When do you count your first day of period?. The first day you see a little blood/spotting? or when its a little heavier?
Spotting a day or two before a period is normal and does not count I believe, as the actual period.
The first day of actual flow. Spotting is pre-period (and post-period).
The reason for this is because many women spot at other times in their cycles besides around their period (particularly on or near ovulation). If those women were counting each little bit of blood that came out as a "period", they'd be having "periods" every other week or so. Which is obviously not the case.
Your period is when the corpus luteum "dies" and you experience a sudden drop in Progesterone, which causes the lining of your uterus to shed. This will be an actual flow. Spotting may occur before this happens, but your period does not start until there is actual bright-red flow.
thats what i thought.
i usually spot for 2 days before i get a heavy flow. ive just heard so many different things on when you should start counting.
First day you start bleeding.
Quoting Anonymous:thats what i thought. i usually spot for 2 days before i get a heavy flow. ive just heard so many different things on when you should start counting.
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