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Heavy bleeding 8DPO

I have not had a period in 3 years except one provera (hormone) induced bleed and bleeding post D&C, due to three back to back pregnancies and some breastfeeding...

So, I started using OPKs in the past month because I could feel my hormones changing.  I had three ultra-dark positive OPKs 7, 8 and 9 days ago.  Last night I had a tiny spot of brown blood and today a fair amount of bright red blood (using slim tampons, but not completely saturating them in 8 hours).  

I normally have not-super-heavy periods anyway, so this is only a little lighter than a period.  I had super bad cramps for awhile today.  I don't think this is implantation bleeding, because I've had that before, and this is definitely more blood.  I just don't understand...

Why would I be bleeding approx. 8DPO?  

Could I just have not ovulated and be having an anovulatory bleed?

I was super dizzy the first half of today... do I need to be worried about ectopic without extreme lower abdomen pain?

Any other ideas or explanations for "period" starting 8DPO?

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Bleeding transitioned to heavier than I have ever had in my life today.  I'd imagine this is like a "normal/heavy" period amount... Why at 8DPO?  
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Sounds like a question for your doctor.
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Maybe it's actually your period coming back? You might have a shorter luteal phase maybe? Ask your doctor.
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Yeah,  I know I can ask my doctor.  Thanks.  I was just curious if anyone had a similar experience in the past or some insight. I just moved and don't have a "go-to" OBGYN. Thanks for responding.  
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