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A 20-year-old female asked:

My doc isn't concerned, but what could be the cause of bleeding/spotting in between periods? not heavy (like on periods)

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hormones: Hormones are most common reason: estrogen and Progesterone not being in the right ratios to each other. Another reason would be weight gain/loss, heavy or thin. Thyroid could be another.
Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Ovulation bleeding: Some women have a few days of light bleeding around the time of ovulation. If you are on birth control pills, then it is usually from a different reason. Bleeding between periods can be normal, but at some point along the way, i would probably recommend a visit to the doctor and maybe even an ultrasound just to be sure there's nothing wrong that can be treated.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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