I have PCOS and have been trying to conceive for 3 years. I fell pregnant naturally and lost it at 7 weeks. Before I conceived and until a few months ago, I always saw brown blood (or spotting) for about a week before my period starts. My period would then last a day or 2 max and then spotting for a few more days. I had a negative result from my first IVF last October and soon after, had my first HSG scan. The results were clear. Since then, I still have spotting, but this time it’s red. I’m confused. I know the spotting is not my period yet, because with my period comes abdominal pain, etc. Can you please explain what the spotting is and why it has changed since the HSG? Also, is it affecting my fertility?Friday, January 30th, 2009
The spotting in PCOS patients is usually related to the dysfunction of the ovaries. I think that it changed subsequent to the HSG was coincidental. Remember that when bright red bleeding starts it is regarded as the onset of the period. The fact that the pain only follows a day or 2 later can be due to the possible presence of endometriosis.
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