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Brown spotting instead of period on birth control?

Brown spotting instead of period on birth control?

No problem: If the spotting is occurring during the time you'd otherwise expect a "period", it's nothing to worry about--for many women who've been on the pill for awhile, periods can get lighter and lighter. This is a good effect, not a problem. Brown spotting just means the bleeding is lighter. ...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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I have eating problem. I restrict calories. I'd panic if i had to eat a meal. Second month now of brown spotting instead of period. Is this ok?

I have eating problem. I restrict calories. I'd panic if i had to eat a meal. Second month now of brown spotting instead of period. Is this ok?

Seek Help: Your disrupted cycle is likely related to your food restriction. It sounds like the food issue is a serious problem for you. It is important for you to seek out a good medical evaluation, and to also get help for a probable eating disorder. ...Read more

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Having very minor brown spotting instead of period blood. have pcos but not using any pill for it.wt can be the reason of this spotting?

Having very minor brown spotting instead of period blood. have pcos but  not using any pill for it.wt can be the reason of this spotting?

PCOS: With PCOS you do not ovulate regularly. When you don't ovulate you don't produce progesterone which stops the uterine lining from growing and makes it get mature. If the lining just keeps growing, it gets so thick that parts start breaking of and you start spotting or bleeding. Over time, this un opposed growth can increase the risk of cancer so you need to see you doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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My first bhcg was 65 then 2 days later 57, I have been having brown spotting instead of period for 9 days, what should I do wait for bleeding?

My first bhcg was 65 then 2 days later 57, I have been having brown spotting instead of period for 9 days, what should I do wait for bleeding?

Be seen: This is an abnormal result for pregnancy. May indicated a miscarriage has occurred but can also occur in ectopic pregnancy. Needs to be followed closely. Ultrasound may or not be helpful in this situation. ...Read more

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There's brown spotting instead of regular period with light pink spotting 5 days later. Is this okay?

There's brown spotting instead of regular period with light pink spotting 5 days later. Is this okay?

May be some: Hormonal imbalances. Brown spotting is likely old, deoxygenated blood bleeding cleaned from the uterus. Pink spotting may be small amt of blood mixed with vaginal secretions. If this regulates back wouldn't worry about it. If irregular pattern persists seek medical eval. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spotting instead of my period if I have pcos that lasted 2 days. My last period was january 10th 2014. Will my period come back?

Irregular bleeding 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

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Does fibroids cause brown spotting instead of a regular period?

Does fibroids cause brown spotting instead of a regular period?

Yes they can: Fibroids are benign (non cancerous) tumors of the uterus that are associated with painful, heavy periods. Depending on their location, they can certainly cause bleeding unrelated to your cycle. They can be treated with medications that are hormonal or non-hormonal, and they are also commonly treated surgically by removing the fibroid (s) or the entire uterus. ...Read more