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Why do I keep spotting on and off

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you are spotting mid cycle between periods, it is likely due to ovulation. If you are spotting off and on and not having periods, then it is likel ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Gapp
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant or not?: In a nutshell, there are 2 types of spotting (abnormal bleeding). Either from abnormal hormone production or from a lesion in the reproductive tract ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Nelson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Vaginal or rectal?: Is it vaginal or rectal? If vaginal, see your gyn. If rectal, first, you will need a rectal exam. The md will go up your rectum with their finger, pla ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably normal.: I would guess the shot you had was depo-provera, the birth control injection you get once every three months. Irregular bleeding is, unfortunately, re ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting: Spotting is 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 problem ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. NORMAN FERTEL
49 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not enough info: To fully answer this I would need your age, menstrual history, medical history and a lot more data. This question can not be answered with zero infor ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
IUD: You may want to inform your gynecologist that your iud is causing spotting and see if it needs to be replaced or if a new form of birth control would ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Vaginal odor: A few thoughts come to mind. The fishy odor could be bacterial overgrowth and you may need Flagyl for bv. The dead animal odor makes me think of a los ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Three cycles/months: It's quite variable actually. Most irregularities would have subsided by then.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not related: Your tubes are not related to your menstrual cycle. Menstrual bleeding comes from the uterus. Your tubes are outside of the uterus and have nothing to ... Read More

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