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Irregular period or implantation bleeding or something else?

By Anonymous October 26, 2012 - 3:06pm
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The last day of my cycle was around October 4TH. My cycle is usually regular but this month is different. About two weeks after the end of my last period, I started to have dark brown spotting for about six days, give or take... now it is bright red and lighter than my normal period. Every so often, I get a rush of blood and have experienced quite a few clots that are red (new) as well. From what I have read, it doesn't sound like Implantation Bleeding... but I am unsure of what is happening to my body. Is this normal? I have no pain with this.

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Another question... could it be an ectopic (sp?)Good pregnancy or endometriosis? I plan on seeing my physician... but it is the weekend... and I am stressing over this.

October 27, 2012 - 2:20am
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Thank you for the quick response! I am currently still bleeding... should I bleed through my expected period and then return to my regular schedule towards the end of November? I will definitely also check with my physician.

October 26, 2012 - 4:44pm

Hello Anonymous,

This does not sound like implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding is scanty and usually is a pink or brown discharge. It usually occurs about 6 to 12 days after ovulation and fertilization.

The timing, vaginal bleeding from brown to bright red, and clots makes me suspicious that you may have had an early miscarriage. Early miscarriages are very common. As many as three-quarters of all fertilized eggs are lost in the very earliest days of pregnancy.

To put your mind at ease, and in the interest of your health, consult your physician.


October 26, 2012 - 4:16pm
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To add... the last time I had sex was not long after my period ended... and I do not use birth control. The withdrawal method was used, as irresponsible as it is...

October 26, 2012 - 3:13pm
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