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Very light, almost non-existent spotting for a week after regular period ended. What is this?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 10, 2014
  • 09:19 PM

If someone could tell me if this sounds like something in particular, that would be great- I'm so freaked out about this and can't get to an obgyn for another week. Please help!

My periods are sometimes irregular. I was about 2 weeks late this month, which isn't too out of the ordinary. I started to get the dark brown bleeding I typically get at the beginning and end of my periods. This lasted for a couple days, and then completely vanished. After a few days of nothing, I got a normal period which after about 4 or 5 days trailed off into brown bleeding like usual.

The problem is, the brown bleeding slowly turned into very light brown spotting that has been going on for a week now. I don't need a panty liner or anything at this point, but there is stuff in there- primarily very light brown but a couple times when I used a tampon to see what was going on in there, it came out with some fresh red blood on it. I have some very mild pms-like cramping off and on, but otherwise nothing weird.

Pregnancy could be a possibility, but I've tested 3 times and all came out negative, and I don't have any other pregnancy symptoms that I've noticed. I've been under almost constant stress for the past couple of years and have been feeling a bit depressed the last few months even though comparatively, I'm not as stressed as I was say 6 months ago. Nothing like this has ever happened to me... does this sound like something stress/wonky hormones could do? I'm worrying myself to death convinced I have some kind of cancer. :( Anything anyone could tell me would be greatly appreciated- I'm sure I'm making things worse with all the worrying I'm doing!

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