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A 48-year-old member asked:

Red spotting 5 days before period is normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It may be: Break throught bleeding related to hormone imbalances.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why I am spotting after 19 days period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Please see your: Gynecologist if your period has lasted for 19 days. This could lead to anemia. Take care.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Spotting spotting 3 days no period

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
To : To be on the safe side, you should take a pregnancy test. If you still aren't having a normal period in 2 days after that, take another test. You may need a blood pregnancy test as it is more accurate than a urine test. The biggest concern with spotting is that it can occur with pregnancy, but hormone fluctuations can also cause lighter periods or spotting. If you have pain, vomiting, or light-headedness/fainting, then you would need to be seen as an emergency.
Last updated Nov 15, 2013


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