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light pink spotting 8 days before my period?

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Hi,
I am suppose to get my period in 8 days from now & have light pink vaginal spotting on my toilet paper when I wipe. A bit of it was a brighter red. It comes out more when I try to go number two & was a bit constipated. This is the second time in the last two months that this has happened to me around the same time. I also feel the crampy feeling right before you get your period. last month I was not pregnant. I admit that we had unprotected sex, but he pulled out on all occasions. So what does this mean?


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replied May 9th, 2012
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A34809
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out (as suggested by your symptoms of spotting before expected periods, abdominal cramps, etc) as the pullout/withdrawal method of contraception is associated with highest failures (pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid is known to contain sperms and no man can be 100% sure that pre-cum/pre-ejaculatory fluid did not leak out during vaginal penetration). If fertile mucus had been present at time of intercourse, sperms can stay alive for 5-7 days. After ovulation, egg has only 24 hours to get fertilized. The early and altered discharge could suggest possibility of implantation (if you are pregnant). Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately).
Take care.


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