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    Default What exactly is spotting

    As u can see by the question. I'm trying to find out what exactly is classes as spotting. I've only ever had fairly light AF so don't really have a point of reference.

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    From my understanding it's very light 'bleeding' - much lighter than a period. It can also be intermittent, and can be red to brown in colour. Basically I would classify it as 'spotting' rather than a 'flow'. Hope that makes sense!

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    My idea of spotting is enough bleeding to cause just a few spots on your underwear. Just enough to need a liner

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    To me spotting was similar to when you had almost finished your period. How it would only bleed a very tiny amount every now and then.

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    I am the same as the op. I have super light periods. They last for 3 days and I don't need any sanitary products as it is only when I wipe.

    I have also been confused as to what spotting was whenever asked by doctors. Then I have to go into details that I have light periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    My idea of spotting is enough bleeding to cause just a few spots on your underwear. Just enough to need a liner
    This.

    If its only when you wipe then I would also class that as spotting.

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    I consider spotting very light, and really only there when you wipe, not enough for a pad or liner.

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    Thanks ladies. So basically if I need a liner for a day that's spotting otherwise if I need a pad it's light.


 

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