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Old 05-09-2008, 02:29 AM   #11
Cal Jones
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Re: menstrual spotting after strenuous exercise

Men just find it freaky that something can bleed for five days and not die. I think they're secretly afraid that we're harder than they are.

In all seriousness, it's likely to be down to hormones - birth control can do this as others have said, though personally I've never used the Pill and haven't ever experienced spotting either. IUDs can also cause bleeding.
Once you get past 40 periods can get very weird anyway, though you've not stated your age. So long as it's just spotting and not a significant amount of blood I doubt it will make you anaemic, though it probably won't hurt to include some iron rich foods in your diet.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:37 AM   #12
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Re: menstrual spotting after strenuous exercise

I just got back from a work thing, been away for a couple of days.

Brandon, that was funny! :-) I'm sure you'll get your revenge sometime!
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:33 AM   #13
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Re: menstrual spotting after strenuous exercise

Originally Posted by Ryan Saul View Post
This isn't regular blood like from a cut Christian, it's different blood. I'm going to visit Brandon at somewhere that's not this thread.
no its magical and special...

I was having some similiar issues during ovulation recently.. and doing the hard workouts etc. I started taking DIM and it seems to have cleared up. But I don't take any hormones or use the pill. I would argue that many of us have too many estrogen mimicking substances in our system. But that is just one possibility. Either way there is some type of hormone issue most likely.
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:21 PM   #14
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Re: menstrual spotting after strenuous exercise

That is normal actually after running especially if you either run longer than normal or harder or do Doctor said it is not anything to worry about. Also, TMI for sure, but I have endo and mine is worse so don't worry.

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