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A 25-year-old male asked:

Spotting pink and brown 5 days before period what does it mean?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
I'm not sure: There are a lot of possible reasons: just an early period, a pregnancy from the last cycle with some spotting as the fetus implants in the uterus lining, an old tampon that wasn't removed, an infection, the start of a miscarriage from the last cycle, something related to birth control pills, etc it depends on the age and history of the woman. If there are unusual cramps or no period, see M.D.

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