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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 have been spotting for 5 days now, at first it was a little smear on my underwear and when I wiped, but now it's only when I wipe. What could it be?

I have been spotting for 5 days now, at first it was a little smear on my underwear and when I wiped, but now it's only when I wipe. What could it be?

Infection? STD?: Most people use "spotting" to mean blood, but maybe vaginal discharge? Either way, you should see a doctor. Any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge should be professionally examined, even if small in amount. At age 21, an infection is the best bet, and the most common infections are STDs. So don't delay, get checked soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been spotting for 5 days after my vaginal ultrasound.isthis normal when isit going to stop spotting?

I have been spotting for 5 days after my vaginal ultrasound.isthis normal when isit going to stop spotting?

Could be: an irregular period at that level of bleeding. Pain/fever/clots would be BAD sign. and... without an exam, I can only give general information, and whatever reason you got the ultrasound FOR changes the situation drastically. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/diseases/spotting%20between%20periods.html here is a webpack (purple are clicable links) Just For You ! ...Read more

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I'm on the 3rd month of Kariva into the second week of the back and I have been spotting for 5 days and today i've been having cramps all day.

I'm on the 3rd month of Kariva into the second week of the back and I have been spotting for 5 days and today i've been having cramps all day.

Break thru bleeding: Having spotting and now cramping in the 3rd pack of birth control pills sounds like break through bleeding. This can just occur out of the blue, but is more likely to occur it a bcp was taken late or missed. Cramping often means a period is coming. Check with your doc if this doesn't resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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I have been spotting for 5 days saw blood on the second then it went back to spotting am I pregnant ?

I have been spotting for 5 days saw blood on the second then it went back to spotting am I pregnant
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Not necessarily: Your vaginal spotting can be due to several causes, besides pregnancy. If spotting increases, persists or recurs, see your clinician for an exam and possible tests. If you have had unprotected sex, and miss your period, then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have been spotting for 5 days. Today is my cycle day 29 and i haven't seen any spotting today. I had sex on fertile days can I be pregnant?

I have been spotting for 5 days. Today is my cycle day 29 and i haven't seen any spotting today. I had sex on fertile days can I be pregnant?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I have been spotting for 5 days. Today is my cycle day 29 and i haven't seen any spotting today. I had sex on fertile days can I be pregnant?

I have been spotting for 5 days. Today is my cycle day 29 and i haven't seen any spotting today. I had sex on fertile days can I be pregnant?

take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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My last period was 6 weeks ago! After 14 days of my period I have been spotting for 5 days. I have had 2 negative pregnancy tests! What's going on?

My last period was 6 weeks ago! After 14 days of my period I have been spotting for 5 days. I have had 2 negative pregnancy tests! What's going on?

Hormonal imbalance: If you did the tests correctly and the result was negative at 14 days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am starting the last week of my blue pills on sprintec. I have been spotting a dark brown for five days. This is my fifth month on sprintec? Normal?

I am starting the last week of my blue pills on sprintec. I have been spotting a dark brown for five days. This is my fifth month on sprintec? Normal?

Breathrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Why have i been spotting for 5 days?

Why have i been spotting for 5 days?

Early Period?: You period may have started early because of your illness. Best wishes! ...Read more