Why am I bleeding?
I have been trying to conceive for about 3 months since having my copper IUD removed. This is non hormonal, so shouldn't have messed about with my body, apart from making my periods slightly longer.
I am currently having cycles of about 35-40 days, but 2 weeks after what I THINK is my real period, I have about 5 days of light bleeding. It is either bright red or brown, and enough that I have to wear a sanitary towel, but not as heavy as a normal period.
I would have thought this was ovulation, but it then takes another 3 weeks once the bleeding has stopped for my real period to show, which I thought you were meant to re-start your cycle 2 weeks after the day of O? I try and track my CM to see if I am coming up to O, but it is hard when there is blood, all I have noticed is that there tends to be lots of CM before what I think is my real heavier period.
I apologise if this is quite confusing - if anyone has any words of wisdom on the matter then I would really appreciate it..