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Eugene, OR
A 36-year-old female asked:

why would i start my menstrual cycle on time with regular flow for one day and then the following day just stop? no spotting, nothing

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Depends: Possibilities include: normal short menses, effect from hormonal contraception, pregnancy, thyroid disorder, other. If that's your only symptom and you're not pregnant, then i would not worry about it.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
What your normal?: When patients have abnormal periods i always want to know what their normal pattern is. If most periods are normal then one abnormal one (late, early, short, long) is not usually a cause for concern. The cycles tend to regulate and get back to normal quickly. If there is concern for pregnancy check a test.

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Vallejo, CA
A 32-year-old female asked:

My last menstrual cycle lasted 8 days, now 7 days later I am spotting- what could be the cause of this? Please help

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Spotting: May have mid cycle spotting. 4 hormones change in level in mid cycle (2 increase, 2 decrease) and the shift in levels may cause mild withdraw bleeding (spotting). Keep menses diary and see doctor if not sure.
A member asked:

Do i count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day i start spotting as the first day?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Spotting: Keep a menstrual calendar & count any spotting as day 1 of your cycle. Chart amount of bleeding, days, & any associated cramps, pain, or mood changes. These will help if trying to establish ovulation or if determining if premenstrual hormone changes are affecting your health. Take care.
Houston, TX
A 27-year-old female asked:

If I have spotting the day before my menstrual cycle starts to be heavy does that count as the day my period begins?

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Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Spotting: The spotting may be normal for you but most would consider the first day of heavy flow as day 1.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Any ideas on why i'm spotting five days after the last day of my menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breakthrough: bleeding can be related to imbalance of estrogen and progesterone.
A 25-year-old female asked:

My expected period was 8/21/. It started 8/20. But I also started spotting from 8/18& 8/19. Should I include those spotting days as my menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Probably not.: Spotting can be accepted as a premenstrual symptoms. 8/20 is fine but It is best if you check with your Gyn. to confirm it. She or he may want a different way that you chart it .

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