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Spotting and cramping a week before period is due

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
Gynecology 42 years experience
Can be normal: If you haven't missed any pills, then you are experiencing breakthrough bleeding. It is not dangerous and does not decrease the efficacy of the pill b... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Brown spotting: Is usally old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. Pink may be some blood tinged discharge.
A female asked:
Dr. John Storment
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Hormone: The spotting prior to your period may be normal, but could mean you are not having good ovulation each month. You may need to have more evalution don... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be: This spotting could be implantation if you have been having unprotected intercourse. If your period is late, check a pregnancy test and, if it is nega... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Many possibilities: A missing period with cramps can be due to hormonal changes, hormone or birth control pills, iuds, pregnancy, stds. An appointment with a health... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Spotting: Check HCG and consider sonogram. May be variation infection or pending miscarriage. f/u/ w/ doc
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Olanescu
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is normal: Normally periods came every 21 to 40 days. If the period comes in this interval of tine it is normal. Do not get scared. It is always good to keep a ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Implantation. : Could be implantation bleeding. Wait until your period is missed for two weeks then check a home pregnancy test.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you wil... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
True, one can't tell: Wait. A positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that PRIOR spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant... Read More

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