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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
GI problem?: Symptoms are probably not related. See your doctor. ...Read more