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Why am I spotting in the middle of the month? (Warning TMI)

For the last two months I've been spotting (enough to fill a tampon over the course of the day) for two or three days in the middle of the month. WHY? I'm TTC and I don't understand why this is happening. Last month it was mostly dark brown, but this month it's bright red. I shouldn't start for at least two more weeks. Any ideas?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • It's normal for your body to do this from time to time. If you have had any recent weight loss/gain, tyroid, hormonal or stress can cause this. Just drink plenty of water and keep up on your vitamins to regulate your folic acid levels.

    Answer by Jennielee_1975 at 4:38 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • If you've had any changes in the last few months, like coming off of birth control, that might cause it.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • I've been off BC for over 6 months now

    Answer by toriandgrace at 4:17 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Sorry, I don't have any other ideas. I have read many times that sometimes it just happens for no reason, but I know that's hard to believe when it's not normal for you. Good luck!

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 4:23 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • I would spot when I was ovulating for quite a while. Very annoying, but nothing serious. Two months of BC straightened it out, but since you are TTC, that wouldn't be a helpful solution.

    Answer by peppermintmocha at 5:52 PM on Jan. 16, 2009