A 36-year-old female asked:
Started spotting 6 days ago after having my period two weeks ago (on second patch of the three). spotting like a moderate period with brown-bright red blood, requiring tampon use. no pain/discomfort. have used xulane 2yrs. hx spotting on other bcp. ?
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Dr. Jeff Livingstonanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Irregular periods: 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, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
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