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I just got off my period and now I'm spotting 2 days later?

I just got off my period and now I'm spotting 2 days later?

No worries: Keep an eye on it for 1-2 cycles and report any other abnormalities to your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Hi I took plan B 11 days ago which was 3 days after my period and now I'm spotting a little bit, is this normal?

Hi I took plan B 11 days ago which was 3 days after my period and now I'm spotting a little bit, is this normal?

Normal: Plan be can make you have spotting and delay your period. These are normal side-effects and are not an indication of it working or not. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I got on my cycle on june 16th but I also had sex tht day but I didn't know I was getting my period and now I see spotting. What cld be the issue?

I got on my cycle on june 16th but I also had sex tht day but I didn't know I was getting my period and now I see spotting. What cld be the issue?

Periods and sex: One cannot get pregnant during a normal menstrual period. There could be a number of reasons for spotting, but I take it this is now two weeks past the cycle. Infection in the cervix: something affecting your hormones. Or, june 16th was not the day of the start of a normal cycle but something else. ...Read more

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Just had my period and now im spotting. Should I be worried?

Just had my period and now im spotting. Should I be worried?

I wouldn't worry at: This point. It may be break through bleeding related to an imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone. If the bleeding doesn't stop then please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had my period 2 weeks ago and now I am spotting. What does this mean?

I had my period 2 weeks ago and now I am spotting. What does this mean?

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control. ...Read more

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My period is 44 days late now I am spotting off and on what does that mean or what's going on?

My period is 44 days late now I am spotting off and on what does that mean or what's going on?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. These usuallly turn positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I have my period 3 days ago now I am spotting it's not heavy but light. Do you have any clue what's going on. 24age 3childrens?

I have my period 3 days ago now I am spotting it's not heavy but light. Do you have any clue what's going on. 24age 3childrens?

Explanation: This can happen due to variation of your cycle after few pregnancies in short period of time. Nothing dangerous, and pretty typical. Just will see what happen in next 2-3 month. ...Read more

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I've 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?

I've 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 was wondering why I was spotting 13 days before my period and now its 6 days til my period?

I was wondering why I was spotting 13 days before my period and now its 6 days til my period?

Probably ovulation: Some women have a little spotting at the time of ovulation, which occurs about two weeks prior to the start of your period. Ovulation is an inflammatory process, producing some of the same inflammatory chemicals (prostglandins) that participate in breakdown of the uterine lining at the time of your period. This results in some spotting in some women. ...Read more

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I had my period 2 weeks ago now I am spotting a brownish pink and I have some viginal discomfort?

I had my period 2 weeks ago now I am spotting a brownish pink and I have some viginal discomfort?

See doctor: Since you have discharge and vaginal discomfort, you need an exam to check for infection or other cause of these symptoms. It is common to have mid cycle spotting from ovulation, but with the vaginal discomfort you should get checked out. ...Read more

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I just had a 10 day period and now I'm spotting 2 days after my period ended and my period is normal 7 days long should I be concerned?

I just had a 10 day period and now I'm spotting 2 days after my period ended and my period is normal 7 days long should I be concerned?

Vaginal bleeding: It is difficult to answer your concerns because : your body may be undergoing some type of stress (cold virus, physical stress like not sleeping enough, emotional stress from daily living, etc...) which could change your cycle dates. It could be irregular vaginal bleeding or something more serious. Please have a pelvic exam & discussion with your GYN physician.
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I just had a 10 day period and now I'm spotting 2 days after my period ended and my period is normal 7 days long should I be concerned?

I just had a 10 day period and now I'm spotting 2 days after my period ended and my period is normal 7 days long should I be concerned?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I've taken Plan B 5x in a 6 wk period. I got my period 2x in august and now I am spotting about 28 days after the 1st time in august. Is it my period?

I've taken Plan B 5x in a 6 wk period. I got my period 2x in august and now I am spotting about 28 days after the 1st time in august. Is it my period?

Need a Plan A: Clearly you need a better long-term birth control plan. Plan B is meant to use as a backup. Taking it disrupts the menstrual cycle so no surprise that your periods have been off. Please see a doctor to start long term birth control. ...Read more

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I had my period 10 days ago for 5 days and it was really heavy, then it was done and now I am spotting, and it really dark red. What could be wrong?

I had my period 10 days ago for 5 days and it was really heavy, then it was done and now I am spotting, and it really dark red. What could be wrong?

Usually nothing: Could you be pregnant? If not there are many reasons of ongoing spotting and heavier cycles; your cycle could have come late, you could have fibroids/polyps/endometriosis of the uterus. Do you use contraception? Sometimes this causes prolonged spotting. See your doc if it is ongoing (to r/u polyps and a thick lining in your uterus) and a thyroid test. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex last night and now I am spotting two weeks before my period. What is this?

Depends.: While 2 weeks before the period - is precisely when you should be ovulating, and sometimes you can get a little spotting when ovulation occurs, (one possibility); sometimes intercourse can cause spotting by irritating the cervical tissue (sometimes it can be due to inflammation or abnormal cervical cells), or could be due to an infection (vaginitis, or an std possibly). A number of possibilities. ...Read more

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Had my period for 6 days normal time took Plan B before period and now I'm spotting for 3 days why?

Had my period for 6 days normal time took Plan B before period and now I'm spotting for 3 days why?

Might be related to: Use of Plan B. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). ...Read more

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I already had my period and had sex a day or two after it was over. Four days have passed and now I'm spotting?

I already had my period and had sex a day or two after it was over. Four days have passed and now I'm spotting?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more