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Hi, i was suppose to start my period today but instead i have had very light spotting nothing major dont need a pad or tampon. it's just a bit when i wipe and hardly noticeable . I'm sexually active with my husband of 4yrs and we have never used protection .my spotting started at 5am and as i write this it is 1030pm and still just spotting..has anyone ever had this happen ??? if so what caused it please help i am confused Shocked
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replied March 30th, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Shorter and lighter periods/spotting could be suggestive of pregnancy if you are not on any form of birth control. Wait and see if it progresses to a full fledged period or remains the same. Visit your doctor/gynecologist if it continues to remain as spotting and you do not get your normal periods. A blood HCG test done along with examination would help to confirm/rule out pregnancy.
Take care.



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replied April 20th, 2011
I had sex on friday after not being sexually active for a year. We were safe but i was "due on" yesterday (tues) and i have only had very light spotting. I have the symptoms of my period, bad back, bit grumpy, stomache ache, tired etc but havent developed my full period yet. is it possible to get pregnent this quick?

not quite sure if i should be worried or not? is this normal?
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replied April 3rd, 2012
brown spotting instead of periods
Hi Dr,
my periods delayed to come up to the 30th day.when the y did it was not blood but browm spotting.am not sexually active now and am not on the pill.a few days before i took zinc sulphate and about 1000gms vitamin c am 37yrs.should i be worried?
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replied December 12th, 2012
period issues
I started my period and it.started normal and then changed to spotting and old blood. I have not been sexually active in a few months. Preg tests come out negative. What could be going on??
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replied December 17th, 2012
Hi guys.
My husband & I have been ttc for 5 months now, with no luck.
Af wasnt due until the 18th-19th Dec. On the 16th bout 12pm i noticed
some brownish discharge, it got slightly heavier during the night.
It felt really heavy but when i woke on the 17th it didnt even
fill a pad but was really watery with a brownish red colour.
During the day it felt that heavy that i was going to the
bathroom every half hour or so but was still really watery and
was light compared to my usual heavy that i get for the
first 2 days. Iv never had a period like this ever. Atm its
light and still feel the urge to go to the bathroom because
it feels so heavy. My cycle is 31-35 days.
Could you help me understand please?!
I took a hpt but it was negative.
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replied December 17th, 2012
Hi guys.
My husband & I have been ttc for 5 months now, with no luck.
Af wasnt due until the 18th-19th Dec. On the 16th bout 12pm i noticed
some brownish discharge, it got slightly heavier during the night.
It felt really heavy but when i woke on the 17th it didnt even
fill a pad but was really watery with a brownish red colour.
During the day it felt that heavy that i was going to the
bathroom every half hour or so but was still really watery and
was light compared to my usual heavy that i get for the
first 2 days. Iv never had a period like this ever. Atm its
light and still feel the urge to go to the bathroom because
it feels so heavy. My cycle is 31-35 days.
Could you help me understand please?!
I took a hpt but it was negative.
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replied April 20th, 2013
Spotting instead of period?
I am 6 days late on my period. On Friday (4 days late) I had a very faint spotting... I assumed my period would be quick to follow as usually I spot for 5 minutes before I start my period. All Saturday I had no sign of period. A brief moment of very very light spotting when I wiped and still nothing. It is Sunday (day 6) and no period? This I not usual for me. I do not have a super regular cycle. But I have never spotted and not gotten my period within the hour. I am not on bc, sexually active but use the pull out method (I know I know) are there any other reasons for this light spotting? I took a test this morning and it said negative....but idk.
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replied October 2nd, 2013
Hi, I am in the exact same situation... Not on bc, used the withdrawal method and am now 6 days late with very light spotting yesterday and today that I see when I wipe.

Are you pregnant or did you get your periods?
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replied March 17th, 2014
Period problems
Hi, I am 23 years old. I get a very less bleeding from past 2 months and period lasts for 4 days. Is it normal or is there any problem ? Please let me know.
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