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I spotted for five days and now late on my period could the spotting have taken place of my period? i was recently on birth control i stopped taking it and spotted for abour five days. i am now late on my period and was wondering if the spotting could hav

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Yes, : Yes, the spotting could have been your period as your body is trying to re-start ovulating and re-start your cycle. Please take a pregnancy test if you are at all concerned though.

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