What Is Implantation Bleeding and How Long Can Spotting Last?

Updated on February 20, 2018
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In the very early stages of pregnancy, a woman might begin to notice some bleeding that she may mistake for her regular period. This is known as implantation bleeding or spotting. It differs from the bleeding that occurs during menstruation and is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy for some women.

What is it exactly, how long will it last, and what can you learn from it?

What Is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding occurs after a fertilized egg (blastocyst) travels through the fallopian tubes and implants into the walls of the womb, or uterus. As tissues form around the egg, it can irritate the walls of the uterus and cause some bleeding. Blood can leak from the cervix and cause pink or brown spotting.

How Long Does Implantation Bleeding Last?

Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Mark Trolice explains that "light bleeding/spotting in the seven to 10 days following ovulation is considered a benign occurrence and attributed to embryo implantation." Spotting should only last a few hours or up to three days, and it is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy in 30% of women.

If bleeding continues for more than three days and/or gets heavier, then you are either experiencing a normal period, or it indicates potentially dangerous causes of bleeding in early pregnancy, including cervical polyps (common), or something more serious, such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

Important Note

Women with irregular menstrual cycles or PCOS may experience irregular bleeding. Please consult a physician or other healthcare specialist in these cases, especially if there is an excessive amount of pain accompanying the bleeding.

What Are the Signs of Implantation?

  • Blood is light red or pink, or it is brown because the blood is not fresh.
  • You will feel lighter cramping than your period. It usually occurs in your back and lower abdomen and should only last a few days. The pain should not be unbearable. If it is, call a doctor immediately.
  • It is not as heavy as your period.
  • It occurs about a week before your normal period.
  • After bleeding, your breasts will be sore, tender, and/or swollen.
  • You'll have a higher basal body temperature (BBT) during implantation.
  • You might experience mood swings, headaches, and nausea (morning sickness).
  • A week after implantation, you might have the frequent urge to urinate. This is because your body increases blood supply to the pelvic area, which puts pressure on your bladder.
  • You'll notice your taste in food changes. You may find yourself craving foods you used to hate and disliking foods you used to love.

Are you experiencing these 14 early signs of pregnancy? If you experience several of these symptoms, then you are probably pregnant!

Implantation Bleeding or Normal Period?

If you usually have a light flow, you may confuse what is actually implantation bleeding for your regular period. Here's how to tell the difference between the two:

Regular Period:

  • Starts off light and gets heavier. May contain clots.
  • Fresh, bright red and watery blood for 2-4 days.
  • Menstrual bleeding flows continuously for 3-7 days.
  • Cramping is much more intense.

Implantation Bleeding:

  • Starts off light and remains light. Doesn't fill up an entire pad or tampon.
  • Light pink to brown or black blood, although red blood can occasionally occur. Most women report dark blood that is not as fresh as their period blood.
  • Implantation spotting can come and go. You may see some spotting for a few hours or on and off for 1-3 days.
  • You should only experience mild cramping.

Can Implantation Bleeding Be Heavy?

Dr. Michael Dimattina, MD states that "heavy bleeding is rare, and if there is bleeding, it should be just a few spots." He explains that most women don't even experience it at all, and any blood associated with implantation is just gentle sloughing of the uterine lining when the embryo implants itself, so the flow is very light and should not fill up a whole pad or tampon.

Can Implantation Spotting Be Bright Red?

According to Dr. Serena Chen, Director for the Division of Reproductive Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, "Implantation can range from nothing to pink to spotting to bright red." Most women report spotting that is light pink or brown blood, which means it's old blood. Red blood indicates that the blood was able to pass through the cervix before it could turn brown, and it should not be a concern unless it is heavy and lasts for more than three days.

Important Note

If there is excessive pain or deep red blood that is heavy, you should consult a healthcare specialist immediately.

How Long Does Implantation Cramping Last?

Implantation cramping should not be painful and should last only 1-3 days. It happens when the fertilized egg burrows itself into the lining of the uterus wall, and it is a very healthy and natural part of early pregnancy. If cramping continues for more than 3 days, then you're most likely experiencing PMS, however there are other causes for abdominal pain during the first trimester that range from normal (round ligament pain) to concerning (ectopic pregnancy or infection).

How to Tell the Difference Between Implantation Cramps and Menstrual Cramps?

It's easy to confuse what is implantation cramping for period cramps. Here's how to tell the difference:

  • Implantation cramps happen 6-12 days after ovulation, so you will experience it in the middle of your cycle, which is 1-2 weeks earlier than the date of your period. If you feel cramping just a few days before your period, then it is probably just PMS.
  • Implantation cramps are intermittent and last only a few minutes at a time, whereas period cramps are ongoing.
  • Cramps from implantation feel like a pulling/tugging or prickling sensation in the lower abdomen. You may also experience lower back pain.
  • Implantation cramps only last for the duration of time that it takes for the fertilized egg to implant itself into the wall of the uterus (typically 1-3 days). If you experiencing cramping for longer than that, then you are most likely experiencing PMS-related cramps.

When Does Implantation Bleeding Occur?

Implantation bleeding usually takes place 6 to 12 days after conception, or 10 days after ovulation. So you will notice spotting 5-7 days before your period is expected to start. For example, if you conceive on day 10 of your cycle, then you will experience implantation bleeding around day 16-22, whereas your period would likely occur on day 28-30.

What If I Have an Irregular Menstrual Cycle?

Women with irregular menstrual cycles may see implantation spotting as early as 5 days after conception or as late as 17 days. This means that implantation bleeding can occur at around the same time as a period, leading many women to confuse implantation spotting for a light period. If you want to be know for sure whether or not you are pregnant, watch for other early pregnancy signs and take a pregnancy test.

How Common Is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation spotting is actually very common and is a normal symptom of pregnancy. Around 1/3 of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding. In many cases, it is one of the first signs of pregnancy.

What Does Cervical Mucus Look Like After Implantation?

According to reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Mark Trolice, "Progesterone changes the pre-ovulatory copious cervical mucus from egg white, watery, clear, and elastic (to facilitate sperm entry into the uterine cavity) into thick, viscous, and opaque, with a decrease in production by the cervical glands. The post-ovulation cervical mucus change occurs to protect the future pregnancy in the uterine cavity from infection." He explains that this change "creates a 'mucus plug,' which remains throughout pregnancy and is passed prior to the onset of labor as one of the signs signaling impending delivery of the baby."

Dr. Serena Chen, fertility specialist and clinical professor at Rutgers Medical School, says, "Unlike the pre-ovulatory, clear watery mucus, pregnancy mucus can be thicker, more whitish, and opaque, but this is extremely variable and has zero positive or negative predictive value for anything!"

Could It Be Ovulation Spotting?

Some women may confuse ovulation spotting for implantation bleeding. Here's how to tell the difference:

Ovulation Spotting

  • Occurs in the middle of your cycle—about two weeks before your period.
  • Very rare. Only occurs in 3% of women.
  • Cervical mucus is stretcher, clearer, and more slippery than normal—like egg white—with a tinge of blood.

Implantation Bleeding

  • Occurs a few days to a week before your period.
  • Happens to about 30% of pregnant women.
  • Pink or brown watery discharge.

When Should You Take a Pregnancy Test After Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation occurs about 6-12 days after conception. After the egg implants into the womb, it begins to develop what is known as the pregnancy hormone or hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). You can take a pregnancy test as early as 3-4 days after implantation and get a positive result, however, many women report getting more accurate results if they wait a week after implantation or after their missed period. How early you can take your pregnancy test can be determined by tracking your ovulation cycle.

Woman during pregnancy.
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The Take Away

So, it should be remembered that implantation bleeding is darker than your usual period and only accompanies light cramping. The blood flow will be lighter, not as heavy as your period, hence the term, spotting.

If spotting accompanies other signs of pregnancy like nausea or extreme tiredness, you are showing signs that indeed you could be pregnant. You can take the pregnancy test about 3-4 days after signs of implantation or about a week afterward, after you've missed your period.

Implantation bleeding usually lasts about one or two days, and in rare cases it can last a month or two. If you are experiencing extreme pain during bleeding or the color of the blood has turned a deep red, then you need to consult a health care specialist, your mid-wife or family doctor.

Disclaimer

The information in this article does not constitute professional advice. It is based on research, but the author of the work is not a licensed physician. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. It is best to consult with a physician.

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        Isabelle 

        3 weeks ago

        Hi all, I am normally like clockwork with my periods, but this month I noticed that I had blood three says earlier than normal. It wasn’t normal blood, but I thought it was just the start to my period. I had dark brown blood very lightly on and off for three days. Is this implantation bleeding? Am I pregnant?

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        Kimra2421 

        4 weeks ago

        I'm 48, my man is 56. We have been trying for over 2 years. So i wouldn't mind 1 or 2 healthy bundles of joy to keep our old ass young(lol). Any how i'm on a 24 day cycle now in my life. My last day of af was the 1 of nov. My ov was set to be from the 3-5th. We bd a powerful tango. On sat the 10th after peeing while wiping i see some light light pink mixed with cream discharge. I said oh lord don't tell me i'm getting my af every 2 weeks now. There goes my chances) But it last maybe a few hours. I'm Experiencing frequent urination, exhaustion, nausea.Today my womb and lower belly feel like it's the size of a beach ball, very tender to sit. Only 1 breast nipple is very sore and aching around the whole breast. I pray this is my time. I'll be so so so happy if my creator allowed me to carry another human within to full term.. but what do you'll think of all i've said.. it so happened that i have a gyn regular check up tomorrow morning. I'm scared don't what him going and disturbing anything that planting.

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        Becca 

        5 weeks ago

        I had a period last month but I was 12 day early and they are usely on time but it was light brown not red and lasted for a couple of day they usely last for 6 days and now iv not come on but went toliet early on today and more brown stuff and not had it since but I am getting a bit of cramping in the bottom of my belly

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        Joann Aguilar 

        5 weeks ago

        I stared bleeding 13 days early then my period.1 day earlier before it stared bleeding my tailbone hearted it has passed it has passed 2 days at first it was so light now it is heavy enough to fill up a pad. Am I pregnant?

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        Norah 

        6 weeks ago

        Please help me out. I suppose to see my period yesterday which it has not come. But yesterday evening I saw some brown discharge, and it continues today. Have light cramping on my back and abdomen. Does it mean I'm pregnant???

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        Shay 

        6 weeks ago

        My period was a day late the next day I spotted light blood the third day i started bleeding heavy but it was like a dark red and the next day it slowed up a little and I started spotting Brown my period last for 5 Days but only lasted 2 Days I had little back aches I’m confused could I Be pregnant ?

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        Shaji 

        7 weeks ago

        Hi my period start like spotting for 3 days after 4 th day lite and 5 th and 6th day going flow heavy its period or misscariage i am confused im married girl

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        Ericka 

        2 months ago

        last month my period went off on the 6th i had unprotected sex on the 8th & the 21st then i had some light spotting the next morning it was very light and lasted 4 days a little cramping . my period is only 5 days . is there any chance i could’ve got pregnant . i also took a first response and got a positive took another one and it was negative! my period isn’t due until october 6 . not to mention i have had pregnancy signs

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        Robynlola 

        2 months ago

        So my last period was on the 31st aug it was normal and heavy my next period was due on the 28th of September now on the 26th I went to toilet and there's was something light on paper so I assumed it was period coming but thought it was strange as I've never had a early period anyway as the next day went on it got little heavier but not as normal day two was the same was light and it got lighter it stopped and started again and the colour went from red to brown red to brown I'm on day 6 and it's now brown and hardly anything normally my period stopped all together on day 5 I've had a ectopic pregnancy in the past and I'm worried it could be that but I've tested negative on a pregnancy test I forgot to mention I've had no normal period cramping just mild cramping doctors are saying they can't treat it as a ectopic as I'm not having positive pregnancy tests so I'm confused could I be pregnant ? Or isit just a weird period? Only symptoms I've had is dizziness ?

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        Marie 

        2 months ago

        My period was supposed to start September 15th I was 14 days late and then started spotting dark red blood darker than my normal periods. Anyways it went from dark spotting to light spotting and then it got heavier and turned a bright red and then turned pink again but with a milky white mucas and out of no where it stopped and it only lasted for 3 days. My periods usually last 4 to 5 days. Anyways its been a couple of days and now im spotting again but its light pink. Ive tried reading up on things but im still very confused and have no idea what to think. Does it sound like implantation? And should i wait a week after the light pink spotting stops again and take a pregnancy test?

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        Bianca 

        2 months ago

        What if you bleed red as blood? It takes 3 to 4 days? Is it Menstruation?

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        Grz 

        2 months ago

        Please which medication should I take to help me get pregnant, I have been trying since after my first ectopic pregnancy. Please help, am loosing my mind. I need a baby.

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        Rosemary Birik 

        2 months ago

        I'm confused. My period comes on on the 15,16,17,18 every months. My last period was on the 15th of August. On the last day of my period,18th,I had sex with my husband then continued the whole month of August. I Thought I would be pregnant after experiencing all the signs and symptoms of pregnancy but my menstrual flow came on the 15th of September. Is it a spotting or is my normal period that is back

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        Fleur 

        2 months ago

        Hi I had sec just yesterday and then I went to the loo and then saw a bit of blood and so I put a pad on the then I went to back and there was no blood all day today I was not bleeding until this afternoon I noticed e pinkish red blood as I whip and it was brown red discharge is that a sing of I'm plantation

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        Franz 

        3 months ago

        I'm confuse if im pregnant or just menstration. I had my period for the month of aug only 1 day and nothing follows, for this month of september the same case, my period last only for 1 day. Only after a year im sexually active since my husband is working away from home. Am i pregnant?

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        Anonymous 

        3 months ago

        Hi last month I was sexually active on 3 Rd day of my periods and my periods lasted only till that day. This month I got my periods and it lasted only for 2 and a half days and today is my fifth day and I'm urging to bathroom 5 times since 12 hours. Could I be pregnant?

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        Shea 

        3 months ago

        My last period was August 16 was expecting it on 8/18 so two days early that’s fine here it is september 9th I’m sorry g very faint pink go to sleep wake up it’s gone

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        uda 

        3 months ago

        hi. my last period was July 31st and i had only 1 day period on 31st august, usually im having 3 to 4 days period, i test home pregnancy test urine its come negative, please help me

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        krodz 

        3 months ago

        My period has always been regular and heavy, always starts on the 7th of every month. This month my period didn't come on time and had no intercourse in the past 3 months. However I did have intercourse on the 16th and 18th of this month just a few days later I had some light bleeding that went from a light pink to bright red and brown, never enough to fill or soak a pad/tampon ,on and off for 4 days. Have been getting headaches , loss of appetite, have that knot feeling in my throat followed by nausea. Has anyone else experienced something similar? Could this possibly indicate pregnancy?

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        Alex 

        3 months ago

        Me and my boyfriend had sex for the first time with no protection and two days later I and bleeding light red and throwing up and i don’t know what’s happening.? Help ?

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        Unknown 2 

        4 months ago

        I'm 8 weeks postpartum for my pre-op for my tubligation Aug. 1st I had a blood test that was negative then on Aug. 3rd the day of my tubligation they took 3 pregnancy test & urine 2 time with 3 positive test & then on Saturday I spotting one time & Sunday one time with light cramps & light brown to pink only when I wipe do I see the blood but today I have spotted in the early morning & now it's on my pad it's also light pink and a small amount has this happened to anyone

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        Judith young 

        4 months ago

        Thanks for your help

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        Carlie87 

        4 months ago

        Hi I’m carlie,

        I’m confused I supposed to start my period today Sunday 5th August but I’ve been having this light watery pink/red bleeding since Wednesday 1st...

        I’ve had this before and done test and not been pregnant. I have nothing wrong with me as have had check ups done. What can this be.

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        Maddison 

        4 months ago

        So a week before my expected period I got sever cramps after 5 days of sever cramps I had pinkish spotting that later turned to watery reddish blood I ended up in hospital negative pregnancy test urine and blood

        They don’t know what’s wrong put me on heavy medication to help with the pain and sent me home the cramps have stopped I had light spotting for another’s 2 days so all up 4 days of spotting but no proper period or would I still count that as a period? Anyways the spotting has stopped but still don’t feel like my normal self any advice would be appreciated

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        Kim 

        4 months ago

        Oh hey guys can you help me out well. First of all I had discharge of the beginning of the month and then at the end of the month have been spotting brown and then I had like bleeding spotting what does that that means it is normal it's a regular Period

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        Unknown 

        4 months ago

        I'm 3 to 4 days late but starting to spot could I be or not pregnant

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        amber 

        5 months ago

        hi so i have irregular periods and last month i only got mine fro from the 20th to the 22nd -23rd while having unprotected sex for two weeks and still on going , ive taken two test both nehitive but maybe 2/3 days ago i had really watery clear white discharge and last night i thought got my period, but after maybe half an hour is stopped then can came back and now it’s stopped again. my lower back has been weirdly sore the last few days. i had a MASSIVE break out and dry irritated skin no cream so work the hard just sting, ive been getting headaches tho i don’t get them very much. i have a bit of cramping and eating abit more but only fruit and yogurt. ivr also been abit stessed someoe please help me

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        Brooke 

        5 months ago

        My husband and I are ttc I ovulated per the test on June 19th then spotted for 3 Days on July 6 and yesterday on July 11th peak ovulation again with negative pregnancy test. I’m not set to supposedly ovulate for another week. Help what does this mean?

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        Lily 

        5 months ago

        I had unprotected sex for about 3weeks and felt pregnant for almost a month, did series of pregnancy tests they came out negative, after that my period has reduced to 2days for 3months straight now....Help

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        Sabrina Stephens 

        5 months ago

        If i ovulated (peak) on the 29th and had pinkish discharge on and off a couple days before it what does that mean was it implantation or ovulation??

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        JaeeJ 

        5 months ago

        Hi. Quiet like Anna Yamashita below, I did not get my period in June on the date it usually comes. I don't remember experiencing cervical mucus, However my period did come the last day in June when it was suppose to come the beginning. My period usually last 5 days with extreme cramping and bleeding for 4 of those 5 days. This time I only experienced 1st day light cramps and bleeding and then it's like my period disappeared. Light brown spotting happening on 2/3 day. I'm presently on the 4th day and there's no period at all. I don't know if I should take a test as it's been doubtful in the past.

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        Anna Yamashita 

        5 months ago

        hi pls help me i'm doubtful about my situation. I missed my period in last month of june, yes i felt a cervical mocus dicharge like watert,clear white,egg white & sticky white, i felt all the pregnancy signs before but yesterday which is this month of july 2 i have my period or spotting i dont know it begins to brownd dicharge and becomes light red and it becomes heavier but it lasted today july 3 it lated only 2 days

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        Leemah pearl 

        5 months ago

        My last period was on 28th of May to 31st.

        I had an unprotected sex on the 16th of June

        My next period ought to be 28th of June but what am seeing now is just bright red discharge

        Could this mean am pregnant

        Save a soul pls

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        Babrie 

        5 months ago

        I see my period may 1 and may 26 June 11 and 12 I spot just for those 2 days and it's brownish when I spot it's very light I would wear d same liner for the 2 days if u chose too i wanted to know what cause it some 1 help me please

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        Debb 

        5 months ago

        ...On 11th of June I missed my period after 9days late I tested positive and I started discharging not red like blood without clot nor abdominal pain and brown discharge am I still pregnant

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        My 3 

        5 months ago

        I had my last cycle 04/24/2018, no cycle in may at all, June 13,14 i had dark brown spotting on and off .I took a test that was negative what could this be

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        Tiara 

        5 months ago

        I started spotting on the 18 And bleed for 3 day after with light cramp snot like my normal cramps with some cloths not a lot and now it’s has stopped bleeding but still have light cramps

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        Natile 

        6 months ago

        I think I just had implantation bleeding. I have a “on the clock” 32 day cycle. This bleeding was really light and dark and I almost didn’t even notice it but I have been having tiny cramps that are also almost unnoticeable for the past 2 days. I had unprotected sex 9 days ago and I’m not due for my period til 11 more days. I was jw what this bleeding might mean.

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        Mimi 

        6 months ago

        Hi.

        Iv had brown Discharge for three days and on the 4th day on and off(very little amount) I have sore breasts and smithy pmsing. Is their a chance I’m pregnant cause I took a test today (last day of brown/ clear discharge) and it was negative. Am I doing the test to early as my period isn’t due until 3 to 4 days time. Thank you so much for any comments or help I’m 21 yrs old with no children.

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        Kasmere 

        6 months ago

        Hey I’m 18 and have irregular periods (they rarely come and when they do they last long) I’ve recently had 2 periods in one month, one lasted for 11 days another lasted for 5 days. I had intercourse 3 days ago and now I’m bleeding again but its also it combined with a clear mucus. I took a test and it’s negative but my stomach is cramping and I don’t think my period should be coming again so soon. Please someone help me

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        ajh2 

        6 months ago

        Hi! I’m 22 years old TTC. I have very irregular periods. My last period was April 24th, I missed my period in May, I am currently spotting pinkish/brown discharge since June 10th. Could this be implantation bleeding? A light period?

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        Myreyai 

        6 months ago

        I’ve had a period for the last 2 months March and April but in March a mucus plug came out then April my cycle ( I guess) was here only lasted 3 days. Can I be pregnant?

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        Rumbie 

        6 months ago

        Hie i missed my period last mnth and tested i found i am pregnant but today i am bleeding . Am i still pregnant?

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        Saleha 

        6 months ago

        Does implantation bleeding occur 7-8 days

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        jane 

        6 months ago

        so I missed my periods for 2 months that is April and may, I took several pregnancy tests and it came out negative.on the 1st of June I started spotting that went on for about 2 weeks, it was on and off then I started bleeding, it was heavy and with clots. could I have been pregnant and miscarried without me knowing? please help

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        lulu 

        6 months ago

        so i missed my periods for 2 months that is march and april,i took several pregnancy tests and it came out negative.on the 1st of may i started spotting that went on for about 2 weeks,it was on and off then i started bleeding,it was heavy and with clots.could i have been pregnant and miscarried without me knowing?please help

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        sacha 

        6 months ago

        Had an abortion on the 18th of April ,pregnancy symptoms disappeared 2days after the intake of misoprostol (cytotec) bleeded for 8,days heavier for 4days,got a pregnancy test today(may 21st) and was tested negative but started feeling nauseous 2days now .am I still pregnant ?or just hormones. Not forgetting I had blood spotting yesterday and today it flowed like a period but it has already stopped

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        Ris 

        6 months ago

        My period is suppose to come May 22ND, but I had it a week early. My boyfriend and I had sex after my last period. He had a condom on but all I heard was "oh shit" I didn't know what that meant. I didn't see the condom after that..

        Now I was a heavy flower now it's really light, for like 5 days it's really light and it doesn't even fill up the tampon or pad. I do get cramps, I did feel nauseous but I don't think of anything of it...

        So is this a sign of pregnancy or just a change of my period?

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        Vee 

        6 months ago

        Ok so i had sore boobs that comes on and off... My cycle ws supposed to start on May 14th it was 2days late then light pink spotting started, it was NOT on my panty liner it was only when i wiped... I spotted light pink for 3days, 4th day it turned bright red but only wjen i wiped, nothing ever got in my all 4days was only when i wiped. Could i have ovulated late cause my cycle to be late? And my cycle is usual heavy and last only 3days... Could the spotting have been implantion bleeding?

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        Sharon 

        7 months ago

        Hi I had unprotected sex on the 5 day of my mens and that was April, was expecting my men's on the 9 or 8 of May. But to my surprise I saw some light blood on the 2 of May not heavy just using 1 pad the whole day no pain like my usual periods could this be implantation? Please help me have never experienced this before and have 2 children.

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        Krys 

        7 months ago

        Hello I had spotting for 2 days on the 16th and 17th of April didnt think anything had sex on the 21st and 22nd of April then after started spotting again the 23rd till now and it's the 7th is this normal

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        Jessica 

        7 months ago

        I had sex on day 5th day 11th and day 14th of my cycle and my cycle is 28days , at day 15th i see small brown blood pls could I be pregnant

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        Lillyl233 

        7 months ago

        Hi I'm a little worried because last week I was spotting pinkish for a complete week on an off .. I would only see it when I wipe then Monday April 23rd I was feeling nauseous so later on that day I started a period an it only lasted two days which isn't normal for me. Could I be pregnant ????

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        Lucy 

        7 months ago

        I’m soo concerned about my cycle! I’m looking forward to really getting pregnant! My period are irregular however I’ve been getting my period monthly since January 2018. This monthly my period came on the 12th of April and it lasted 4-5 days. I’m concerned about me bleeding red with few small blood clots on my 14th cycle day. It was just a one time thing but what could this mean ? I thought my period had came back but since it was just a one time thing I’m confused now. Can anyone help me please

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        Madhu 

        7 months ago

        My cycle is always 28 days..very few time in my life just 1 or 2 days late but now its 14 days I saw small amount of red bleading with heavy abdominal pain and I thought I got my periods but its just small amount then so sign but discomfort in my abdominal and test after 4th day came negative

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        Anahera morrell 

        8 months ago

        14/04/2018 i was meant to start my menstrual cycle but instead i got a cramp in my lower abdomen followed by a light red/pinkish discharge and a light pinkish/browny discharge now and then when i go to the toilet, its not enough to fill a pad or tampon, it is the 17/04/2018 and im still seeing this discharge... not sure what to think or do tbh any info would be appreciated.

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        ashley 

        8 months ago

        hi im spotting 2 weeks before my menustral cycle could i be pregnant will i start my period this month for april

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        KarenBee 

        8 months ago from Scotland ????????????????????????????

        Hi I’m 20 days late av maybe missed a day or two of my periods but never a full 20/21 days I’m now having light spotting (but not enough to go onto a pad)

        Took 3 different pregnancy tests all come

        Back negative

        Right now the only way a can explain it is it feels like pulling in my belly for the past week av felt sick but not been sick

        Av been having really bad headaches/ mood swings and really tired

        I’m starting to think I mite be pregnant

        Any advice really helpful

        I’m not stressed or anything like that

        But yesterday day 19 late a was crying over nothing my partner asked me if a had any sign of my periods and a bust out crying for no reason

        Please tell me I’m not going mad and this is signs of early

        Pregnancy?

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        shanice 

        8 months ago

        hi im 18 And My Period Is Due On D 15th Of April And I Am Getting Some Really Dull Cramps and I Notice Some light Spotting Cud it be possible that I'm pregnant?

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        Ria V. Lu 

        8 months ago

        Hi I'm Ria! 20 yrs old. I don't know if this is spotting or implantation bleeding but I'm sure that's not a mens..my last men's were on March 3, 3018 but yesterday I thought this is men's but I guess its not. Because the blood on my pad gets brown and its a spot or drop of bleed.. Its not usual my men's because I knew it with myself and I know what exactly I feel when I have menstruation. It last until an hour ago but it so slow now. It is possible that I have implantation bleeding or spotting? Am I right? I don't know what to think. I'm so confused right now.

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        Monika 

        8 months ago

        So my period was supposed to start on April 4th and instead I got a very light red bleed that started on March 31st and it wasn't heavy enough to use a tampon or pad and stayed light through April 1st. I also noticed I didn't bleed overnight. Then it got a little heavier April 2nd but it still didn't seem to fill up a pad. My normal period usually is heavy enough to go through 3 maxi pads in 24 hours. I took a pregnancy test but it came back negative. I have no idea what to do. Do I need to make an appointment with my regular physician or OBGYN?

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        Charissa 

        8 months ago

        I have had three miscarriages I’m pregnant again and I am now just about four months going into my second trimester I’m experiencing some light Pleading the blood is a very light pink it is not heavy I did not need a pad it’s only when I paint white myself that I see it if any other women that have gone through this can you please let me know if this is normal and if you have had a baby did you ever experiences any information to anyone could give me would be very helpful

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        Heather 

        8 months ago

        Hi I have a few questions in hoping some ladies have experience before . I’m 27 and I have 2 children already. I had an abortion in December and I was 12 weeks

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        shantel 

        8 months ago

        Hi am 19 ..my last period was on December den January I didn't see anything so on February I saw brown spots on my underwear so now it's March am bleeding again a bright red blood I really dnt know what's happening with me ...any help ?

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        helen thornsberry 

        8 months ago

        For 2 days I have been seeing a pinkish almost clear web residue on toilet paper when I wipe. I've never been on birth control until now and have been on it only 10 or 11 days. My fiance and I had sex march 13th, the first time he came in me. Pill says to take it every day same time but there was a time i took it way later. Usually take it at 4, I had taken it at 8. I am scared of pregnancy but my breasts are swollen, hurting so bad, tired all the time, cant hold food down and hate everything i usually eat. Please help.

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        Tyeisha 

        8 months ago

        hey I'm 19 i was supposed to came on my period on the 20th of March and i didn't now today March 24th I started spotting brown watery blood i'm not cramping how i normally cramp when I'm on my period but my body is feeling weird I'm hot, and I'm also cold. I cant be seen by my doctor until April 11th but can anybody help me figure out whats going on

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        Abigail 

        8 months ago

        I had my period and after one week l started bleeding again like my normal menstruation the blood darken after two days the blood flow has been for five days, three heavier and two days lighter l don't really understand it at all

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        Alma 

        8 months ago

        Hi I don't know what to do if I have cancer . I should have a period second week of this month but on 19th March 2018 I have mild cramp in my stomach. My breast so sore I can feel I am bleeding I used tampons I fall asleep when I wake up after one hour my period is gone .then in the next day I can feel I have spotting pinkish watery . Until now I still have spotting not so much just little I don't need to use pads or panty liners. I try to have pregnancy test one time at night but I don't follow the instructions second 8 oc'clock in the morning but all negative . . I don't think I am pregnant because my husband he has vasectomy 15 months ago. I don't cheat to my husband. I don't have any kids yet. I don't know what happened to me I never feel like this before. I've been in my OB January 30 ,2018 everything is fine. But I will go back to my OB first week of April .

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        Kenyada 

        8 months ago

        Hey ladies in January I had a period it normally will last 5 days but it ended up lasting 14 days,so I went to the we and they wrote a prescription out from provera 5mg. until the bleeding stop. it eventually stop so I follow up with an OBGYN...so February comes I had no period at all...so March 18 I start bleeding very light not even enough to fill the pad and I'm still bleeding lightly now....im not sure it if just my hormones getting back intact or what...oh yeah I been off bc for a 1 year..My boyfriend and I have be trying to conceive...

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        Jacklynnichole10 

        8 months ago

        Hey I'm 20, and I was late for my period for three weeks. 5 days ago March 17th I started spotting and bleeding very very light and its continued until today March 21st. I thought it was my period but I'm usually heavy on my period and I couldn't even put a tampon in due to not bleeding enough. All I have worn is a panty liner and it would be able to last all day. I've took 3 pregnancy test before I started spotting when I realized I was late and the first one was $1 and had a very faint line so I took one more $10 and it was negative so I waited until the next morning to take another $10 one and it was also negative. Am I on a unusual light period or am I having implantation bleeding? And why has it lasted 5 days? I'm becoming worried..

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        Shakelia 

        9 months ago

        Hello! Im new here but heres my story. My last full period was Feb. 9, 2018. I went off Feb. 10, 2018. My periods are very irregular and i keep track of them but somehow this month my period was due March 10, 2018. Instead on March 12, 2018. I get very light bleeding, it look pinkish/red. The flow was not normal even doe sometimes i do have 1 day period every 1 month out of a whole year. I took a PT on March 11, 2018 and got a NEGATIVE. I also tested on March 15, 2018 and got a NEGATIVE. Im not sure if im pregnant or what caused my period to be like this. I need help!!!!!!!!!!

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        Labiba Shehu 

        9 months ago

        I missed my period with 11 days,does that mean am having implantation bleeding

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        Janet 

        9 months ago

        Hi !

        I am not really sure if I am pregenant? due to having my last child is 14 year old please need advise.

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        Rodelyn Caballero 

        9 months ago

        Hi am having spotting for almost two weeks, I already consulted to a Dr. It indeed up am suffering ectopic pregnancy ,Could be the transvaginal ultrasound gets wrong?caused am only two weeks pregnant due to my calendar plz. Could u help me to elaborate more to me,sometimes my spotting could be red the now its dark Brown, but it's not itchy or smelly. Thank u

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        mair 

        9 months ago

        hi i am 16 and today is march 1st and i have a little spotting. i have no cramps and my last period was february 6th. in january i had it 2 times in a month

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        Teekay 

        9 months ago

        I missed 4 weeks and 2 days according to my period tracker calendar. I started bleeding lightly after this for 3 days. 3 days later, blood started dripping lightly. Am I pregnant or what is this?

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        Vicki 

        10 months ago

        My periods are regular but this time my period started 6days early well I think it's my periods its dark brown and it lasted for 6 days now I'm passing the day that I was actually suppose to start my period what is going on

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        Chantelle 

        10 months ago

        I had intercouse on my ovulation day and a couple days before and i had pinkish spot on the toilet paper and some on my undies its been 4 days after my intercouse on my ovulation day i have had some symptoms of tiredness hungry all the time more than usual i been getting sore nipples going to the toilet alot moody sense of smell is changing and have been feeling nausia but nothing came up headaches and just feeling blurr

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        Lindz1875 

        10 months ago

        I start having what seemed like mild bleeding and cramping 5 days before my period. It lasted until the next morning and then turned into Brown spotting. It's been 4 Days now I've had brown spotting, and my period was due today. Today I have the Brown spotting, burping, indigestion in the middle of the night, gas, and very mild cramping on my right side. Can someone tell me if this is implementation bleeding or my messed up period?

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        prati 

        12 months ago

        Hi,today my 15th day of iui.yesterday I took pregnancy test but its negative. I feel cramping before 2-3 days n right now also.today in the morning very little spotting arrive after that no.can I pregnant or not?

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        Chantal 

        12 months ago

        So I had my tubes tied almost 4 years ago, but I started my period yesterday I thought!!! My periods are always on time and are very heavy, but it’s very light like I don’t have to use anything and it’s reddish/brown. I’m having mild cramps and normally I cramp for a week before I start and nothing this time. I know I’m not pregnant, but could I be???? It is just not normal for me to have such a light period. I see the doctor in a couple days for completely different reasons, and I don’t want to take a test and my hopes be smashed......

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        Mrs.Hood 

        12 months ago

        I've been bleeding for 11 days now it started off light pink then a clot or two within 2 days. I usually have a constant flow not spotting here and there when it comes to my period. This feels real different I have pinched like pain on my side and I'm moody. Idk what is going on I have had an ectopic pregnancy before and I have one tube due to that. Yesterday I started having a BM Everytime I eat something.... HELP

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        lilly 

        13 months ago

        I am having wired cramps and light bleeding which does not looks like my period plus my period should be a week for it to come but now am expire be light bleeding some one let me now what's going on

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        Lisha 

        13 months ago

        So I had spottings 6 days after my last period and it was off and on for 2 days ive been getting small cramping on the left side of my abdominal. Is it possible I could be pregnant right after my period?

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        nell 

        13 months ago

        I been spotting lately and went to see I'm obgyn who did cultural test and also sent me for imaging.so I went to get my sonagram done and the doctors said its possible I am having a tube pregnancy they couldn't rule it out or they see a cyst on my ovaries.I am 5 weeks pregnant and the could barely see a baby in my uterus. But last night I was horny so I decided to play with myself (tmi) and afterwards I went to take a shower and had to urinate a Lil in the shower and when I did dark clots came out along with blood then when I went to use the bathroom again it stopped.I still have light cramps but I passed gas numerous of times as well.today is Sunday and I have to be at work.I already was out of work for 3 to 5 days as it is.I don't know what to do.also my doctor wanted to put me on baby aspirins but he never sent the prescription like he said he would. Is am so scared cause this isnt my first pregnancy and this has never happened to me at all.

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        Gina 

        14 months ago

        I have recently changed contriseption from implant to pill I had implant in 18 month missed period in August and September woke this morning thought my period had started and it was brown stain with discharge then during day it's gone to blood with discharge ive had heart burn for past month or so and when I eat some foods they dont agree with me and alway burping can anyone help to what i should do

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        KB Baker 

        14 months ago

        OK, so I definitely need somebody to explain to me what is going on.

        Today is October 10th. I was supposed to get my period on Sep. 26th. It never came. Which is not normal for me at all, because I never miss a period. They are sometimes late a day or two, due to stress, but I haven't ever missed one completely.

        I was recently raped by my ex fiance of 2 years, a little over a month ago. He claimed he never pulled out. So I began to worry a little bit.

        I have been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms. Vomiting, stomach pains, tender breast with color change, heaviness, etc.. I had a little bit of light pink spotting yesterday, but it wasn't much at all. I just woke up at 4 a.m, and felt like I had a period coming on or something along the lines. I went to the restroom, and had some red bleeding on my panty liner. No clotting at all, but when I wiped, it was pink, instead of the red color that was resting on my panty liner. I am starting to freak out even more, because I don't know if I am pregnant, or what is wrong with me. I have already taken 4 pregnancy test in the last 2 weeks. They all came up negative. I have never had a child, nor ever been pregnant or Even close, so I'm fairly confused and worried. Somebody please help me underststand what is going on with me? Am I pregnant, or it is a more serious issue????

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        Amy 

        14 months ago

        Had 2 frozen eggs transfered got a positive pregnancy test today I've been havin brown blood for two days and today bloody gone darker and more wiv stomach cramps am ai still pregnant

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        Carol 

        14 months ago

        I was reading the comments. I am also spotting for 3 days after testing posigive for a pregnancy test. i scheduled an APT to a GYN but the earliest theg have is on 10/30 .. im worried :(

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        Vanesa 

        14 months ago

        Hello , my last regular period was August 16-22nd . On August 22nd last day of my period my iud was removed (which I had for 9 years and 10 months) My husband and I have had unprotected sex before and after iud was removed I was 2 weeks late for my period took many pregnacy test all came out negative on the 18th of September I started to bleed I went to the emergency telling them I was late on my period and I didn't know why it was so heavy . Dr's said if I were to be pregnant then it was too early to recognize it . They did a iron and blood test to checking pregnant or not , and I wasnt ... I usually have a period for a cycle of 7 days this has lasted only 3 days ... still the day before I started my husband and I still had unprotected sex ... idk what's wrong ???? Could it be that my body is getting use to not having the IUD( 10year non hormonal ) PLEASE HELP ????

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        Airy 

        15 months ago

        I've experienced spotting for 4 days and after I can still feel cramping and it's been 5 days now. Is this a sign of early pregnancy?

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        Sasha 

        15 months ago

        I'm only 16 I had sex on the 16th of august 3 days after that I started spotting for 6 days, 7 days after 31st of September I started spotting again and still am to this day. It has been 11 days that I have been spotting and I don't know what's wrong with me

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        nicolle 

        15 months ago

        hi i had a m/c in may my periods has been up and down since but i had my last period on the 6th of august, i am now 4 days late but had spotting on friday the 1st of sep ,2 days before i was due. I have done 2 pregnancy tests and they are showing negative any ideas ?

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        NathaNater 

        15 months ago

        That could be something as benign as hemorrhoids. Sometimes something like that can be more serious, though it's unlikely; still it would be a good idea to take her to the doctor.

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        keelia champagnie 

        15 months ago

        hi my issues is that i am experienceing spotting after my period for the first time . its on an off and i am worried

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        Nadia 

        15 months ago

        Hey I'm 3-4 weeks pregnant had miner pains since Tuesday then Lil blood coming out,then it stopped the whole night then today it came out with cloth I ddnt go to the doc or clinic I'm scared,cud that be a sign of miscarriage

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        India 

        15 months ago

        My period was on the 8th of August and I just start spotting pink on August 23 i put a pad on and nothing is on the pad what could be happening

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        nicole 

        16 months ago

        I had unprotected sex about a week and a half ago and on Saturday( the usual time of my period) I started getting brown discharge, and on Sunday I had a heavy flow with blood clots. I thought this was my period, however today(Monday) the bleeding has stopped and my period usually lasts about 5-6 days. What can this mean? Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test if the bleeding just stopped today?

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        Katie 

        16 months ago

        I started my regular period on July 3rd thru the 9th and 15 days later I started spotting for like 4 days I have had my tubes cut burned and tied. I took a home pregnancy test like 5 days ago it came back negative. What should I do??

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        Jamie 

        16 months ago

        I have my period on the 25th and I bled for a few hours today and the tamp was browning !? Am I pregnant

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