My cycle is irregular every month; sometimes it comes on Day 25, 26, 27. Rarely on Day 28. Last month it came on Day 25, on February 18th. Lasted until the 23rd (for 6 days).
On Tuesday, March 8th, I discovered a very small dark red spot in my underwear. That was on Day 19 of my cycle. The following day, March 9th, on Day 20 of my cycle, I noticed at the end of the night a much bigger dark red/brown spot, with several smaller spots surrounding it. There have been no more sightings of the spotting; however, I have had small twinges in my lower stomach region on and off the past day and a half. I also woke up the following day after the much heavier spotting with intense lower left back pain, that receded and eventually faded all together with no recurrence after about 2 hours. I have been excessively tired and moody, and slightly bloated, with a headache this morning. My breasts SEEM a little larger, but that could be due to my overly-obsessive researching of the signs and symptoms of implantation bleeding.
I read that during ovulation, mittelschmerz occurs and blood can be the result. Could the spotting be just old blood from ovulation? I did have sex with my boyfriend of 4 years around the time of ovulation, unprotected (we live together)..Or could it be implantation bleeding? What is the difference between the two?
Today is Day 23 of my cycle. I am very nervous, and hopefully an answer can be provided to me soon
I am experiencing a similar situation; however, much more complex. I had a tubal reversal last June, and have not been able to spend a lot of time with my husband in between then and now (hopefully that will change soon, God willing). I started my period on the 22nd of Feb. and arrived to see him in overseas around Feb. 26th (still bleeding much to our dismay). Once I stopped we got to work, and I returned home on March 6th. I was sick with a cold for 4 days, and then when I started feeling better I noticed spotting on 13th. My period is not due til at least the 21st. I planned on waiting to test until then, but the spotting and now yellowish discharge (very little, only on TP) along with lots of low back pain and pain in upper leg and some low ab cramping have me very worried.