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Can spotting look and act like a normal period?

Can spotting look and act like a normal period?

Yes.: Spotting is merely a description of the amount of bleeding. Women can have periods that are heavy, light, spotting etc. You can also have bleeding that is not a period that is heavy, light, spotting etc. Spotting is not necessarily different than a period. ...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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Ive had my period 8 days ago and now I am spotting and its starting to look like a period why what could wrong and should I worry?

Ive had my period 8 days ago and now I am spotting and its starting to look like a period why what could wrong and should I worry?

Usually not an issue: Are you on the pill? If so, have you missed any? If NOT on the pill ...If your last period was 100% normal for you and you are not having any pain, this is likely just a glitch in the timing of ovulation and is not an indication of problems. If you last period was unusually short, light, or otherwise noticeably different AND you're having pain you might want to get a pregnancy test ...Read more

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I have been having a very light pink period for two days now This does not look like my regular period. It looks as if i am spotting what should i do?

I have been having a very light pink period for two days now This does not look like my regular period. It looks as if i am spotting what should i do?

Depends: Are you trying to get pregnant? If you are sexually active and not using birth control , you need to see a Provider. If you are not sexually active, you may have a cyst. If it persists, see a Provider. ...Read more

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I've been on the same bc pills for 8+ years. Just started having thin, thread like spotting week before period. Should i be concerned?

I've been on the same bc pills for 8+ years. Just started having thin, thread like spotting week before period. Should i be concerned?

Probably not: Taking birth control pills for a prolonged interval like 8 years makes the uterine lining very thin. It is possible it can become fragile and bleed a bit prior to your actual period. ...Read more

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Is this normal that the flow of my monthly period for this month is like spotting only compare last month its heavy/medium flow. Thanks in advance.

Is this normal that the flow of my monthly period for this month is like spotting only compare last month its heavy/medium flow. Thanks in advance.

Probably normal: Women will experience changes in their cycle from time to time. When this happens, it may take a few cycles to get back to normal. If you dont get to normal, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im told Plan B can cause spotting but I have what feels like a period for 5 days now is that normal? 2 weeks before my next period? Do i take a test?

Im told Plan B can cause spotting but I have what feels like a period for 5 days now is that normal? 2 weeks before my next period? Do i take a test?

Can cause spotting: Plan b frequently causes spotting and then irregular periods for 2-3 months. However there's also a small chance you could be pregnant so it's important to see a healthcare provider if you are still bleeding, especially if you don't have a regular period. ...Read more

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How long does spotting last I just spotted today and it wasn't a few drops it's was like bits of it I'm trying to figure out if it's a period or preg?

How long does spotting last I just spotted today and it wasn't a few drops it's was like bits of it I'm trying to figure out if it's a period or preg?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I had a period on the 26th of feb and haven't had a period since and on the 1st of april i had what looked like spotting but test sed neg yesterday aft?

Lots: Lots of issues could cause you to have delayed period. If your pregnancy test is negative and you are not having a period better check with your ob. Nutrition, medication, thyroid, contraceptive pills/injections and many other factors might be involved. ...Read more

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Is spotting considered a period?

Is spotting 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

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Does spotting count as a period ?

Does spotting count as a period ?

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

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am i expercing spotting or period?

Not sure: Is it the time that your period would normally occur - if yes - it might be a light period. Is it as heavy as your normal period? ...Read more

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42 yr old spotting in between period?

42 yr old spotting in between period?

Mid cycle spotting: Best to see a gyn and get evaluated for your irregular spotting and dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub). Good luck. ...Read more

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Why I am spotting after 19 days period?

Why I am spotting after 19 days period?

Please see your: Gynecologist if your period has lasted for 19 days. This could lead to anemia. Take care. ...Read more

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What's spotting vs regular lite period?

What's spotting vs regular lite period?

Spotting vs light: Spotting is not enough bleeding to acknowledge that one has a normal menstrual period. A light flow is usually not as heavy as the woman is used to, may be shorter too, however it can also be a variant of normal for some people. ...Read more