Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Spotting about 6 days before expecting my period?
So I am a 23 year old female and my fiance and I stopped using any method of birth control about 4 years ago. We have no exactly been "trying" very hard to get pregnant, but would be pleasantly surprised if it happened. My period is usually very regular. It has been a off a bit in the past, but has been very regular for the past year or so. My last menstrual cycle began on Sept 7th. I then had unprotected sex a few times between Sept 10th and Sept 24th. Then on Sept 30th I started getting cramps and noticed some bright red blood/mucous when I wiped after using the bathroom. I thought this meant my period was starting early (since I didnt expect it until around Oct 5,6, or 7), so I didn't think much of it, put in a tampon, and went to bed. The next day when i removed the tampon, there was just the tiniest bit of the same blood/mucous but no period. Still thinking my period had to be coming I put in another tampon. Later when I took that one out it was the same exact situation. Now I am assuming that this is what they consider spotting, which I know can be a sign of pregnancy. But I do not want to get my hopes up because for the past 2 months I have been getting Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections to treat pain from a back injury, and I have heard that steroid injections can also cause spotting/bleeding between periods. I had my first injection the 1st week of August, the second was the first week of September, and the 3rd is scheduled for Oct 5th, but I think I may postpone that appt until I know what is going on with my body. Does anyone know if this sounds more like "pregnancy sign" bleeding or "steroid side effect" bleeding?  Should this spotting concern me? And do you know if getting the LESI's  can have any effect on me getting pregnant now or in the future?  Sorry this question is so long, and thank you in advance for any input you may have. :-)
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1346146 tn?1299364097
I also had 2 of the same injections prior to becoming pregnant with number 3 so evidentaly they didn't hinder my ability to become pregnant.  As far as the other symptoms u r having it could be anything from the meds side affects a wacky cycle a cysts etc.  I would take a pregnancy test when you are due for your period and use a pink dye test with first morning urine.  Good luck.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
707563 tn?1455827280
Blank
Emily_MHModerator Survey link - https://goo.g... Comment
4 hrs ago
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
hansen20 uploaded new photos
5 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
hansen20, KTowne, and KeeLolo commented on veronica0808's status
9 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources