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Brown Spotting Before Periods

by AMS

My cycles are usually very regular (26-28 days). But, I was was getting 3-4 days of light & dark brown spotting before my period would start. I had laporscopic surgery for suspected endometriosis in March & they found some mild endometriosis & removed it & I got pregnant the following month after the surgery. I had a miscarriage at 10 & 1/2 weeks.

Currently I'm on my 4th menstrual cycle since the the D&C for the miscarriage. The first 3 cycles were very heavy with 1-2 days of brown spotting before my period started. And, this cycle now-the brown spotting started 7 days past ovulation & I am on my third day of brown spotting & waiting for my period. Is this brown spotting an indication that the endometriosis is back already?

I have been taking vitex, maca, prenatal vitamin, & fish oil. I exercise 3-4 times a week & eat healthy. And this past month I did fertility massage & castor oil packs up until ovulation (which occurred on day 11) then after ovulation I started using the progesterone cream once a day. So, the brown spotting started 7 days past ovulation & today is the 3rd day of brown spotting.

Could the endo be back after only 4 months or could the castor oil packs & fertility massage cause a very short cycle?

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Natural Progesterone Cream
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

Brown spotting before your periods can be an indication of endometriosis (this is usually associated with pelvic pain as well), but most often to the fact that the corpus luteum is breaking down to early and cannot produce enough progesterone to support the detrimental lining, which in fact begins to break down too early.

Endometiosis can come back, but it will take longer unless you are fueling with high estrogenic foods and xenoestrogen in your food, water and environment.

Since you are doing a lot of great things to prevent endometriosis naturally, I would exclude this option for now. Even if only a medical diagnosis with ultrasound or laparoscopy can truly tell you for sure. This is something that cannot be diagnoses easily, so if you are concerned talk to your doctor.

Since you have just started applying progesterone cream, I would wait 1-2 cycles before getting too worried. In fact natural progesterone can help support the detrimental lining preventing early miscarriage and the premature breaking down of the corpus luteum. If you take natural progesterone cream, make sure to take it 2 times a day morning and evenings and after ovulation. You may need 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon twice a day. Each women needs 20-25 mg of progesterone a day. Read the label on your cream to make sure you supply the correct amount. A 2 oz jar of natural progesterone USP should deliver this amount. Make also sure to rotate the location where you apply the cream each time.

Also, the first cycle may cause an worsening of the symptoms due to the progesterone receptors been stimulated. With subsequent cycles you will notice a great improvement.
If you do get pregnant do not stop applying progesterone cream, but talk to your doctor about continuing throughout your first trimester since you already had a miscarriage, possible for this reason. Studies have shown that women who had previously miscarried went to deliver healthy babies with natural progesterone cream.

Fertility Blessings!

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