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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
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
Didn't have periods for 3 mnths, then had for 1 mnth, then not for a mnth, then black period this month & now frequent spotting. What's wrong with me?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Spotting : Could have many causes or be a normal thing. Sit down with a doctor and discuss this ...Read more
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
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