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How to calculate menstrual cycle?

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Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015
Question: Do u start counting the date of your messes from the day 1 you see blood ? I bleed small enough for 1 panty liner n stopped . The day after i bleed small again n stopped the the 3rd day i started bleeding heavier . Do i count the 1st n 2nd day i bleed as part of my menses . I have copper iud inserted in me 3 months ago .
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (12 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, count those days too.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Yes, you count the 1st and 2nd day as part of your menses.
For many women, a normal period often begins in this manner, with slight spotting or scantier bleeding, before a proper period starts.
So dont worry about that.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
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Brief Answer: Yes, count those days too. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. Yes, you count the 1st and 2nd day as part of your menses. For many women, a normal period often begins in this manner, with slight spotting or scantier bleeding, before a proper period starts. So dont worry about that. All the best Please feel free to discuss further.