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is spotting always a sign of pregnancy

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Can I be Pregnant?: No. Not in general.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No: This is old menstrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Spotting; pregnant?: The light spotting may be your cycle this month. No woman has completely predictable regular cycles all the time. But, of course the best way to find ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy worries?: A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, o ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting: If you are not on any birth control it may be due to a fluctuation in your body's hormones. Often times this can be due to stress and be of no consequ ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Breakthrough bleed: is a possibility due to hormone fluctuations; however, with unprotected sexual intercourse, I suggest a pregnancy test and if negative, a GYN exam.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not normal: Blood of any type in your urine is not normal. You need to see a doctor for an exam. I hope it's not a bad problem, but it's not nothing.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting: Irregular bleeding and spotting is very common. An Obgyn can evaluate you for infections, polyps, hormonal changes if this continues. If you think you ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Yelian
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: Most of normal pregnancy should not have any bleeding during early pregnancy. However, it is common to have spotting or bleeding during first few week ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: The period is about to start. Possibly you are going to have an irregular period this cycle. Possibly you are very early pregnant. If you don't get wh ... Read More

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