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#1 of 5 Old 09-18-2012, 12:48 PM - Thread Starter
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For the last 8 months or so (maybe longer?), I've had 2-5 days of red/pink/brown spotting before AF. I've never had this issue before, but now it appears to be the "new normal" since my cycle came back after baby #2. No ovulatory spotting, clear cervical fluid pattern, no infection symptoms, AF is same ol' flow and duration, just with several days of annoying spotting, enough some days to require a pantiliner.

FWIW, I'm 33 and DD2 is 29 months and basically weaned (she latches on a time or two a day for less than 60 seconds total), so I don't think it's perimenopause or breastfeeding related.

Is this a progesterone thing? Other thoughts?

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It could be a progesterone thing.  Mine was low and I typically have spotting for a few days before AF.  I do acupuncture, and I started taking some B6 last month.  I had 2 days of a little spotting and then none the next.  I was pretty excited about that one day without.  I would like to credit the B6, but I can't say for sure.

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I don't know what would cause it, but my cycle has been like that since about 2007. I had no issues getting pregnant with my son and I just accept it as my normal cycle. I am 27 now.

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I believe it's called a luteal phase defect, so yes, I believe it is a progesterone issue. Try supplementing with some B6 and see if that helps it.

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50-100 mg of B6 and best taken with a B complex or multivitamin that contains the Bs. From what I've read, you need to take at least 50mg of B6 to help with correcting luteal phase defect.

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