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Spotting before and after period and feeling hot all the time. What could this be? Bloating too.

Spotting before and after period and feeling hot all the time. What could this be? Bloating too.

Multiple things: A period can vary from 3-7 days and can start as spotting to heavy and taper to light bleeding before stopping.
Everyone has variability during menses.
Sometimes flushing can happen around periods. Have you checked your thyroid functions recently? That may help. Your ob/gyn can get more details from you to assist you. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Finished my monthly period last week and then a day or two later noticed some light spotting. It has continued for 6 days so far w bloating. Why?

Finished my monthly period last week and then a day or two later noticed some light spotting. It has continued for 6 days so far w bloating. Why?

Many causes for this: There are many causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding. Most of the time it's just temporary fluctuations in hormones, which can also cause bloating. Pregnancy should be ruled out with a urine test if symptoms persist. If that's negative and bleeding remains abnormal, then other testing for hormonal abnormalities (like thyroid) should be done. ...Read more

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Had been spotting a week after my period and the whole month passed by and me period is late when my cycle is regular, no preg. Symptoms exct bloating?

Had been spotting a week after my period and the whole month passed by and me period is late when my cycle is regular, no preg. Symptoms exct bloating?

Bloating caused by..: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding significant pathology. ...Read more

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Hi! My period was on time and I felt the usual bloating and cramping but only a little spotting for two days. What could this be?

Hi! My period was on time and I felt the usual bloating and cramping but only a little spotting for two days. What could this be?

Light bleeding: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks post partum and I had sex using withdrawl method on 19th now having brown blood spotting and slight bloating. Is this a period?

I am 7 weeks post partum and I had sex using withdrawl method on 19th now having brown blood spotting and slight bloating. Is this a period?

Brown blood is not: A period, certainly at 7 weeks postpartum you could have ovulated, especiallif you are not breast feeding. I would suggest you do a pregnancy test if you are concerned about being pregnant. ...Read more

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I had my period 2weeks ago. I woke up yesterday with cramps bloating a fever n spotting. Spotting only lasted a few hrs was brown n light pink.

I had my period 2weeks ago. I woke up yesterday with cramps bloating a fever n spotting. Spotting only lasted a few hrs was brown n light pink.

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.   ...Read more

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Had novasure done in feb 2014 since then no period past couple of month I have spotting lower back pain and bloating?

Had novasure done in feb 2014 since then no period past couple of month I have spotting lower back pain and bloating?

? PMS: Up to half of the women who receive endometrial ablation with stop having periods; younger women are LESS likely to do so. Getting some monthly spotting and perhaps the associated symptoms of a period would not be unusual at all. Treat for symptom control as you would any period. If heavier bleeding returns or these symptoms persist/new develop, return to your doctor for evaluation. Good wishes! ...Read more

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Irregular period last one was a year ago. Sexually active from the 15-20 on the 28th I had terrible cramps and bloating as well as 1time spotting 28?

Irregular period last one was a year ago. Sexually active from the 15-20 on the 28th I had terrible cramps and bloating as well as 1time spotting 28?

What's your question: If you want to know if you can get pregnant, the answer is yes, if you engage in unprotected sex, in which case you can also pick up sexually transmitted diseases/infections, too. If you want to know if you're actually pregnant, take home pregnancy test. They're accurate once you're 4wks late. Because your LMP was 1yr ago, you'll need to take test weekly or start using birth control4piece of mind ...Read more

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Is bloating after period normal?

Possibly: Bloating is a very nonspecific symptom, but certainly could be temporarily caused by your period. There is more concern if it is a problem at other times as well. ...Read more

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What does bloating after period mean?

Common hormonal: Bloating is a common complaint due to the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle. Some get relief by taking birth control to help regulate the hormonal changes. ...Read more

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C tr amping and bloating after period?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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Is bloating during and after period normal?

Is bloating during and after period normal?

Bloating: Pms might cause those symptoms, . Is that the only symptom you are experiencing? Some women report bloating at or around their menstrual cycle and its only due to changes in hormone levels (especially at your age-- perimenopause). ...Read more

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Cramps and bloating two days after period ends, why?

See gynecologist: Cramping and bleeding at the end of a menses may well indicate endometriosis or an infection or perhaps a cyst. See you gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light cramps/sharp pains and bloating after period?

Is it normal to have light cramps/sharp pains and bloating after period?

It's common: Period symptoms can change. Motrin like meds or birth control pills can minimize them. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on waistline and bloating AFTER period??

Not normal: Abdominal tightness + bloating is common just before and during ovulation or menstruation. In PMS, tightness may accompany other symptoms such as mood swings prior to menstruation. But if you feel tight & bloated for more than one week or after your period ends, I recommend you see your doctor. Ovarian cancers can present this way and should not be overlooked, especially if there is increased risk ...Read more

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I have pelvic pain, spotting between periods and bloating could it be cysts in ovaries?

I have pelvic pain, spotting between periods and bloating could it be cysts in ovaries?

Maybe. Or PID?: An ovarian cyst might cause these symptoms, but there are several other possibilities. If you are sexually active and at risk for STD (new or multiple partners, or your partner having sex with others), chlamydia or gonorrhea are possibilities, perhaps causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Whatever the cause, this should be evaluated without delay. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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4 days late and 3 day period, day 2 after period with cramps, frequent urination and some back pain with some bloating.

4 days late and 3 day period, day 2 after period with cramps, frequent urination and some back pain with some bloating.

Late bloating, pain: Check HCG (short period could have been implantation) check urine for UTI, check for vaginitis. May need sonogram to look for ovarian issues or ectopic or miscarriage f/u /w/ doc. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst of 2cm since May and after provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks it shrunk. But after period I hav dull pain n bloating. How long does it cure?

I had an ovarian cyst of 2cm since May and after provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 2 weeks it shrunk. But after period I hav dull pain n bloating. How long does it cure?

Ovarian cysts: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) helps to shrink ovarian cysts (functional cysts). Usually the cysts will go away within 1-3 months. If you develop new cysts, your doctor may place you on birth control. Treatment of ovarian cysts depend on your age, size of cysts, your period, and symptoms., Most cysts are benign in women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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Sex 2 days after period. Used condom and didn't cum in me but period is 4 days late and light. Have normal PMS symptoms-back pain, bloating, acne?

Sex 2 days after period. Used condom and didn't cum in me but period is 4 days late and light. Have normal PMS symptoms-back pain, bloating, acne?

Probably just a: Different period. Consider that it is unlikely that you are pregnant. If you relate the hx correctly then I doubt you are pregnant. Wait another week and do a pregnancy test. If negative it is very unlikely that you are pregnant.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Spotting 2 weeks after period? Why

Spotting 2 weeks after period? Why

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. Infection, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Spotting on 19th day after period, should I be concerned?

Spotting on 19th day after period, should I be concerned?

Not necessarily: It may be break through bleeding due to imbalance of Progesterone and estrogen. ...Read more

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What causes spotting 2 weeks after period?

What causes spotting 2 weeks after period?

Missed ovulation: If you fail to ovulate there the level of norestrogen is low and the tissue breaks down and detaches some. This leads to bleeding. Failure to ovulate will do this. That happens in stress, illness, athletics, and other conditions. The next cycle can be normal. ...Read more

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Feeling sick, brown spotting, a week after period?

Feeling sick, brown spotting, a week after period?

Nausea post period: If your period usually lasts for 5-7 days, a week later may be ovulation bleeding, very common at age 45 and even much younger. Although the risk of pregnancy is low, it can still occur at 45. If the brown discharge continues, get a serum HCG test and see your healthcare provider for advice and possible other testing. ...Read more

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Red and brown spotting 1 week after period ended. What could it be?

Red and brown spotting 1 week after period ended. What could it be?

Vag Bleeding: Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, it does not necessarily indicate a serious condition. But if it has been happening for a month you should see your GYN doctor.

http://www. Webmd. Com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview#1 ...Read more

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Brown spotting for 3 days immediately after period is suppose to end. Should I be concerned?

Brown spotting for 3 days immediately after period is suppose to end. Should I be concerned?

No, I would: Not be concerned. This happens frequently in women. As long as sotting does not continue, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Took plan b 2 days after period. Now it's 4 days before expected period and light spotting. Is this normal?

Took plan b 2 days after period. Now it's 4 days before expected period and light spotting. Is this normal?

Could be: Plan B does alter hormonal status and may cause irregular bleeding. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Noticed spotting 8 days after period ended. It was brown and red mixed with mucous. Is this normal or concerning?

Noticed spotting 8 days after period ended. It was brown and red mixed with mucous. Is this normal or concerning?

Break through: Break through bleeding can occur due to hormonal imbalance. Brown blood is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Hopefully, this resolves. If it happens for 3 or more cycles please consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What causes spotting 2.5 week after period? I'm having red spotting and it just a drop another it pink and brown?

What causes spotting 2.5 week after period? I'm having red spotting and it just a drop another it pink and brown?

Check out this link.: U mentioned pregnancy in ur history. Spotting in pregnancy suggests the possibility of implantation bleeding or potential for miscarriage. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/women/tc/abnormal-vaginal-bleeding-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Period ended 1 week ago. Light pink spotting periodically for past 3 days. No itching or odor. Possible causes for this spotting after period?

Period ended 1 week ago. Light pink spotting periodically for past 3 days. No itching or odor. Possible causes for this spotting after period?

Spotting: Irregular spotting is 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. ...Read more

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Removed paragard 2 weeks before period was due with only minor potting after, period came on time but shorter 2.5days with spotting after for 1day?

Removed paragard 2 weeks before period was due with only minor potting after, period came on time but shorter 2.5days with spotting after for 1day?

Probably Normal: This doesn't sound like anything too unusual. I would wait for the next couple of cycles and see how they are, chances are they will be typical normal non iud periods for you. Give it 2-3 months for your body to get used to no iud. ...Read more

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My periods were normal until last two month they are more apart and I had spotting 5-10 days before and after period I am almost 49should I see dr?

Menopause: In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms:irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, weight gain and slowed metabolism, thinning hair and dry skin, loss of breast fullness. Starting at perimenopause, schedule regular visits with your doctor for preventive health care and any medical concerns. ...Read more

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Stringy black (mucous like)very light spotting starts after period ends & lasts 2days. Black at end of period is normal 4me. Concerned about stringness?

Stringy black (mucous like)very light spotting starts after period ends & lasts 2days. Black at end of period is normal 4me. Concerned about stringness?

Stringiness: Stringiness just reflects how old the blood is. It is not a meaningful finding. Color is also a reflection of how old the blood is. Blood undergoes a process called oxidation. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 3times last month he used the pullout method. Period lasted for 4days Spotting 3days after period for 5days what could cause this?

Had unprotected sex 3times last month he used the pullout method. Period lasted for 4days Spotting 3days after period for 5days what could cause this?

The pull out method: The pull out method is indeed unprotected sex and not really a method at all. You are neither protected against pregnancy nor STDs and abnormal bleeding can be a symptom of STDs. See your PCP or GYN for testing and to start a reliable method of contraception then use condoms to decrease the risk of STDs. Be safe. Hope this helps. ...Read more