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A 19-year-old male asked:

how long does spotting last?

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Dr. Richard Bryant
Family Medicine 20 years experience
A few days: Generally, most menstrual cycles are 5-7 days in length. The first 3-5 of these will involve moderate to heavy flow of menstrual blood. The last 2-3 days will be more what many ladies will consider spotting. Spotting that occurs outside the cycle or ever during pregnancy can be from serious issues ANS should be brought to the attention of your doctor.

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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.
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I've been having long spotting periods that last up to two weeks. Does this sound serious?

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Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Polyp or fibroids: You should be evaluated for anatomical abnormalities like a polyp or a fibroid.
Canada
A 26-year-old female asked:

How long does spotting usually last?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Spotting: Variable as it can be from birth control pills/devices/ shots, variation, from impending miscarriage ,ectopic. Follow up with doc
CO
A 34-year-old female asked:

BC 11mo. 1st 3mo/btb. Then ok. Then missed 2 periods. Then normal. Last 4mo spotting again, periods getting longer. Upsetting me. Always take on time.

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Change the present : Ones,if you this problem persists ,then you need to be evaluated for abnormal bleeding.

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