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Can you spot bleed days before your actual period starts, or is the spotting considered the start?

By Anonymous October 5, 2009 - 10:49pm
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I am looking to get pregnant but am having trouble figuring out the actual start day of my last period. My periods are usually light on the first day, but sometimes I spot a few days before the actual flow begins. I'm just curious if the spotting is considered the first day to calculate ovulation from.

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I had never ever had my period and I had been bleeding for about 4 to 4 and a half days. I didnt bleed alot but enough to wear a liner and I had started that night and when I woke up it was all over my pants so I don't really know.

March 15, 2011 - 9:40pm
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I have never had it

February 25, 2011 - 3:20pm
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Same person here and I mean off and on

February 24, 2011 - 4:31pm
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Ok so I have been spotting for 2 days off and it's been a brownish pink color do you think it is spotting or my period??

February 24, 2011 - 4:16pm
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i saw a spot n thought my periods ve started(2days earlier)..but a day later still no periods...is this normal at times?

August 7, 2010 - 10:52am
EmpowHER Guest

Same 16 year old, I had more of a discharge than bleeding, is it still a period?

July 4, 2010 - 5:55am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Its okay, I now know it is my period. Thanks

July 4, 2010 - 8:49am
(reply to Anonymous)

I'm happy to hear...thanks for letting us know!

July 4, 2010 - 6:59pm
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Im 16 and I think i just hd myfirst ever period. It was like a discharge brown turning to red after about 2 days. Do you think this was my period or spootting, so it will come later. I just wnt to know if i should be expcting it to actually come soonor if thatwas it? Im 16so im kind of old i hope that was it. please let me know.

July 4, 2010 - 3:26am
(reply to Anonymous)

This definitely sounds like a period! Spotting is just that...a few spots of blood, and is much less than actual bleeding for two days.

Most women do have brown discharge at the beginning and/or end of their period. Their periods include blood flow that can start out heavy or light, then taper off, and the blood can be either red or pink.

Do you have any other questions about menstruation that we can help answer? How do you feel about your first period?

July 4, 2010 - 4:46am
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