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Help getting pregnant

By Anonymous October 17, 2011 - 4:51am
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Hi, I have been having regular periods. The last three months we have been trying to get pregnant. I started my period had a normal 5 day cycle but bled alittle lighter than normal. We had sex both days before my ovulation. On ovulation day I started my period again. I have now been on it for two days and it seems like it's going to be a normal period. Not sure what's going on.

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Sometimes during ovulation, you can experience something known as Ovulation Spotting. There are a couple of thoughts on what causes ovulation spotting. Some people believe that the light spotting is a result of the egg rupturing through the follicle during ovulation. It is thought that as the egg bursts from the follicle that a little bleeding may occur. This is why some women may notice brown spotting, which is generally an indicator of older blood, around the time they ovulate. The blood may turn brown as it exits the body.

The other possible explanation for ovulation spotting is that the spotting is a result of a woman’s changing hormones during ovulation. As a woman’s body prepares to ovulate, follicles will start to grow and mature. As they mature they produce more estrogen. This increase in estrogen triggers a surge in LH, another hormone involved in ovulation. When LH surges it signals the mature egg to burst from the follicle. Estrogen rises sharply right before a woman ovulates and it is thought that the increase in estrogen levels may cause light spotting to occur.

If you don't think that what you are experiencing is spotting but more like an actual period, sometimes, due to hormonal changes you could experience two periods in a month. If this happens again next month, please see your doctor.

Good Luck,


October 18, 2011 - 4:41am

Hi Anonymous,

How are you calculating your ovulation day? How long are your cycles? 28?30 days? When was your last menstrual period and when did you start bleeding again? Did you ever have irregular periods?

The more information you can provide us with, the better we can help you.


October 17, 2011 - 7:36am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

I used an on line caculator. I used it because it worked for my sister in law (could have been a fluke) I have a 24 day cycle. It has been normal. I started my first one on Oct 6 then acccording to caculator I should have been ovulating on the 16th which is when I started my period again. We were intimate the three days prior to ovulation. I am not ready to buy any expensive testing kits as we've only recently started trying. I did buy a home pregnacy test today it was negative. So, I'm not sure what's going on , or how to know when to try and get pregnant.

October 17, 2011 - 10:35am
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