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A 17-year-old female asked:

around the time i should be having a period i only had light spotting here and there for about three days. now large chunks of blood. what is it?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason, but make sure it is not infection first. Irregular periods and spotting could meansome hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example).

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