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What is spotting Vs. light flow? Chuck Norris TTC since Jan 2013; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Fairbanks, AK, United States 18865 posts
19th Sep '10

I am confused now after reading some other women's replies. Several women have said that spotting is enough to have to use a liner but not fill up a pad????? And what is CD 1???? That is the first day of actual full flow ranging from light to heavy right? If spotting is considered what was mentioned above then I didnt have an actual period a few weeks ago (!!!!yikes!!!!), and have to go back to my ff chart and fix my chart.



TIA,
Veronica

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6804 posts
19th Sep '10

Are you TTC or using the rhythm method or niether?? LOL

Um spotting would be having to use a panty liner IMO and light flow would be using light pads or light/regular tampons. CD 1 to me would be when you first bleed whether it's spotting or regular flow. These are all my opinions.

Mommyhas2 2 kids; Virginia 465 posts
19th Sep '10

I think spotting would be liner or no liner (when you wipe small amount of blood). Flow is when you NEED to wear something.

M&F VBAC Graduate 19 kids; Texas 10997 posts
19th Sep '10

i think spotting would be like you wouldnt really need to wear anything just when wiping.. i dont consider filling a panty liner spotting

Chuck Norris TTC since Jan 2013; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Fairbanks, AK, United States 18865 posts
19th Sep '10

NOT ttc yet. on my third month of bc pills and charting to get the hang of it to learn about what my body is doing and around when its doing it so that when we DO start ttc then I wont be as clueless and confused. ff considers your cd1 to be the first day of actual flow.... and the girls that told me the info above said their obs told them that so ???? im confused lol

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
19th Sep '10

I always use the first day of my cycle even if it just spotting. Just because I know my cycles they're regular, and every 30 days. So even if I don't need a pad but have spotting I use it as day one.



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Chuck Norris TTC since Jan 2013; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Fairbanks, AK, United States 18865 posts
19th Sep '10

sorry lol. can you read the whole thing online for free on that site?

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
19th Sep '10
Quoting Chuck Norris [EBFB]:
M&F VBAC Graduate 19 kids; Texas 10997 posts
19th Sep '10

are you on birth control pills? if so, how long have u been on them because i know when i was on them, my periods arent what my periods are usually like... they are so light and dont last as long

Chuck Norris TTC since Jan 2013; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Fairbanks, AK, United States 18865 posts
20th Sep '10

I have been on bc pills for 3 years and my periods have always been heavy for at least two days, sometimes three be dark red and thick and full of clots and then would taper off in another day or a few days... my first pp period was like that... normal 5 day heavy period... this past one was the first time in my entire life of having a period that it was so scant that I only had to wear pantiliners the whole time (because im very weird about stuff messing up my underwear) and it only lasted 3 days, one day of "ok??? maybe this is going to be the start of my af..." and then less and less spotting over the next two days. It was bright red and super watery and there were no clots. I have never bled like that EVER before and its unnerving. I have also had some pregnancy like symptoms... I have an appointment this afternoon so I will be talking to an ob about it... I will be asking for a blood test (since hpts never worked for my third pregnancy).

Kamar09 Due December 4; TTC since Jan 2014; 49 kids; 3 angel babies; Lansing, Michigan 10152 posts
20th Sep '10

I consider spotting to be blood that you only see when you wipe or a few drips on a liner. A light flow would be enough blood to need a pad.