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Spotting instead of period

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If it is during the: Point of your menstrual cycle when would expect to menstruate - it might be a light period. The main reason for light periods is change in hormone lev ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Gynecologist: If you have spotting instead of a period, it is recommended that you seek medical attention.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe ok: Plan B can alter the menstrual period for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pr ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doct ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill fo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: An std can make your cervix bleed. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Seek Help: Your disrupted cycle is likely related to your food restriction. It sounds like the food issue is a serious problem for you. It is important for you t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doct ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Takes a while: It takes a while for your body to adjust to stopping the hormonal stimulation of taking the pill. Usually in 3-4 months your periods will straighten o ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCOS: With PCOS you do not ovulate regularly. When you don't ovulate you don't produce progesterone which stops the uterine lining from growing and makes it ... Read More

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