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Trying to Conceive

By March 4, 2011 - 3:18pm
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For the last 3 months or so i have been bleeding very little a couple of times during the day after i gone to the toilet for about 2-3 before my period actually starts. Sometimes it's really red like a normal period and sometimes very faint colour. I'm using an ovulation calendar vut am not sure what dates to enter as my first menstrual cycle. do i enter the dates of my slight bleeding or the day that my proper period starts?

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That's correct...start counting (day 1) on the first day of your proper period. Wishing you good health and success in conceiving.
If I may add one more thought, stress may have a role in how your period presents. When you talk with your doctor, ask him or her about this. And if you are experiencing a lot of stress, are you ready to take on the added responsibilities that come with having another child?

March 5, 2011 - 5:54am

Thanks for your time! yes when i wear a sanitary pad there is a small amount of blood. There is blood when i wipe after i have urinated and a little more when i have bowel movement (if i have been constipated).
I will track it for the next couple of months and if i have no luck conceiving i will get it checked out. I have a 3 year old so i know i am able to have children. I have also been under alot of stress since she was born.

So generally, do u start counting from the first day of proper bleeding?

March 5, 2011 - 12:14am

Hi cette,
To try to help you, I need to ask you a few questions. When you say that for the last 3 months, you have had occasional but a small amount of bleeding only when you use the toilet, do you notice spotting at any other time? on a sanitary pad (if you are wearing one)? or on your underwear? Are you experiencing this bleeding when you urinate or when you have a bowel movement? I ask this to determine if the bleeding is vaginal or rectal.
You could possibly be spotting before your menstrual flow actually begins, since you said this happens 2 to 3 days before the start of your period. .
I am not a physician and strongly suggest you see your doctor to determine what is causing the pre-period for 3 months now.
A new menstrual cycle begin with the first day of bleeding This counts as day 1. I think you would use the first day of your proper period and not the first day of slight spotting as day one of your menstrual cycle.
But, I am not a physician and I strongly suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor to have the spotting checked out. If you are trying to conceive, it is important to see your gynecologist to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

March 4, 2011 - 5:35pm
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