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A 25-year-old female asked:

why is i'm spotting again today?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
We need...: We need more information.Depending on other symptoms and factors are the possible reasons which are multiple. It could be pregnancy, infection, if you are in birth control pill this could cause it, ovarian cysts, etc. Follow up with a gynecologist on this.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Spotting: Spotting can be for many reasons. Pregnancy is one, but infection, hormonal, psycho social, or mechanical (poly, fibroid). An episode of spotting is usually not concerning, but if this is a recurrent or worsening thing you should notify your provider.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I am spotting?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
You will see blood: If you begin spotting you will see blood on your panties. Depending on what trimester you are in, spotting can mean many different things. Contact your provider for evaluation if spotting occurs.
NY
A 34-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about frequent spotting during the month?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, somewhat: Most healthy, normal women don't have spotting during the month. They bleed during their periods, and don't bleed in between periods. Frequent spotting should be evaluated by an ob-gyn doctor. It may be due to menstrual irregularities, but other conditions such as infections and cancers can also cause bleeding as a symptom.
IN
A 19-year-old member asked:

I started spotting and I am between periods. What can this mean?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably normal.: Ovulation occurs about two weeks before the menstrual period. At the time of ovulation, the estrogen levels will drop and then continue rising with the cylce. That drop can cause breakthrough bleeding. This is a normal occurence and does not indicate a problem. The fact that a drop in the estrogen level can cause spotting is also the reason women have spotting when they skip a birth control pill.
Honolulu, HI
A 19-year-old female asked:

I started spotting on april 13-17th. Then it stopped. I started spotting today april 30the again. What can it be?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ethan Goldstein
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hormones vs. ??: Hormonal imbalances, thyroid changes, some medications, changes in weight, stress and pregnancy can lead to spotting. Additionally, polyps- benign growths inside your uterus can cause spotting. Check in with your doctor to have this evaluated, especially if it continues.
A 32-year-old female asked:

I was supposed to have my periods in 3days but yesterday I saw I was just spotting and today I clean like nothing happened, what could be the course?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Irregular ovulation: or side effects of hormonal contraception. So it depends on what your medications are, if any. Or other factors that affect ovulation timing. A pregnancy test in 7 days or so, could be reassuring.

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