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Can Spotting Be Considered A Period
Generally not: Spotting is usually not associated with the normal menstrual period (menses). However some menses can be light and present like spotting. If you are generally regular with your menses and the "spotting" is occurring at a different time period then it's probably not your menstrual period. ...Read more
What is considered to be day one of a period? Does spotting count as day one or is it the first day of full flow?
First bleeding: Te first day of your period is the first day of bleeding, including spotting. H. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a two day period then two days of brown spotting? Is that considered a normal cycle?
Can take HPT: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more
Yes: Just love her the way you wanted at her age; and for evermore. ...Read more
Depends: In some people it can. If the woman has a condition and does not produce much estrogen then spotting would be a period. People on continuous cycling of oral contraceptive who go off can have light to spotting for a period. The use of Progesterone can inhibit the growth of the uterine lining so all you might get is spotting. I'm probably leaving others out, out of room too! ...Read more
MENOPAUSE: If you are having regular periods and now have a prolonged period, you could be beginning menopause. You need to see your family doctor. He might could help you with hormonal replacement therapy to regualte your period for a while. And you need to make sure by exam or usg that you do not have some pathology. ...Read more
Ovulation: Given the timing of the spotting, midcycle, this is most likely related to a brief, abrupt drop in estrogen that occurs with ovulation. Given your age, greater than 40, you must have this evaluated by your ob/gyn. This evaluation should include an exam, ultrasound and endometrial biopsy! ...Read more
Spotting/pre-period: Sometimes the drop in estrogen prior to the onset of a period occurs more gradually, which allows some of the uterine lining to degenerate slowly, resulting in spotting. When the estrogen level drops more, the characteristic bleeding of a menstrual cycle will begin. So this can be normal if a period starts after the spotting. If not, see your gyn provider for a serum HCG test. ...Read more
Hormone imbalance: See your Primary care or GYN for exam ...Read more
This could be: Break through bleeding related to hormonal imbalance. ...Read more
Could you be: Pregnant? That could cause it or it could just be an irregular bleed that should straighten itself out ...Read more
Brown: Yes it is not unusualGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm not sure: There are a lot of possible reasons: just an early period, a pregnancy from the last cycle with some spotting as the fetus implants in the uterus lining, an old tampon that wasn't removed, an infection, the start of a miscarriage from the last cycle, something related to birth control pills, etc it depends on the age and history of the woman. If there are unusual cramps or no period, see M.D. ...Read more
No: That is very common and quite normal. ...Read more
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