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A 27-year-old member asked:

I have always had regular periods but this month i have had spotting/light bleeding for the last five days is this normal? color is light pink/red

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Fielder
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Most likely normmal: Its not unusual to have a different cycle now and then. If you are not using birth control, it is reasonable to check a pregnancy test.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Last normal period?: When was your last normal period? Some women may have a few days of light bleeding or spotting between periods. This usually occurs around the time of ovulation. It is not dangerous for you, but can be annoying.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No: It is not normal , but if can happen due to a number of not serious cause or rarely from something serious.. If you are worried , you should go to your gyn for an exam and evaluation. If you elect to wait, you should be evaluated if it happens the next cycle also.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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