Originally Posted by MaerynPearl
hmmm... are you actively seeing anyone for your fertility (doctor/midwife/whatever) because a sudden onset of spotting when you do not have a history of such may be reason to run a few tests (nothing serious, the usual hormone stuff which can easily be fixed) I would honestly not be concerned but it is cause for noting, especially when as actively TTC as you are. It very very well could be nothing but something changing randomly like that when putting effort into TTC... I would certainly bring it up with my doctor.
Ovulation bleeding usually does not happen until the day of/after ovulation since it is (believed to be) caused by the egg rupturing from the follicle... and you would not be getting EWCM after the bleeding happens since that is supposed to end before ovulation itself happens.
You did rule out irritation to your cervix (from checking it) right?
I have an OBGYN who I see for my annual, and who saw me when I had the bleeding/chemical pg... but she seems pretty clueless about fertility stuff in general (i.e., I feel more informed than her). I wanted to avoid going to an RE if at all possible, but I guess there are other OBs out there who are more knowledgeable about fertility, etc. Believe me, I thought the same (that it could be something hormonal, namely a drop in estrogen for whatever reason) since this has never happened to me before.
Ruled out cervix irritation because I hadn't really been checking all that often. I discovered the spotting when I wiped after a BM (sorry if TMI).
The only other thing I'm wondering is if it could just be "leftovers" from my last period... I am using a cup instead of tampons these days, and I just wonder if there was some left in there that the cervix expelled when I used the bathroom? A long shot, since I didn't notice any before CD11, but who knows....
I guess I just should keep an eye on this cycle and make an apt. if it continued.
Definitely know what you mean about wanting to get anything that raises a red flag checked out since we're TTC so actively.
To be honest, a very selfish, irrational side of me wants to be medicating my cycles to increase our chances, because I'm just so tired of waiting/trying. But I know that's totally illogical and stupid and likely unecessary. And expensive.