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I have unusual periods and wonder if this is keeping me from getting pregnant. I usually spot for about 6 days before I actually start my period then I only bleed for like 3 maybe 4 days. The spotting sometimes is kinda heavy like a period but there's not alot of blood. I'm really confused and frustrated. I've been tested and don't have PCOS. I'm now on Clomidin (sp?) to make me ovulate but I'm not sure when I'm supposed to start taking the medicine b/c my Dr told me day 5-9 of my period and it's only 3 days long. At this rate I'll never get pregnant.

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replied June 14th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A24087
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Spotting or brown discharge is common to occur before actual periods. If your periods are regular, they could be suggestive of regular and periodic ovulation. The spotting occurs as uterine response to diminishing hormonal levels during the luteal phase of menstrual cycle which eventually change to active bleeding marking the start of periods.
Clomid or Clomiphene is an ovulation inducing drug given to help you have more than 1 egg mature in the cycle and get released during ovulation to increase chances of pregnancy. It should be taken as instructed. If your doctor has told you to take if between days 5-9 of cycle, then start taking it on day 5 of your cycle counting the days with day 1 as the first day of bleeding (not spotting). You generally ovulate within next 5-9 days after taking your last dose. You can consider requesting for having Follicular scan done to monitor growth of the follicles in ovary and predict the ovulation time (egg release) top help with timing your intercourse to have fruitful results. All the best.
Take care.

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