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A 28-year-old female asked:

When spotting after light period should you be worried? and what could be causing it? been spotting almost a week. lighter during day and heavier at night. charting and temping my cycle. we are ttc. this hasn't happened before so has me worried.

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Dr. Pauline Jose
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Pregnancy test.: Spotting after a period is not always abnormal. It can happen if you are on birth control, under a lot of stress or pregnant. Since you are trying to conceive you should definitely get a pregnancy test.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Spotting : 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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Last updated Oct 27, 2015

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