my period is still not due for a week to a week and a half, and I've had no cramping
whatsoever, and it looks like actual blood, not menstrual
fluid, though it is getting heavier and darker now than it was before. I'm wearing a tampon just to keep it from leaking all over, though it didn't start actually coming out until I went to the bathroom. it was just sort of sitting there until I went pee, but then it was dripping and I didn't want a mess so I put the tampon in.