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A 20-year-old female asked:

i been on my period for 2weeks, 2weeks before i was suppose to start, i started spotting for 4 days then bled is that normal?never happen before

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Common problem : 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.
Dr. Anthony Brignoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Observation: Occasionally woman may have an off menstruation. If your menses do not return to normal by the next cycle or you experience increase pain or bleeding then you should see your gynecologist. If you have abnormally heavy periods, you should be evaluated. There are treatment options for you. Always rule out pregnancy.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

My period started the 17 it was supposed to start the 21 it was normal for 6 days it stopped now im spotting its been 9 days my period is never ireg?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
3 ideas: Could just be an abnormal cycle. Could be an infection. Could you possibly be pregnant? If you are otherwise fine and a home pregnancy test is negative you might wait to see how the next cycle goes. Otherwise plan to be evaluated.
A 24-year-old female asked:

I haven't came on my period this month yet, I should be on next week but for two days now I've been spotting which started out an orangish red and now its brown. Is this normal?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably OK: So predictable is the menses with many women that any time there is a change - timing. Duration, consistency, color, for ex. - red flags are raised - and appropriately so. It's smart to ask about this. Many women will experience, from time to time, some alteration in menses character. Freq this resolves. If persistent or signs of pregnancy, it may be a good time to see your dr.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How can you tell the difference between a regular period and spotting ? Last month on the second day of my period I went through 3-4 pads in one day?

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Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Can be the same. : For some spotting is just a part of the normal period that includes heavy days as well. Clotting, while common, is generally a reflection of excess bleeding not simple menstrual fluid. Periods change for a given individual for many reasons--stress, environmental changes, and, even mild weight changes. Hope this helps.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I'm spotting a few days after my period what can be wrong with me?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Missed period: You may have had a "missed period" which is a period in which you don't ovulate this confuses your reproductive hormones for this cycle, but your body usually rights itself. If symptoms persist, try another pregnancy test and definitely see your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Im experiencing spotting eight days after my period.What does it mean?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Can happen: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process

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