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A 27-year-old member asked:

how do i know if i am spotting?

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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.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Spots of blood: You will have spots of blood on your under ware or blood when you wipe.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Have a problem with my periods. Have on and off spotting don't know what to do.?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probable anovulation: It is important to see your obgyn and check your thyroid function and other lab tests. The most common reason is not ovulating normally. This is commonly caused by stress, weight changes or thyroid dysfunction. Your gyn will be able to find the reason and appropriate treatment.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been spotting pinkish-redish to brownish for the past 2 weeks now and i don't know why this is is happening if it has never happened before.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Irregular bleeding: 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Whats spotting and how would you know its spotting and not your perid?

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Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
SHORT VS LONG: Spotting is just that and period usually is much longer with heavier flow.
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A member asked:

Period 2 weeks late, now I'm spotting. Well I only know I'm spotting because I went in there. Nothing has come down on the Sanitary Pad.

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Late period: Late periods are common, and the most common reason for women who are sexually active is pregnancy. If there si any chance you "might" be pregnant you should test soon, if you are not sexually active you can wait up to another 2 weeks without any risk. Good wishes.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have been spotting for 4 months and I dont know what to do

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See DR: Best see GYN

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