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Here is a question from “Chelsea” regarding spotting 1 week before period due:

I “spotted” for about 2 1/2 days then it ended, my period isn’t due for another 1-2 weeks, could i be pregnant?

POSSIBLE ANSWER 1: Implantation spotting is my best guess for this. – Most often when a period isn’t due for 1 week or a little more, it is implantation spotting.  This is when the fertilized egg implants on the wall of the uterus.

If you were temping you would find that your temps would usually have an extra leap at this time.   If you were using a Fertility Tracker you would have seen ferning at the time of implantation which shows the surge of estrogen.

POSSIBLE ANSWER 2: The other answer is that you ovulated later in the cycle and it is mittleschmerz which is accompanied by a twinge of pain in your ovary at ovulation.  Often times there is a little blood afterwards.  This can also mean that you have a small cyst on the surface of your ovary.  Your your egg breaking through can leave a little blood.

If this is the case you will want to consider strengthening your ovaries so that you don’t develop cysts.  Bee Pollen is a good choice as well as progesterone in the luteal phase of your cycle if you also have PMS symptoms.

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Here is a question from Joni

Message: Can you tell me any information on pink spotting when I wipe 7-8 days before my due period not crampy very worried !!

Possible answer 1: Without more information it is hard to determine but the most common would be if it is a small amount and not continuing, implantation spotting.  This would mean that you are pregnant and your baby is implanting on the uterine wall.  If it continues it can be that your hormones are fluctuating and you might possibly have low progesterone which would cause the implantation to be in jeopardy.    Check out our catalog store for progesterone creams we recommend.

Possible answer 2: Sometimes when you have a cyst it will burst when there is a good ovulation.  This is not a bad thing as long as it was not too large but since you said you have no cramping and there was no pain this is much less likely.

Possible answer 3: If you are on the pill and there has been implantation the BCP will force the fetus to be removed from uterus and there will be detachment.

Possible answer 4: If you had unprotected sex, without a condom, you are at risk at contracting an STD and an infection can result within 1-3 weeks of the sexual act.

I don’t mean to be drab but spotting is very common but that does not mean it should be considered as normal.  There are reasons for spotting and they are worth checking out.  Read the answers above also.  You can also tweet us or contact us again.::


The #1 Reason for Spotting:
Hormonal imbalance due to low progesterone. 
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