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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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