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A 21-year-old female asked:

My last heavy mens was on june 15th-18th, this july 14th-16th my menstrual blood was super light/ spotting and on 17th im having spotting. did my period came right on time? or was delayed? im taking pills btw?

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Dr. Carolyn Eaton
Family Medicine 26 years experience
1. Take a pregnancy test just to be sure - irregular spotting is common early in pregnancy, and no birth control method is 100%. 2. High levels of stress can affect your menstrual cycle, as can certain medications (ibuprofen, naproxen other NSAIDs can block prostaglandins and cause menses to be irregular) 3. Check with your doctor, infections like bacterial vaginitis (and STI's) can affect menses
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