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October 25th, 2009


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phyllisnewman
09:05 am - Period Exactly One Week AFTER Ovulation, And One Week BEFORE Expected Period...?

Hi all.

My LMP started on September 30 and ended October 4th. I'm a regular 28-day cycle gal, and I'm not on any type of birth control or anything like that. My next period isn't due until November 1st, so you could imagine my surprise when I went to the bathroom and saw that AF decided to deliver an early birthday present for me. {My birthday is later this month, on the 28th.} I ovulated exactly one week ago on the 18th. I've read that implantation bleeding can occur a week after ovulation, and approximately a week before your period, but this was a little heavier than what you would expect for implantantion bleeding. The thing is, I haven't had ANY cramps or anything like that, like usual. My boyfriend and I had sex on October 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, and 19th. As I said earlier, I'm not on any form of birth control. He prefers to use the withdrawal method since it's something he's been doing forever. I've read that stress can cause periods to be LATE, but never the opposite, and have them be early. I certainly wasn't expecting to get my period a week early like this. I don't have any infections or anything like that, either. I feel completely fine. The only PMS symptoms I've seemed to have lately are the occasional moodiness, high sex drive and craving for sweets, but like I said, no cramps or anything else. But oddly enough, I have noticed that my temperature has been very high for the past week. The weather has been crazy where I live, but for whatever reason, I've just been very hot. My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy. LOL. But each night when we've gone to bed, I've had to open up at least ONE window and sleep on top of the covers from being so hot. And him on the other hand, he has been all bundled up underneath the covers, like he's in the middle of a blizzard or something.

Do you think that pregnancy could be a possibility at this point? And if not, what else do you think could be the cause of me getting my period a week early? I'm a little concerned because my mother had her period for 6 months while being pregnant with my older sister. Then, 6 years after that, when she became pregnant with me, the same thing happened again. She had her period for the first 6 months.

Added Note: The bleeding started at about 7:30 this morning. It is a little past 9:00, and the bleeding has stopped COMPLETELY. When I say it's gone, it's GONE. I don't get it. When I wiped earlier, the peice of paper I used was soaked, and now nothing. No spotting, not even a speckle. WTF?!!!


Thanks in advance for reading and providing me with your answers. I appreciate it.
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From:lady1297
Date:October 25th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
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I would guess implantation spotting.
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From:anastasia1009
Date:October 25th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
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I would agree could be implantation bleeding :)
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From:bouncepogo
Date:October 25th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
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Do you temp?
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From:nisie
Date:October 25th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
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It sounds like implantation bleeding, or the beginning of a period. I'm normally a 30 day cycle person, but I recently had a 24 day period.
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From:elettaria
Date:October 25th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Options that occur to me:

1) You miscalculated your ovulation date. What signs are you charting? Can you show us your chart?
2) You're having a short luteal phase this cycle. How long is your luteal phase usually? Mine is 9 days, so I've had the odd 7 day LP. If your LP is usually 14 days, on the other hand, this option is unlikely.
3) You're pregnant. You had sex several times during your fertile phase and I'm afraid withdrawal isn't the most reliable method out there, so this is fairly likely.
4) You're getting vaginal bleeding for some other reason. Google vaginal bleeding, there are various possible causes. I've gone through patches of midcycle bleeding due to having a cervical polyp, for instance, mostly just after sex.
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From:jchammonds
Date:October 25th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
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I agree with the others. If you're not pregnant, then it sounds like your hormones are out of whack, what with the high temps and early bleeding.

Do you temp? When did you ovulate?
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From:nuclear_eggset
Date:October 25th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
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If it was short bleeding, and your temps are higher, it sounds an awful lot like classic implantation/pregnancy symptoms. The sex drive and cravings are possible symptoms of pregnancy as well (not to mention moodiness). As you has sex three times in your fertile window, I suggest waiting a week ('til Nov. 1) and taking a home pregnancy test (it may be a bit early to pick one up now).

BTW, my first pregnancy symptoms were light cramping sensations for longer than normal prior to when my period was expected - started about five or six days before I expected my period.
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From:sgatazmy
Date:October 25th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
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If the hot problem came AFTER the bleeding then it can be a pregnancy symptom. It if was there before, it's either a coincidence or your hormones are out of whack.

The bleeding could be implantation but I doubt a test will pick it up for a week or so.

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