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what does it mean when your spotting and cramping

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Dr. Ronald Widman
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pregnancy: Have you taken a pregnancy test?

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A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason, so hang on for the ride. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affect ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal : One time spotting before your period is not abnormal at all.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Brown=need Dx: Whether pg or not, brown can mean bilirubin, very concentrated urin, or blood. B sure it is not due 2 contamination from vaginal discharge. That's a w ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not related to perio: It means there is a different cause of the cramps than your periods and if it persists you should consult your doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Brown is: Old blood. If you continue to have cramps and they are really severe you should have an evaluation . Could you be pregnant?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disord ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Concerning: At 48 years of age that can be concerning for polyp, fibroid, hormone changes, adenomyosis, endometriosis, pre-cancer lesions of the uterus. Basicall ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Most if not all pregnant women describe feeling some cramping from the uterus contracting. The significance on your gestational age and the severity ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Other causes: There are many other causes for abdominal cramps that include some gastrointestinal, pelvic inflammatory and genitourinary disorders
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: It is normal for periods to sometimes be thick and clumpy. This does not necessarily mean anything by it self.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to find its cause. First have a urine culture to see if you have a uti. If not, see a urologist (u) for an evaluat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Need evaluation: Blood in the urine is not normal and it could be a sign of underlying urinary tract problem. These include stones, infection, or cancer. You need to b ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: Depnding on how frequent your contractions are it could be false labor or premature labor. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are havin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not ovulating: Check a pregnancy test first. Spotting without a normal cyclic period means that you are not ovulating. There are lots of causes such as pcos, thyroid ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Old blood: not necessarily abnormal, be patient you will be OK
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain after intercourse is not normal. This needs to be evaluated by an obgyn. Possible causes include endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be normal: Painful breasts before a period starts is completely normal. If you're late for your period, you could consider taking a pregnancy test, but otherwis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Only that older: Deoxygenated blood is being shed from the uterus. It is ok.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Nothing: It's the residual blood
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Possibly adenomyosis: Adenomyosis is a condition in which cells of the uterine lining or endometrial cells grow in the muscle layer of the uterus. Pressure, pain and heavy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hormone sensitive: Breasts have receptors for estrogen and progesterone. As these levels predictably rise and fall every month, some women experience breast pain. I woul ... Read More

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