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Spotting and abdomen cramps mid cycle

Hi there,
I'm new to this so here goes...

I started having quite dull abdomen cramps 14 days after my period had ended, and 4 days later when I went to the bath room when I wiped there was pinkish watered down blood, very very faint so I wiped again and it was there and another time it was gone. And that was it. Completely gone... And I wasn't due for my period for about 10 days so it's confused me. Today, it has been 7 days and I've still been having these horrible cramps, they come and go.. And 4 days since the spots of blood. I'm pretty confused because I've read about ovulation bleeding and it could be that, being mid way thru my period but i don't exactly know when I ovulate because I never get that stretchy discharge stuff you get when your ovulating. Is it possible that I ovulate right after my period and it was implantation bleeding ? Or would it be ovulation bleeding? I've never had that before so I'm so confused.
I've also been feeling so nautious and it's horrible I can't even go in the car because that really sets it off. No vommiting tho. And my boyfriend thinking I've been snappy for the last week as well..
Any help would be much appreciated! Smile
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replied January 23rd, 2013
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to predict your ovulation time without knowing your menstrual cycle details. Usually for a regular menstrual cycle of about 28-30 days length, the usual fertile days would lie between days 8-18 of the cycle taking day 1 as first day of bleeding with ovulation occurring around 12th-14th day (the exact day may vary). If fertile mucus had been present at time of intercourse, sperms can stay alive for 5-7 days and fertilize the egg upon ovulation. After ovulation, egg has only 24-48 hours to get fertilized. The spotting and the cramps that you describe could have been indicative of pregnancy if they have occurred within 6-12 days of fruitful intercourse/ovulation. The recent onset of symptoms could also suggest pregnancy possibility. Wait and watch for your next 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). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.

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