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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 15:40 PM   1
Kayhop
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When is first day of period? Flow or spot?


When do you count the first day of your period? Ive been spotting for about 3 days now...full flow should hit any minute now...do you count the spotting or the full flow as first day? I usually go with full flow...just wondering



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 15:43 PM   2
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Spot, cause for first day i use spot then the next day its a flow so i count the spot as the first day



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 15:47 PM   3
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This is what my FS told me... as I usually spot for several hours before AF arrives. She said to count CD1 as the first full day of your flow. So if you spotted for 1/2 the day, and AF didn't come full on till that evening- then you would count the NEXT day as CD1.

I would assume it would be the same if you spot for several days- then have full AF? But not 100% sure? I just know my clinic always asked, when I call to make any early CD appts- "will your full AF be here by 4:30pm?"- if so, then they count that as day 1.

But really- as long as your consistent from when you count CD1, then you should be fine Your overall cycle is what matters.

Hope this helps and doesn't confuse you more! Best of luck!!!



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 16:31 PM   4
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af should be counted as first day of red flow from everything i've ever read



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 17:05 PM   5
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Very good thread! Thank you x



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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 18:23 PM   6
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i count spotting as cd 1 as long as its followed by a full flow within a few hours or the next day..i know others dont do that but i do because i consider the spotting just what real AF is pushing out so its still af to me..but i know not everyone does that i just choose to



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2011, 20:05 PM   7
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Thanks so much girls!!



 
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