What is the first day of my cycle?

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    michelle

    I dont see where to tap "first day" under the menstration tab?

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    Courtney

    Hey Michelle, We've actually removed the 'Start New Cycle Today?' row in the Menstruation section. When you start your period, simply tap the quantity of menstruation you observed that day. The app will start a new cycle for you. 

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    alyce-18

    It's saying I'm suppose to start my period today I just went off last week I think I'm doing something wrong

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    Courtney

    Hey alyce! Write us at feedback@kindara.com and we'll sort this out for you. Thanks :)

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    silver_star_54

    If there's some light spotting for a few days before my period really starts, do I count the start of spotting as the start of that cycle?

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    Courtney

    Hey silver_star, it depends. Is the spotting brown or red? If it's brown, it's probably old blood clearing from the last cycle, and shouldn't be marked as part of your new cycle. If it's red, however, it should be included as part of your new cycle. Hope this helps :)

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    littlebit2587

    I'm so confused and new at tracking my body so when is the first day of ovulating and what is your tempted when you ovulate

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    Courtney

    Hey littlebit, don't worry, charting your signs can definitely be confusing at first! It gets easier with time, though :) You can determine if and when you ovulate through tracking your basal body temperatures.   This article explains how your basal body temperatures can show you when you're ovulating, and this article explains how to get an accurate basal body temperature reading. If you have any other questions just let us know!

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    katrinahenson87

    I always have brown discharge when I am suppose to get my period. I was always told to add that as your first menstruated cycle is this true?

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    Lauren

    Hi Katrina, brown or very light bleeding is known as spotting and usually is not considered the first day of your period.  You should consider the first day of RED bleeding at the first day of your period.  Any brown spotting should be included in the previous cycle.

    Hope that helps :)

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    skep11980

    How can I change my cycle length? When I originally started I put 26 but it has been 24. I would like to edit that so the future predictions can be more accurate.

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    Lauren

    Hi Skep, thanks for contacting Kindara! It's easy to miss this since it requires logging onto the web portal :) You can change your average cycle length during the first three cycles that you use Kindara by logging into the user web portal (http://app.kindara.com/) with the email and password you used to create your Kindara account, going to the 'Account' tab, and clicking the 'edit details' button at the bottom of the page. From there, you will be able to change your average cycle length. After you've entered at least three cycles with Kindara, the app will calculate your average cycle length based on the data you've entered, so it will be more accurate the more you use it.

    Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions :)

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    hadarahbatyah

    If someone like a doctor asks "When was your last period?", do I tell them the day it started or the day it ended?

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    Lauren

    Hi Hadarah, if you doctor asks you when your last period was, you should let them know the first day that your last period started, unless they specifically ask otherwise.  I hope that helps :)

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    lilyceliz

    I'm confused because I am trying to put for example I start my period April 24 and I'm trying to put that it ended today but it won't let me now it shows that these dots when I'm suppose to start my period next month but it only has two dots on two days when my period is usually 4 days long

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    Lauren

    Hi Lily, I'm so sorry about the confusion!  To make your period longer, navigate to the days that you experienced bleeding and tap the amount of menstruation you experienced (heavy, medium, or light).  When your period is over, simply stop entering menstruation data.  Kindara will automatically know this means your period has ended.  You can add data to past days by holding your finger on that day in the chart screen and pressing "Edit" when the popup appears. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

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    redstopstraffic

    If you start your period at 11pm, do you count that as day 1 or the next day?

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    Sam

    Hello!  Go ahead and mark day 1 for your new cycle as the day on which it started.  This is probably the easier to remember rule for marking day 1.  Thanks!

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    sarahtct

    Hi I had brown spotting which then turned into very light AF at around 7/8pm should I count this as CD1

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    Lauren

    Hi Sarah, thanks for contacting us! You should mark the first day of any red-colored bleeding as Cycle Day 1, even if it occurred late in the day.  So yes, go ahead and mark that as Cycle Day 1 :)

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    putziiputz

    I have turned my 'automatic cycle' feature off because i was one day late. But when i fill in my 1st cycle day manually it doesnt show on the chart..why is that and can i correct this? Thanks

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    Lauren

    Hi Putziiputz, 

    I'm sorry that the method of changing start/end dates isn't clear! I'm happy to help you fix your data :)

    By default, Kindara automatically starts a new cycle when you enter menstruation data for the first time as long as the current cycle is at least 10 days long. To change the start day of your cycle, navigate to the first day of the cycle you wish to merge with the previous one either by swiping to the left in the data screen or by tapping and holding on that day in the chart screen and selecting "edit." Then, tap the amount of menstruation you have entered (Light, Medium, Heavy) to deselect it. This should merge that cycle with the previous one.

    Or, if you prefer, you can also manually set the start dates of your cycles. To do this, tap the More screen, then Settings, and find the row that says "Start New Cycles Manually." Slide the toggle to the right to turn it on.

    If you turn this option on, you'll see a row under the menstruation section of the data screen that says "Start New Cycle Today?" Tap the check-box in this row and Kindara will set that day to Day 1 of your cycle. You can also tap the check-box again to remove it and continue charting in the previous cycle.

    I hope this helps! Feel free to let me know if you have any more questions or comments :)

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    admm222

    I accidentally marked light on menstruation. I am not menstruating yet. How do I get it off?

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    Lauren

    Hi admm, 

    Thanks for contacting Kindara! I'm happy to help you edit your data :)

    To edit your data just go to the day that you want to edit, select the data you want to enter, and then deselect the data you want to delete.

    For instance if you wanted to edit your temperature, use the scroll wheel to enter the correct temperature. Kindara will save automatically. If you have entered wrong information by pressing say the "creamy - lots" button, when you meant to press the "sticky- lots" button, simply tap on the "creamy-lots" button again, and it will deselect it.

    A special tip for editing data quickly is to tap and hold a day in the chart screen until a popup with all your day's data comes up. You can tap the Edit button on this popup, and you'll be taken to the data screen for that day, where you can edit anything you like, in the manner I described above.

    If you have more or questions or thoughts, just let me know.

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    Breezy Zimara

    I am using the clear blue easy fertility monitor...is there an easy way to include this in the app along with my other charting?

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    sbmuseic

    If I just had some cervical mucus that was blood tinged in the toilet (but no flow at all) the day before my regular flow started, which day do I consider CD1?

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    jujumadie

    You told one person to includ the red spotting as part of the new cycle but then told another that spotting isn't marked as the start of a new cycle. I'm confused. I also get spotting for 3-5 days before my real period kicks in each month. It's red but not heavy enough to need a tampon. Is that not enough to count as a new cycle? Would a rule of thumb be to count it as the start of a new cycle when it's heavy enough to need something ?? Thanks!

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