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Strange spotting *warning TMI* My2moms Due July 19; TTC since Jan 2014; Loveland, CO, United States 19 posts
8th Jun

Before you tell to test I'm going to when wake up today. 

AF should be starting any time now but a couple days ago I had some brown discharge just on the tp  after using the restroom. Went to sleep after work and when I woke up there was nothing after using the toilet. Later that evening there was more so I put in a tampon thinking af was starting. When I used the toilet an hour or so later I removed the tampon and it was almost dry minus a very small amount of brown "old" blood. I did not use a tampon and went to bed. This morning no spotting at first. Went to the toilet several hours later to find brown blood with a twinge of pink. I thought for sure this must be af so I put in a tampon. I went to work as usual and had to use the toilet because I thought I had soaked through the tampon. When I removed it it was only about 1/4 brown blood. I've been to the toilet several times since and absolutely nothing when I wipe. I'm so confused right now. I haven't tested yet. Also I had some pretty rough sex the morning before all of this started. I am actively ttc. 

I know it's old blood so I guess my question is are there any ladies out there that have had this happen and find they are in fact pregnant? Any experiences/advice would be greatly appreciated. If this is in fact the start of af I wish she would stop playing games and just come so I can try again.  

Mrs.Sherwood ☮ 36 Weeks Due January 12 (girl); Mesa, AZ, United States 4418 posts
8th Jun

I had very light spotting right around the time my period was due, along with mild period-like cramps. The spotting was brown and not enough to even need a panty liner, but I could see it when I wiped. It happened for about a day and I haven't had any spotting since (about 8w3d along now). Definitely don't use any more tampons until you're 100% sure you aren't pregnant - it can cause infections and other complications. Good luck, I hope you get your BFP!! :)

My2moms Due July 19; TTC since Jan 2014; Loveland, CO, United States 19 posts
8th Jun

Thanks. I'll be sure not to use a tampon until af comes or I get a bfp. I just figured with the pink and brown that it must be af. I've had old blood start my periods before but it's consistent not some here and there. 

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66734 posts
status 8th Jun

Quoting My2moms:
Thanks. I'll be sure not to use a tampon until af comes or I get a bfp. I just figured with the pink and brown that it must be af. I've had old blood start my periods before but it's consistent not some here and there. 


You shouldn't use a tampon after you get a BFP...

OP, I always have brown spotting before AF starts. That's probably what it is.

My2moms Due July 19; TTC since Jan 2014; Loveland, CO, United States 19 posts
8th Jun

Lol. I wouldn't be using a tampon after I got a bfp. I've also had brown spotting before af so I'm not saying it isn't af starting.

Some back info, tingly nipples which always seem to be erect and a weird cramping only on one side. Far from my normal pms symptoms

Debbie_Frutos Due September 27 (girl); 1 child; Spartanburg, South Carolina 1164 posts
8th Jun

Quoting My2moms:
Lol. I wouldn't be using a tampon after I got a bfp. I've also had brown spotting before af so I'm not saying it isn't af starting.

Some back info, tingly nipples which always seem to be erect and a weird cramping only on one side. Far from my normal pms symptoms


I use to get weird symptoms from time to time be for my period...


hope it all works out for you

Cow. TTC since May 2014; 2 angel babies; Phoenix, AZ, United States 6586 posts
status 8th Jun

If you had rough sex the morning before all the brown bleeding started, it's likely you might of injuried your cervix.

Mama*nurse TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Arkansas 187 posts
8th Jun

The only way you can know is if you test. I had light spotting and old blood before all 3 bfp's. Unfortunately, we lost 2 of them.