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A 34-year-old female asked:

One week before menstrual cycle is due there have been times of small amounts of bright red bleeding from the vagina. never any follow up spotting.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
This is not uncommon: This type of breakthrough bleeding in the last part of the menstrual cycle, the luteal phase, is pretty common. It means there is a slight disruption in hormone regulation. I doubt it represents anything serious at all. But it would be best for you to discuss with your doctor; almost all of these hormone irregularities can be regulated with hormonal birth control pills if any treatment is needed
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