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    Spotting for 4/5 days before period properly starts

    Does anybody else get this?? Iím trying to remain rational and keep a decent perspective on it. Iíve struggled with HA for years and trying to keep my shĒt together and not worry myself about anything sinister.
    Does anybody know if it can be a sign of a cycle where you havenít ovulated?? Iíve been doing a lot of long distance running and my body fat % is v low so perhaps linked to that??
    Iím up to date with smears.
    Thank you if youíve taken the time to read ❤️

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    Re: Spotting for 4/5 days before period properly starts

    If you're up to date with smears, I wouldn't worry about it. Heavy exercise can make your hormones go wonky anyway.

    Spotting used to be my #1 trigger, but luckily I have a really sussed GP who basically said that periods are weird and it's generally no big deal.
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    Re: Spotting for 4/5 days before period properly starts

    Thank you Blueiris xxx itís such a trigger isnít it and one that is very hard to escape from unless you undress/visit bathroom in the dark.
    I made the mistake of googling spotting- hoping to find some useful hormone related information but instead the story came up from an ovarian C website where mid cycle bleeding was the ladyís only symptom and I just , well it really terrified me. The thought of leaving my 3 young children without a mother 😢

    I started using running as my anxiety Ďmedication Ď but perhaps Iíve taken it too far. Think I need to talk to the gp...

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    Re: Spotting for 4/5 days before period properly starts

    I'm in my 40s now; spotting used to be the one thing that would completely incapacitate me, but I'm much better at rationalising now.
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    Re: Spotting for 4/5 days before period properly starts

    Yes, I've had that my whole life. I'm 31 now. I've never had an abnormal smear. In my case I think it may be a progesterone issue.

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