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The first day of your cycle is the first day of actual bleeding.

I was wondering the same thing since it changes the actual day of your ovulation. What I found in my research was that the first day of your period is ANY bleeding at all.

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Q: Is the first day of your period when you start spotting brown or red?
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When you start your period if you have brown spotting do you count that as the first day of your cycle or do you wait till you see bright red blood?

any sort of spotting either before or after is considered to be your period.


After you start birth control for the first time do you consider spotting the first day of your period or actual flowing the first day?

spotting is the beginning of what will be your period.


You had brown spotting in your underwear do that mean you will start your period?

yes it is that means you are having periods


Brown spotting 5 days before period?

it telling u that u are about to start


If have been spotting brown and bleeding then after almost a week of spotting you start cramping are you pregnant or did you have a miscarriage?

im 16 and i was supposed to start my period a couple weeks ago and i never did now i am spotting brown blood i was wondering if anyone could tell me what that means


Why do you start spotting red 3 days before your period starts and is the first day of your period when you start spotting or the day you start flowing?

Hi, Its not uncommon for periods to arrive 2-3 days earlier than usual. Yes the first day of your period is as soon as the bleeding starts, whether it be spotting or heavy flow.


Why would a period start with pink spotting then brown spotting then light red with light cramps?

Because it gets heavier and then the cramps mean you are in puburty


What does it mean when you are spotting before your period?

Spotting is normal before your period - your period doesn't just suddenly start, it starts slowly at first so only small amounts of blood will leave your body, this is spotting.


Is it normal if you start spotting brown 3 weeks after your period?

No this isn't normal. See your doctor and do a pregnancy test.


What does it mean when you wipe ther is brown blood on the toliet paper?

This is spotting, it's light bleeding that has mixed with your discharge. This can occur at the start of end of your period, or it may be spotting for another reason such as ovulation spotting.


What is brown stuff before your period?

The brown stuff is known as 'spotting' it is just blood mixing with discharge, it turns brown when it comes in contact with air. This is just the start of your period, you can also get it at other times such as at the end of your period or around ovulation.


What do it mean if you spot pink blood then brown blood two days before your period then it goes away the same day?

Spotting is normal before your period, it's just the start of your period as the uterine lining starts to shed. You can also get spotting after your period, or mid-cycle spotting around the time of ovulation.


If you never had pinkish brown spotting before and you had it for 3 days then it turned into a period kindof thing what is that?

Brown blood is old blood and sometimes your period will start with brown to get the left over blood from last time out.


What color is your period supposed to be when you first start you period?

It should start off brown


When does implantation spotting start?

21 days after the first day of your last period usually


What does it mean when your spotting brown before your period?

It simply means that you're spotting, most people experience spotting before menstruation.Menstruation doesn't have an on/off switch, it takes time for it to fully start.


Is spotting also your period?

You sometimes start spotting right before the period actually starts, so I don't think it is really your period, only an indication that your period is about to start. Also, if your periods are very irregular, you may only have spotting some months.


When a brown vaginal discharge comes out does that mean that i still have my period?

Yes, the brown disacharge could mean you're still on your period. This is known as spotting, when blood mixes with discharge, this is most common around the start and end of your period.


Does the cycle start after your period is over or during?

The first day of your menstrual cycle is the first day of your period. You onlystart counting on the first day you see true bleeding, don't count from when you start spotting.


Does spotting count as the start of your period?

yes.


Why is the cause of light brown spotting with clear discharge 3 days before period is supposed to start?

It just sounds like you are ovulating (releasing an egg). Many women get clear discharge and light brown spotting during ovulation


Its 34 day after your 1st day of period and you are seeing brown spotting you have had brown spotting before your period start in past and also your period has started on day 34 Could you be pregnant?

The same thing happened to me except instead of day 34 it was day 31. I seemed to have symptoms of pregnancy, but all of that happened. My answer is no. This is not a pregnancy (or isn't anymore).


What color is spotting?

Purple Well i just started spotting yesterday, and mine changes colors. It can be a redish pinkish color, or it can be brown. Its a sign that your gonna start your period. Hope this helps.


What does spotting mean before your period in your 15?

Spotting is just when there are small amounts of blood in your discharge. If this is just before your period then it is likely just the start of your period.


Do you count the brown blood as the beginning of a period?

No, when counting your menstrual cycle day one is the first day of true bleeding. Brown discharge is spotting, small amouts of blood mixing with discharge as you start to bleed, but you don't count this as day one.