I have not had a period in 3 years except one provera (hormone) induced bleed and bleeding post D&C, due to three back to back pregnancies and some breastfeeding...
So, I started using OPKs in the past month because I could feel my hormones changing. I had three ultra-dark positive OPKs 7, 8 and 9 days ago. Last night I had a tiny spot of brown blood and today a fair amount of bright red blood (using slim tampons, but not completely saturating them in 8 hours).
I normally have not-super-heavy periods anyway, so this is only a little lighter than a period. I had super bad cramps for awhile today. I don't think this is implantation bleeding, because I've had that before, and this is definitely more blood. I just don't understand...
Why would I be bleeding approx. 8DPO?
Could I just have not ovulated and be having an anovulatory bleed?
I was super dizzy the first half of today... do I need to be worried about ectopic without extreme lower abdomen pain?
Any other ideas or explanations for "period" starting 8DPO?