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Old 06-28-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Question Brown spotting a week before period due

Hi all, first off I am very scared as this has never happened before. A few things about me.

30 years old, I have 3 children and had a tubal ligation 5 1/2 years ago. I have always had "normal" periods that are like clock work until here recently in the past few months. I have always had a 7 day period and have noticed they have ended a day or two early the past 2 or 3 months. That didn't worry me any until now.

1 week ago today I started feeling like my period was coming on(which wasn't due until this weekend). Headache, little bit of stomach cramps, that sort of thing. The first thing I noticed that day was brown spotting which I have never experienced before except towards the end of my period. This has went on all week. I kept thinking I was going to start, but never did. Sometimes I'd go a half a day and there would be nothing and then the brown would come back and two times it was red...then back to brown. This evening I "think" I have finally started, but I'm scared to death about all of this spotting for the past week? What could it possibly mean? Is this normal for some or is it a reason to be concerned? My insurance doesn't start for another 2 weeks is why I haven't been seen by a dr. yet.

P.S. and a fear of mine. My Mom experienced "female" problems when she turned 30 and had to have a hysterectomy(sorry for the bad spelling!) due to cysts she had on her ovaries.

Any info or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old 06-29-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: Brown spotting a week before period due

It could just be your cycling doing some changing. I am 32 and I swear when I turned 30 my body broke and I have had so many issues. I am now scheduled for a hyst at the end of July.

I would not say anything is wrong but if it bothers you than make an appt with your gyn.

 
Old 06-30-2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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Re: Brown spotting a week before period due

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It could just be your cycling doing some changing. I am 32 and I swear when I turned 30 my body broke and I have had so many issues. I am now scheduled for a hyst at the end of July.

I would not say anything is wrong but if it bothers you than make an appt with your gyn.

Thank you so much for your reply. I hope your surgery goes well.

It was such an unusual thing for me and I didn't know if it was normal or if it could possibly be a sign of something else. Really freaked me out!

 
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