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A 26-year-old female asked:

Last cycle was 10 days late & lasted 3-4 days. next cycle is due in 8 days & i'm experiencing light red & brown spotting w/ small blood clots. why?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Contraceptive method: If on hormonal contraceptive, this can be normal break through bleeding. If not on effective contraceptive, and sexual active, this could be implantation bleeding from the fertilized egg. Pregnancy test in 8 days, could be useful.
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