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Light bleeding and cramping a week before period

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
See what happens : It is not uncommon for someone to have an irregular period occasionally. This usually self corrects over the next few cycles. If you continue to be ir... Read More

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Breakthru bleeding: Bleeding the week before your period can be a side-effect of your birth control. It can also be from other things such as slight trauma during interc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This could be: Related to imbalances of Progesterone and estrogen.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Confusing: If the first day of last period was March 26, then april 10 would be ovulation, which is why you were spotting. 2 weeks after ovulation is when you sh... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Hormone/cycle: variation. Quite common in young female patients. It is a good idea to keep a menstrual diary and you may notice subtle changes in the length and dura... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Take a test: If you've been reliable about taking your pills, it is most likely spotting, but taking a pregnancy test is great, relatively inexpensive reassurance.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Get a blood test for HCG level to ascertain if you may be pregnant. If you have access to a doctor, an ultrasound examination would show fetal part if... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It may be: Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizzine... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Irregular periods: Would suggest you see your doctor as he may be able to get you into a regular cycle with medication
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hormones: You could have ovulatory bleeding, which is not uncommon. Your other symptoms may be related to PMS and the hormonal changes that can occur at this p... Read More

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