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Ovulation (mid cycle) bleeding, light period or something else - what is going on??

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I have an almost 15 month old son and just got my first postpartum period on March 30th.

 

Then, on April 18th (day 20 of my cycle) I got some light bleeding.  It was enough that I had to wear a pad, but after the whole day there was only about a 2 inch spot on the pad.  It's now the fifth day - every day since the 18th I've had light bleeding during the day, and then it will stop at night (the pad is always clean in the morning).  Today it was very light and it's pretty much only a slight amount when I wipe.  I also noticed today there seems to be some "eggwhite" cervical mucus tinged with blood.

 

Any idea what this could be???  It seems too long to be ovulation bleeding, but too light and too early to be a regular period.  Did anyone have anything like this with postpartum periods?  With my daughter my cycles were normal as soon as they came back.

 

I am especially anxious to figure out what is going on because on the 2nd day of bleeding (the 19th) it had stopped at night so we had sex and the condom broke.  If it is mid cycle bleeding, that means I could have been fertile, right???

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I do that with implantation in a pregnancy but the timing doesn't seem right for that (you were using condoms without event before you saw the bleeding, right)? I'd assume that your hormones are probably still a little wonky.
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Thanks for the reply sbgrace - I'm also thinking it's just wonky hormones...

 

I read about implantation bleeding and it seems like it could be that, but it seems a bit too soon (day 21 of my cycle - not sure when I ovulated but I think around day 14-16) and we had used condoms every time without noticing any issues.

 

I'm still a little concerned...but I guess I'll know more at the end of the month if my period comes at the usual time or not

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