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starting off brownish then getting heavier

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I have never had any problems with my periods they have always been regular. But two weeks ago I thought it was just a normal period it started brownish then became heavier it only lasted four day and I did not have any cramps with it which I normally always have with my periods. It has happened again starting off brownish then getting heavier it has only been two weeks since it last happened and again I have no period pain with this. I am not on any contraception as I am trying for a baby but finding it hard to pin point my ovulation days.


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replied September 5th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A38378
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you are trying for pregnancy, monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study or use of OPK kits) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Progressively lighter periods or altered periods could indicate possibilities like pregnancy (especially if you are not on any birth control measures), hormonal imbalances, PCOD etc. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should 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). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be done to look for the underlying cause for your altered period pattern. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods and get pregnant. 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 and lifestyle.
Take care.


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