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Long period?

By Anonymous December 22, 2014 - 8:48pm
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I need some advice about my past period. On Dec 12th I stated spotting brown but only when I wipe. Then the 13th nothing. The 14th I spotted brown off and on throughout the day. The 15th I had to use a tampon but it was light pink and brown. The 16th I was back to brown then the 17th nothing. Then the 19th I spotted brown again. On the 20th I had brown and light pink but only when I wipe. Then nothing but today the 22nd Im back to spotting brown. My cycles are 31-34 days. My period was supposed to start on the 16th but it was earlier if I can even call this month a period. I normally spot brown for half a day then it comes full for 3 days and I use a pad a day and can't even use a tampon. They have always only been 4-5 days. I have been off birth control (the pill) for 5 months now and have been trying to get pregnant but on the 14th I had a negative first response test. I have an appointment for January 20th but I would like some advise of what to do or what could be wrong.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community! Thanks for your question. 

The on-and-off spotting could be your body still getting used to going back to a regular menstrual cycle, though it usually takes about three months at the longest. However, if you had irregular periods before birth control, it is likely that they will be irregular again after going off of the pill.

You should be able to get pregnant once you begin ovulating normally. That said, most couples take up to a year to conceive, so you might just have to wait it out.

Of course, your doctor will be able to give you more personal, in-depth answers at your appointment. Best of luck!


December 22, 2014 - 11:57pm
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