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Should I be concerned about frequent spotting during the month?

Should I be concerned about frequent spotting during the month?

Yes, somewhat: Most healthy, normal women don't have spotting during the month. They bleed during their periods, and don't bleed in between periods. Frequent spotting should be evaluated by an ob-gyn doctor. It may be due to menstrual irregularities, but other conditions such as infections and cancers can also cause bleeding as a symptom. ...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 had occasional spotting during my first 5 months on the pill, by month 6 seemed gone. If it comes back, how much/frequent spotting is worrisome?

I had occasional spotting during my first 5 months on the pill, by month 6 seemed gone.  If it comes back, how much/frequent spotting is worrisome?

May need pill change: the pill should regulate your periods so you don't have breakthrough bleeding. If you take the pill on time everyday, you shouldn't have spotting. If this continues. You should be examined and make sure you don't have an infection or may need to change pills. There are so many pills to chose from, you can find one that works well for you ...Read more

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Not on birth control with frequent spotting between periods?

Not on birth control with frequent spotting between periods?

Spotting : Could have many causes or be a normal thing. Sit down with a doctor and discuss this ...Read more

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Frequent urination, spotting, after taking next choice. Anything to worry about?

Frequent urination, spotting, after taking next choice. Anything to worry about?

Side effects: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if you miss your period or develop significant lower abd. Pain. Call gyn for ? ...Read more

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Could frequent urination and spotting just be part of PMS or is it something else?

Could frequent urination and spotting just be part of PMS or is it something else?

Polyurea: Most cases are urinary tract infection or diabetes. Best to be checked for those & other medical issues first. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my lower left pelvic area that radiates to my thigh. Also frequent urination & very light spotting every other day for 4 days?

I've been having pain in my lower left pelvic area that radiates to my thigh. Also frequent urination & very light spotting every other day for 4 days?

See your MD: This combination of symptoms should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. If there is any chance you could be pregnant, you must see your hcp to rule out ectopic pregnancy which could be life threatening. You may also have a urinary tract infection which needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is spotting?

What is spotting?

Bleeding: Spotting is usually light menstrual bleed that occurs at a time other than your normal period. It can be due to pregnancy, hormonal variations and changes, occasionally stress, etc. ...Read more