? If this was a one time incident and you continue having a regular period from here on out I would say that the spotting is likely caused by a change in hormones. If there's any chance you could have been pregnant taking a pregnancy test never hurts.

All the best,


August 6, 2011 - 2:43pm
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