Well another day, another worry. It just never ends, does it?
Anyway, so I had my period on November 28 or 29 (can't remember - I was busy with Thanksgiving) and it was normal. I know for sure I ovulated about 5 or 6 days ago (I'd go into detail on how I know, but I'll save you. Just trust me, I know.), which was probably around December 10 or 11. Normal cycle so far, for me. This is when it gets weird. December 14 I had a tiny bit of brown gritty spotting in underoos when I went to take a shower that evening. I thought that was weird, but shrugged it off. That night (early morning December 15) I woke up to use the bathroom and there was quite a bit of bright red blood in the toilet and on the toilet paper. I FREAKED out. That was only day 15 of my cycle - I'm only mid-cycle, I shouldn't be bleeding like that! It tapered off last evening, but started AGAIN today (December 16). I've heard of ovulation spotting but from what I know it's normally almost negligible and only really there when you wipe, and mixed with cervical mucus. This is like a light period, bright red blood enough to have to use a tampon/pad.
I called my OBGYN's office and spoke to a nurse. She said sometimes flukey things like this happen in our cycles, especially around a full moon which was a couple days ago (in her experience, she gets a lot of calls like this around full moons for whatever reason) and it's usually nothing to be concerned about. I was relieved but then she said... BUT if it continues next cycle you need to come in to see the doctor. So now I'm really freaked out about the obvious things - mostly cancers.
I should also mention that two cycles ago (NOT the last one on Nov 29), my period was SUPER heavy and lasted 7 days (mine normally last 4-5 days). One night I even had to change my pad twice in the middle of the night. It was only that bad one night, but the rest of it was just a LOT heavier than normal for me.
Does any of this mean anything to anyone? Has anyone had similar experience and it turned out to be nothing or just "one of those things"? Please help me, I'm really worried.