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Charting/Fertility Friend Question

On final days of period when flow is really light, say you only need a panty liner and it's mostly old blood, do you mark light or spotting?
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    It doesn't matter.
    My TTC History:
    2009: missed miscarriage #1 at 9 weeks (trisomy 16)
    2010: Infertility
    2011: Diagnosis and treatment (low sperm count, anastrozole for DH, clomid for me + IUI)
    2012: Baby #1
    2014: Baby #2
    October 2015: missed miscarriage #2 at 11 weeks (trisomy 22)
    March 2016 BFP#5, due November 2016.

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    Thanks. I wasn't sure whether "spotting" was held for other scenarios.
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    atcwag said:

    Thanks. I wasn't sure whether "spotting" was held for other scenarios.

    Nope. The length and heaviness of your period doesn't make any difference. Sometimes I only mark the first day of bleeding and then I don't record anything else until I start temping on cd 5-7
    My TTC History:
    2009: missed miscarriage #1 at 9 weeks (trisomy 16)
    2010: Infertility
    2011: Diagnosis and treatment (low sperm count, anastrozole for DH, clomid for me + IUI)
    2012: Baby #1
    2014: Baby #2
    October 2015: missed miscarriage #2 at 11 weeks (trisomy 22)
    March 2016 BFP#5, due November 2016.

    My Charts since 2009

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    I mark spotting but it will still count as "menses" whereas marking spotting at other times in your cycle won't. Either will work for charting purposes.

    Me: 32 & DH: 37
    Married: November 2014
    TTC #1 Since: October 2015
    BFP #1: 11/18/15 - CP
    BFP #2: 2/8/16 - EDD 10/20/16
    IT'S A BOY!!!!
    DS Born 10/16/16

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    I've wondered this too, actually. I always put light unless I am actually spotting mid cycle.
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    I personally would mark it as spotting.
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    I personally don't think it matters one way or the other.
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    TTC #1 - Nov '14
    BFP 2/3/16  EDD 10/16/16
    DS born 10/18

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    If it's brown/black I mark it in specifics as brown CM. If there's red mixed in I also mark light or spotting.
     
    TTC + medicated cycles
    3/2015: Start TTC
    8/2015: PCOS Dx
    4/2016: BFP, Loss (4+5)
    2/2017: BFP




    Honorable mentions: Biggest IF support sister, sweetest bumpie, most genuine, LFAFer you'd most like to visit, great things come in small packages, pocket sized babe
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    I personally like to "call it like I see it" so that when I go back and over-analyze everything about my cycle I see the pattern.
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    I'm an over-analyzer like @br0co1ii too. I like for my data to be on FF, especially since I'm tracking my detox from hormonal BC. I've googled this question endlessly and the consensus I read that if you need a tampon/pad/pantiliner, it's period. If it's just there when you wipe, it's spotting.

    Me: 28  DH: 28
    TTC #1 since Nov. 2015
    Dx: Both tubes blocked, PCOS, DOR, RPL
    IVF Cycle #1 Dec. 2016 - 11R·11M·5F - Transferred 2 - BFP - Miscarriage - 0 Embryos Left
    IVF Cycle #2 March 2017 - 5R·4M·3F - Transferred 1 -  BFP - Miscarriage - 0 Embryos Left
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