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Red Apricorn
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I'm curious as to whether this is common or not, and if ovulation is the cause of this at all.

I experienced brown discharge right in the middle of my cycle about 2 weeks ago, and I'm curious if ovulation could be the cause of it. It only lasted a couple hours at the most, and the only sexual contact I've had during this cycle was oral and manual; aside from pre-ejaculate on my/my significant other's fingers being wiped on the bedsheets, I haven't been exposed to much of a pregnancy risk, so I don't see implantation bleeding being a possible explanation...

Could a rise in hormones during ovulation cause this, maybe?

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Some people do experience spotting with ovulation, or do sometimes, but not always.

Implantation bleeding is uncommon, so we'd not generally suggest someone should be concerned about pregnancy. We would, however, generally check in and make sure that if someone had been sexually active in any way, that they were up to date with tests for STIs, since one of the most common infections can present spotting or other unexpected bleeding as a symptom.

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Oh, I see. I've experienced this kind of spotting before, but it always confused me as far as a cause goes. Both me and my partner got tested in December and were completely clean, so unless something's happened since then, I doubt it's an STI... But I'll make an appointment to get checked again, just to make sure.

Thanks for the info [Smile]

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Since it's only just going on May, unless you feel like it's questionable if your partner has added any partners, you can probably wait this out a little bit for another round of STI testing.

Unless it keeps happening, and not just right around ovulation, it seems pretty likely this is ovulation spotting if you were both checked that recently and are, as far as you know, exclusive.

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Alright, I'll hold off on the appointment, then. [Smile] Thanks so much.
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