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why am i spotting a week after my period has ended. this is my second month experiencing this. could i be pregnant? i am trying to conceive

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
Need pregnancy test: If you are trying to conceive and have abnormal bleeding, it could be an abnormal pregnancy like a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. A tubal pregnancy can be dangerous, so be sure to rule it out. Some women have spotting during the first trimester and have a healthy pregnancy. It could also be bleeding with ovulation. Any abnormal bleeding should be checked by your doctor.
Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly pregnant: You could be pregnant. Please ask your doctor to do a blood pregnancy test (quantitative beta hcg) asap. Many women with normal pregnancies can have spotting, but sometimes spotting can indicate problem pregnancies such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

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Last updated Sep 30, 2019

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