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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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Had unprotected sex on days 4,5 & 7 after6 day period ended. Cramping and spotting on day 8.Why? & is it possible to get prego that soon after period?

Had unprotected sex on days 4,5 & 7 after6 day period ended. Cramping and spotting on day 8.Why? & is it possible to get prego that soon after period?

Possible: Unprotected sex can result in pregnancy, and light bleeding can occur early in pregnancy. The accuracy of a home pregnancy test at this time will depend on the length of your cycle and the date of your last normal period. ...Read more

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Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Probably normal: Some women stop menstruating while nursing. Most will resume after 6 months of nursing. It varies. But especially at first, it is common to more irregular, crampy cycles. ...Read more

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Had fresh red blood one day after period ends when i wipe.Then continue as brown spotting , continuing for 1 week now. cramping,dizzy,headache.preg?

Had fresh red blood one day after period ends when i wipe.Then continue as brown spotting , continuing for 1 week now. cramping,dizzy,headache.preg?

Did you do HPT?: Pregnancy can be determined by waiting until AT LEAST the day after your next missed period and doing a home pregnancy test (HPT). I always suggest to my patients that they wait a week since periods can be late. Straight clinical diagnosis in the first few weeks is really tough and often inaccurate. ...Read more

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I am 21, i haven't gotton my period in one month going on two but have experienced cramping and spotting. I took a pregnancy test which was negative.

I am 21, i haven't gotton my period in  one month going on two but have experienced cramping and spotting. I took a pregnancy test which was negative.

Hormones: It sounds as if your hormones are likely out of balance. One needs both estrogen and Progesterone to act in correct ratio to each other to have a normal cycle. Sometimes this irregular can happen random, other times due to thyroid, extremes of weight (thin/heavy) or pituitary. If any of those could be issue for you, see a md. Or if persists for > 3months, see doctor for testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if im spotting and cramping 2 weeks after period?

Nonspecific: The meaning depends on what has been happening in your life as a whole. Are you under increased stress? Dieting? Unusually sexually active? Started a new exercise program? You are at an age when spotting between periods is common due to changes in hormones which can be due to diet, stress, exercise, et al. ...Read more

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