In September/October I played with my pill schedule and cut my sugar pills days shorter to try and have a period earlier. I skipped three placebo pills in total. It worked and I was able to start my period a few days earlier. The cycle after that I had spotting around the time I would ovulate. I thought nothing of it since it lasted only about a day and was done. The period came normally and as scheduled. But this cycle, I again bled around the time of ovulation and it seems as if it could even be a period almost. I have had cramps, light colored blood, dark (old) blood, bright red blood, and mucus for the past two going on three days. Should I be concerned about this?