Spotting before AF... every month? - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 09-18-2012, 12:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
Mosaic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: La vida loca
Posts: 3,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?

Mi vida loca: full-time WOHM, frugalista, foodie wannabe, 10+ years of TCOYF 

 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T spells BRAND NEW User Agreement!!

Mosaic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 5 Old 09-18-2012, 03:04 PM
 
pokeyac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 4,594
Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)

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.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Married to a wonderful woman
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Check out our
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
pokeyac is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 09-30-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Mama2Dane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Florida!
Posts: 475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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.
 


Single mama to one DS born at home 12/09.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mama2Dane is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 10-05-2012, 07:34 PM
 
dejagerw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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.
 

dejagerw is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 10-12-2012, 02:10 PM
 
dayiscoming2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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.

 

http://infertilityworkshop.com/blog/b6-and-progesterone-production/

https://sites.google.com/site/miscarriageresearch/vitamins-and-miscarriage/vitamin-b6


Happily married Christian SAHM of 2 boys, DD1 uc.jpg, and DD2 July 2013 homebirth.jpg 

 homeschool.gif   novaxnocirc.gif cd.gif   winner.jpg                                       

 

dayiscoming2006 is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 19,561

45 members and 19,516 guests
averysmomma05 , blhmtn , Bufomander , bugmenot , cillian , cloa513 , contactmaya , emmy526 , foreskin_is_normal , girlspn , happy-mama , hillymum , imoverit , incorrigible , Iron Princess , jcdfarmer , JElaineB , JHardy , joycef , katelove , Katherine73 , kathymuggle , lilmissgiggles , Lydia08 , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , MamaByGodsGrace , Mylie , MylittleTiger , oaksie68 , RollerCoasterMama , samaxtics , sciencemum , shantimama , SpiralChrissy , Springshowers , SweetSilver , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.