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Bloating And Spotting After Period
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
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
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
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
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
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
For the last 6 months, I've been having PMS symptoms that last a week or more before my period starts--spotting, cramps, bloating, mood change. Normal?
Maybe: These are not uncommon symptoms. There are medications that may help with this. Discuss this with your OB/GYN. ...Read more
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
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
I've been on Depo-Provera for two years is it normal to feel period symptoms while on Depo-Provera the cramping, bloating, & spotting its never happened before till now?
Yes: Your period symptoms returning can occur while on long term depo. Some patients can even resume periods again. ...Read more
Hi I've been experiencing dizzy spells Sickness / feeling sick Tiredness Bloating Loss off appetite Light spotting and no period for over 2 mont?
Pregnancy?: You need to get a pregnancy test and see an OB-gyn regardless of a home test result that may be negative. ...Read more
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
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
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
GI problem?: Symptoms are probably not related. See your doctor. ...Read more
Bloating cramping slight pink discharge2 weeks after period on diet pills took b control for 3days had sex he pulled out negative test. What's wrong?
I do not know: Get checked out by the Doc to assure you do not have an infection. Good luck. ...Read more
4 days late and 3 day period, day 2 after period with cramps, frequent urination and some back pain with some bloating.
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
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
I have nausea, fatigue, frequent urination, abdominal cramps, bloating, headaches and pink spotting after my period &always feeling sick what is the cause?
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
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
No, I would: Not be concerned. This happens frequently in women. As long as sotting does not continue, nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Took plan b 2 days after period. Now it's 4 days before expected period and light spotting. Is this normal?
Noticed spotting 8 days after period ended. It was brown and red mixed with mucous. Is this normal or concerning?
What causes spotting 2.5 week after period? I'm having red spotting and it just a drop another it pink and brown?
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
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
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
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
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