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Nay
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My period is now 37 days late (not pregnant I took a test) Today I noticed some pink/light reddish spotting but it has stopped now. Is this normal? I've never had a missed period or spotting before so i'm a bit nervous.
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Robin Lee
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Do you mean that it's been 37 days since your last period, or that your period is 37 days later from the time it usually arrives?

Some periods start with spotting, so it's certainly possible that this is your period starting. It also does sometimes happen that there's a little spotting between periods, no matter when the periods show up.

How long has the spotting been going on?

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it's been 37 days since the date I was supposed to get my period. Its started around 12pm today but stopped a couple hours ago. So I should not be worried? it's normal?
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An occasional missed period is nothing to worry about. It can be disconcerting, but bodies just do that sometimes.

The spotting may well be the beginning of your period. Sometimes, periods can start like that. The only way to know is just to wait and see for the next day or so.

If someone misses three periods in a row, or is usually very, very irregular, we'd suggest checking in with a healthcare provider. Otherwise, a bit of variation with no other symptoms is no cause for concern.

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