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is it normal to alternate between red and brown spotting

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Spotting: Spotting before a period can happen for many reasons, but not all of them are cause for concern. For some women, spotting is just a natural part of th ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contraceptive method: If on hormonal contraceptive, this can be normal break through bleeding. If not on effective contraceptive, and sexual active, this could be implanta ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more f ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sung
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NEED ULTRASOUND ASAP: The level is a bit high for 6 weeks either you have twins or molar pregnancy or wrong edc.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many possible things: In the first 1-3 mos, spotting/irregular bleeding is quite common, and can occur even with perfect pill use. It doesn't mean there's a a problem. B ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: This could be completely normal. Menstrual cycles vary and I don't think the bright red blood is related to masturbation.
A female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is common to have some spotting or bleeding as a result of ovulation. If you are trying to conceive, good luck.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hmm,: Take a pregnancy test. An ultrasound would also be helpful to see if any uterine abnormalities.
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A female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant?: If you are sexually active and have new onset late/missed/abnormal menses, you could be pregnant and should take a pregnancy test. If you are not sexu ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: It is within the realm of normalcy. Talk with your doctor if you have particular questions.
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