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October 5th, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Sorry if this is , but how much flow do you need to have in order to count it as CD 1? I have enough to wear a light tampon today, but it's been in for 3 hours and there were a little bit there, but not nearly full. Does that count as CD 1? I always thought that was right, but I just called my dr's office and the receptionist told me that day 1 should be the first day of heavy flow. I'm confused now!
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October 5th, 2010, 08:57 AM
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I dont think that is right. I count day 1 as any actual flow. not spotting but like consistent red color. If you need a tampon then I would count it as day 1. But thats just my opinion.
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October 5th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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I've wondered this as well. Since I've been taking Clomid, the first day is usually not red (actually it's a dark brown, which always worries me), but it's still enough to need a pad or tampon. I don't typically count it as day 1, though, because it's not red. I think that's the rule that I have heard most frequently in deciding when you've actually starting AF. HTH...
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October 5th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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I would go with what your RE says. Each DR is different and might have protocol that goes along with that.

For me, my Re said anything that required a tampon or pad counted as heavy enough flow to be CD1.
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October 5th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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For me its always different. I could have brown spotting on day 1 but I need a pad so I count it as day 1 even though I don't get a full red bleed till day 2...
or I could start off with a full heavy red flow.
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October 5th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Good question.. I always wondered too.
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October 5th, 2010, 02:51 PM
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My doctor says CD1 is the 1st day you have heavy flow or the 2nd day you have spotting.
But I would go with what your doctor says.
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October 5th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Yes flow not spotting. If I am spotting and just start needing a pad at night, then I count the next morning as day 1.
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