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is it normal if you spot a couple of days before your period

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not ovulating: There may be months when you fail to ovulate for one reason or another. This will occur on and off over the next 15 years. Without ovulation the hormo ... Read More
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Spotting between: periods can occur due to a number of different factors. If you have had unprotected sex then pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) could ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Probably: If you do not wish to be pregnant use contraception. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss mo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
It is possible: if you are sexually active and not using birth control any change in you cycle that is unusual it is possible to be pregnant
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different problems: Two different issues - If you having irregular spotting then a gynecologist can do an exam evaluating for infection, polyps, fibroids and other causes ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Moore
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : It is common to start your cycle with a little spotting. Your bleeding could get progressively heavier, level off, then decrease to spotting again at ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Irregular periods: Could be normal if this is your regular periods but if it is something different and if it's recurring, u should see a gynecologist. Pregnancy has to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not unusual...: ...With depot provera (medroxyprogesterone). Follow your doctor's instructions with regards to back up contraception if this is your first dose or you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Normal : Yes, this is typically a sign that your progesterone levels are dropping and that your uterus is preparing to have a full flow period. It is unlikely ... Read More

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