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Had protected sex 25dy ago, got period week after & on bcp. Have brown spotting 2 weeks before period due this month. Is this breakthrough bleeding?

Had protected sex 25dy ago, got period week after & on bcp. Have brown spotting 2 weeks before period due this month. Is this breakthrough bleeding?

Perhaps, but your: hormones may be influx for some reason, so hang on for the ride. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones, e.g. thyroid ...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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4 days of pink/brown spotting 1 week before period due. 1 day late now. Negative pregnant tests. Nausea and fatigue on a high! what is happening to me?

4 days of pink/brown spotting 1 week before period due. 1 day late now. Negative pregnant tests. Nausea and fatigue on a high! what is happening to me?

Likely nothing: Very common - with negative pregnancy tests you are likely experiencing just a variation in your normal cycle. Would repeat the pregnancy test in a few days if your period still hasn't come. Good luck! ...Read more

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One week before period brown spotting for 2 days only when wiped. Period due 4 days ago negative test what shud i do ?

One week before period brown spotting for 2 days only when wiped. Period due 4 days ago negative test what shud i do ?

Do nothing: Repeat UPT. If negative pregnancy and no pain, wait for bleeding to occur. If no bleed within 4 weeks of the last spotting episode, consult physician to discuss desire for pregnancy vs need for menstrual regulation with hormonal preparation. ...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?

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 dry spotting before period, is this due to change of environment?

Brown dry spotting before period, is this due to change of environment?

Brown spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood. This may simply be related to a hormone imblance. ...Read more

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Period due but experiencing two days so far of brown spotting is this normal, what could cause this? Ttc. Normal day 2 and day 21 blood results.

Period due but experiencing two days so far of brown spotting is this normal, what could cause this? Ttc. Normal day 2 and day 21 blood results.

Brown blood: Brown spotting is an indication of previous bleeding. However, the timing and location of this bleeding would be hard to determine. If it persists you may want to evaluate. ...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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Period due only got dark brown spotting w/ some red so far 6 days prometrium daily had u/s & endo biospy w/ in last 4 mths nrml I am 51is this ok?

Period due only got dark brown spotting w/ some red so far 6 days prometrium daily had u/s  & endo biospy w/ in last 4 mths nrml I am 51is this ok?

Decreased bleeding : At 50 yo with recent normal testing, the most likely cause of decreasing bleeding is perimenopause combined with progesterone. If bleeding continues to be concerning it is never wrong to discuss with your obgyn or have a consult here ...Read more

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Pelvic pain b4 period start in past. Period due but pink-brown spotting/mucous. Also floating tissue/flakes in toilet after urination? not sex. active

Pelvic pain b4 period start in past. Period due but pink-brown spotting/mucous. Also floating tissue/flakes in toilet after urination? not sex. active

See answer: There are many causes of pelvic pain. If related to menstrual cycle, common causes include endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease (unlikely if not sexually active), and interstitial cystitis (usually associated with urinary symptoms). Abnormal urinary sediment could be contamination from vagina or represent a urinary problem such as a UTI. Recommend gynecology evaluation. ...Read more

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Aged 43 last 3 months had brown spotting 1 week before period. thus month spotting was also bright red?

Aged 43 last 3 months had brown spotting 1 week before period.  thus month spotting was also bright red?

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 over a week before period (never have engaged in risky activity) what else could it be?

Dysfunctional Bleed: It is important that you resubmit your question, identifying your age. It is important whether the spotting is associated with menstrual cramping. However, you need to speak with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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