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Any guesses as to what's going on? It's been a particularly stressful month, so I was very much expecting to not ovulate and menstruate.
The bleeding looks old, it's mostly brown and pretty different from normal. There's a minimal amount of bright red, and I'm pretty positive I didn't ovulate this month.
Is it just a typical annovulatory cycle? Why would it be so short?
Stress can really mess with cycles!!! Ovulation is not confirmed on your last cycle, but judging by the mucus - it looks like your body gave it a try and then failed. Likely from the stress. That means this bleeding is NOT a true menstruation. It could be a breakthrough bleed, from rising estrogen, because your body is going to give ovulation another try. So consider it potentially fertile (and 3 dry days afterward). It's not actually the start of a new cycle, but you can chart it that way if you like.