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What does it mean when you have dark brown spotting, large clots, and cramping before your period?

What does it mean when you have dark brown spotting, large clots, and cramping before your period?

Progesterone: You have inadequate progesterone production the 2 weeks before your period. Try to find a PCP or OB/GYN to put you on cyclic progesterone during this part if your menstrual cycle. ...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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Getting brown spotting week before period. Cramping bloating and tender breasts but negative tests. Been spotting for six days. What is happening?

Getting brown spotting week before period. Cramping bloating and tender breasts but negative tests. Been spotting for six days. What is happening?

Tests?: Sounds like premenstrual spotting due to hormonal changes. Are you trying to get ptengant? - if jot I would recommend oral contraceptives and condoms. ...Read more

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Had sex 3days before period due and had brown spotting and now light pink, no cramps. Is this normal?

Brown spotting: Is usally old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. Pink may be some blood tinged discharge. ...Read more

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Brown spotting 4 days and late period with bright red blood. Cramps and backach could it be miacarriage! Had sex 12 days before period came?

Brown spotting 4 days and late period with bright red blood. Cramps and backach could it be miacarriage! Had sex 12 days before period came?

Pregnancy test: Before being concerned about a miscarriage you should find out if you are pregnant. Do a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then you are not having a miscarriage ...Read more

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11-12 days post IUI brown spotting and cramping (cramping last 9 days) is this my period?

11-12 days post IUI brown spotting and cramping (cramping last 9 days) is this my period?

Unsure yet: Either it is implantation bleeding or the beginning of a period. There is no way to know yet but in a coupe of days a pregnancy test can confirm ...Read more

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Brown spotting from 1/13-1/24...Period light and only pink with little red since 1/24. No pain associated at all or cramps at all.

Brown spotting from 1/13-1/24...Period light and only pink with little red since 1/24. No pain associated at all or cramps at all.

Get..: First of all if you are sexually active get a pregnancy test. If negative then this could be related to a vaginal or pelvic infection. It would be necessary for you to see a gynecologist for exam and treatment as necessary. ...Read more

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Cramps after my period and brown spotting?

Cramps after my period and brown spotting?

Normal variation..: Can be natural misscarriage........Retained clot /poc.

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Hi I am 9 day post natural FET and having cramps and brown spotting since this afternoon. Is this means period? Is there any hope?

Hi I am 9 day post natural FET and having cramps and brown spotting since this afternoon. Is this means period? Is there any hope?

Pregnancy test: You will have to wait a few more days until you reach the 2 week post transfer time. Then you can check a pregnancy test and see what the results are. I wish you the best fortune ...Read more

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I miscarried. 4 weeks later I had my first period that lasted 5 days and it was heavy jst expected my 2nd and its brown spotting with mild cramps??

I miscarried. 4 weeks later I had my first period that lasted 5 days and it was heavy jst expected my 2nd and its brown spotting with mild cramps??

Miscarriage: Remember that even though you miscarried you were pregnant. It usually takes a few months for a women's periods to become normal again after pregnancy. The first period is usually pretty heavy as the endometrium is overgrown at that time. Be patient things should normalize. If they don't by 4-6 months after your D&C, see your doctor for an evaluation. I'm sorry for your loss, best wishes. ...Read more

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Hm I have been spotting lately, these past two days I've had flaky brown spotting and bad cramps, period not due til another week, what can it be? : (

Hm I have been spotting lately, these past two days I've had flaky brown spotting and bad cramps, period not due til another week, what can it be? : (

Pelvic infection?: The combination of abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding, plus low abdominal pain or cramps, suggests a problem in the uterus or fallopian tubes. If pregnant, you may be miscarrying. If not, then STDs are a good bet, e.g. gonorrhea or chlamydia causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection), especially if any fever or if at risk for STD. See a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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I get iregual period since coming off pill 3 monylths ago. A few days ago have brown spotting and cramps. My period due sunday. Good it be impaleation?

I get iregual period since coming off pill 3 monylths ago. A few days ago have brown spotting and cramps. My period due sunday. Good it be impaleation?

Could be: This spotting could be implantation if you have been having unprotected intercourse. If your period is late, check a pregnancy test and, if it is negative and your period still hasn't started, repeat it in 3-5 days. You should also be on prenatal vitamins any time you might conceive since the use of prenatal vitamins beginning prior to pregnancy gives you the greatest decrease in birth defects. ...Read more

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I had one brown spotting on my period due date as it was supposed to my due period and I had cramps. What is the sign?

I had one brown spotting on my period due date as it was supposed to my due period and I had cramps. What is the sign?

Many possibilities: A missing period with cramps can be due to hormonal changes, hormone or birth control pills, iuds, pregnancy, stds. An appointment with a health care provider is indicated with any significant changes with mensdtual periods. ...Read more

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I already had my period march 7 th 2014. Now march 19 th I started brown spotting. Mild cramping, what could be going on?

I already had my period march 7 th 2014. Now march 19 th I started brown spotting. Mild cramping, what could be going on?

Breakthrough: This sounds like a hormone imbalance or breakthrough bleeding. Sometimes this occurs because estrogen and Progesterone (your 2 female hormones produced in ovary) are not in the right balance to each other. Sometimes it's due to pituitary or thyroid issues. And lasly, sometimes due to weight (too thin/heavy). If bothers you can consider birth control pills to help regulate. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Period on 9/24, again on 10/6, followed by pink and brown spotting and cramps 10/15 through 10/17. negative HPT and negative OPK. Help.

Period on 9/24, again on 10/6, followed by pink and brown spotting and cramps 10/15 through 10/17. negative HPT and negative OPK. Help.

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 & 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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Brown spotting with small clots and lots of cramps and still have about a week n a half to 2 weeks till I start my period what's going on?

Brown spotting with small clots and lots of cramps and still have about a week n a half to 2 weeks till I start my period what's going on?

Possibilities: Spotting prior to period can occasionally occur prior to the onset of bleeding and not be a cause for worry, but there are other causes of irregular bleeding: pregnancy, fibroids, endometriosis, stds, infection, a cervical or uterine polyp. See your doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more

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My period ended Thursday, Saturday I started brown spotting. Tuesday I began pinkish spotting, lower back has been hurting and cramps, help please?

My period ended Thursday, Saturday I started brown spotting. Tuesday I began pinkish spotting, lower back has been hurting and cramps, help please?

Don't Worry: Sometimes women have unusual menstrual cycles. You can have some irregular bleeding or spotting before or after your menses or even mid-cycle. It is probably a good idea to start keeping a calendar of when you bleed, spot, etc. To show your OB/GYN. Take ibuprofen, naproxen, or Acetaminophen for the cramping for the next 24-36 hours. ...Read more

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I started my period Friday and it was a normal flow but different because I did not cramp as much as I usually do. My second and third day I had brown spotting. And now on my 4th day I'm not seeing anything except for light pink when I wipe. What could it

I started my period Friday and it was a normal flow but different because I did not cramp as much as I usually do. My second and third day I had brown spotting. And now on my 4th day I'm not seeing anything except for light pink when I wipe. What could it

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 and 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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I had my period Apirl 3 and its May 17 I got cramping and brown spotting with lil redness usually my period every three months irregular?

I had my period Apirl 3 and its May 17 I got cramping and brown spotting with lil redness usually my period every three months irregular?

Control: Typically if a woman menstrual cycle. Is that irregular, she may desire to Use some hormones to help control it. Reasons for irregular menstrual cycles include hormonal imbalance being too heavy or too thin and also thyroid issues. Birth-control pills could help regulate your cycle. Not having a menstrual cycle Can be unhealthy. Talk to your doctor about the specifics of your situation ...Read more

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I ended my period a week ago now I've had brown spotting a and now its bright red with cramping? What could this mean, im ttc?

Need eval: Irreg bleeding and spotting can occur commonly. When you are trying to conceive if you planned it appropriately at last ovulation - you cold have had a fertilization that did not result in a viable pregnancy and this can lead to this type of bleeding and cramping. Take home pregnancy test and sched appoint to see your pcp. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have brown spotting one week before my period is due along with back pain and mild cramps. I what this could be '? I am ttc for 8minths now

Hormone: The spotting prior to your period may be normal, but could mean you are not having good ovulation each month. You may need to have more evalution done of your hormones as well. You may benefit from an exam and then an ultrasound if your pain continuees. ...Read more

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Missed period (13 days late). sex with protection. Fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday. Brown spotting. Cramping.?

Missed period (13 days late). sex with protection. Fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday. Brown spotting. Cramping.?

Late period: You could be having a late period. Remember a normal cycle can be 21-45 days and last 2-7 days. If you think you are pregnant ask your doctor for a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill about 3 week's ago during my period. I am now experiencing some period like cramps and brown spotting, is this normal?

I took the morning after pill about 3 week's ago during my period. I am now experiencing some period like cramps and brown spotting, is this normal?

Menstrual Periods: No. First you did not in any way need a morning after pill for a sexual encounter during your normal menstrual period. One cannot get pregnant during a period.

By taking the morning after pill you messed up your own internal hormones and it may take some time to recover. Which means you must be very careful about protecting against unwanted pregnancy during this time. ...Read more