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Why am i spotting before my period?

Why am i spotting before my period?

Spotting: Spotting may indicate that your blood Progesterone isn't high enough to support the uterine lining. If your trying to conceive i suggest an endometrial bx and blood Progesterone 1 week prior to period. ...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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I am spotting ten days before my period?

I am spotting ten days before my period?

Could be from the pi: There are many reasons spotting can occur before a menstrual period. A common reason is birth control- it is not uncommon for a cycle or two after starting a new pill to have some spotting between periods. With some pills, particularly very low estrogen pills this can persist. If this continues, it would be worth a visit to your doctor to determine the cause, and change pills if needed. ...Read more

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I am spotting a week before my period and when i get upset it come down a lot, but then it would stop . Should i be worryed ?

Periods!: Stress believe it or not can do a number on your period. The way i see it from the time you start your period until you die there can always be problems get use to it. Unless you might be pregnant i wouldn't worry about it. Just part of being a woman. Make sure you are using birth control and condoms; pregnancies should be planned not a surprise. ...Read more

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

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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Why am i spotting 13 days before my period?

Why am i spotting 13 days before my period?

It is not uncommon: It is also called ovulation bleeding. During the ovulation time due to hormonal change, it is not uncommon for some women to have bleeding or spotting. It is normal, no need for worry. ...Read more

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I am experiencing spotting two weeks before my period is suppose to come. Very light and little amount. concerned. ?

I am experiencing  spotting two weeks before my period is suppose to come. Very light and little amount. concerned. 
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Some thoughts...: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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Why am i spotting 2 weeks before my period while on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Why am i spotting 2 weeks before my period while on mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Common. : The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can cause irregular spotting or irregular periods. Depending how long you have had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) you may want to wait it out. Often over time patients have less bleeding. ...Read more

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Y am i spotting before and after my period, and after sex? I just finished my period 3-7-13. So, when will i most likely ovulate?

Y am i spotting before and after my period, and after sex? I just finished my period 3-7-13. So, when will i most likely ovulate?

Hard to say: If you can discern a regular cycle out of that pattern, you probably do ovulate around cd 14 from the beginning of the real bleeding. Spotting especially right before the cycle is indicative of a polyp or fibroid in or near the cavity. Spotting after and with intercourse can be adenomyosis or a cervical problem. All of this should be evaluated by your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am spotting 10 days before my period? The option of being pregnant does not exist, because I am virgin.

I am spotting 10 days before my period? The option of being pregnant does not exist, because I am virgin.

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have been on Clomid (clomiphene) for 3 cycles. If I am spotting 2 days before my expected period, can I still be pregnant?

I have been on Clomid (clomiphene) for 3 cycles. If I am spotting 2 days before my expected period, can I still be pregnant?

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 have already had a period but I am spotting a week before my next period is due, negative pregnancy test. What could cause this?

I have already had a period but I am spotting a week before my next period is due, negative pregnancy test. What could cause this?

May be implantation: Bleeding. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test. Doing the test now may be too early. ...Read more

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I have already had a period, but I am spotting a week before my next period is due. Negative pregnancy test. Can a blood test tell if pregnant now?

I have already had a period, but I am spotting a week before my next period is due. Negative pregnancy test. Can a blood test tell if pregnant now?

yes.: Spotting a week before your period is due suggests that you didn't ovulate lately. If you haven't missed a period, spotting is usually not due to pregnancy. If a urine test (first morning urine) is negative, a blood test will generally be negative also. ...Read more

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Why am i spotting 11 days before my period is due followed by upper back and upper stomach pains ?

Why am i spotting 11 days before my period is due followed by upper back and  upper stomach pains ?

Probably not serious: Although, it's hard to make a diagnosis based on your presentation, i can assure you that irregularities in menstrual cycle in women are common. Unless you have other alarming symptoms such as fever, vaginal discharge, worsening belly pain, bleeding, etc. You may just want to wait and see which course it will take. ...Read more

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Spotting before my period? Is it normal

Depends...: It all depends in what context. The period may start with very little blood, in some like a spotting and then bleeds more as the days go by. As long as it lasts 3-7 days. If this is new for you, I would like to know, are you in new birth control? Any pain? Vaginal discharge? If the answer us yes to any of these questions you would need to see a gynecologist for exam and management as necessary. ...Read more

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I started spotting before my period is not supposed start in 5 days what that mean?

I started spotting  before my period is not supposed start in 5 days what that mean?

Abnormal 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

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Hi I had light pink spotting before my period was supposed to show, now I'm 7 days late. My last period was May 9th. All tests are neg. Preg?

Hi I had light pink spotting before my period was supposed to show, now I'm 7 days late. My last period was May 9th. All tests are neg. Preg?

Probably not: If the test was negative, you're probably not pregnant. You probably had a delay in ovulation. Wait another week, and if it is still hasn't started, check another test. It is still negative, you need to see your GYN to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What if i don't have spotting before my period but never really have since first child hve 3. Can i still be preg? And have just few symptoms?

What if i don't have spotting before my period but never really have since first child hve 3. Can i still be preg?  And have just few symptoms?

Pregnancy: Each pregnancy is different and symptoms can be less severe than previous there is a chance of pregnancy especially if no contraceptive measures have been taken. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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