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I sex maybe 2 weeks ago , I'm on birth control. I recently got switched from Ortho Evra to Xulane . I'm now spotting 5 days before my period . ?

I sex maybe 2 weeks ago , I'm on birth control. I recently got switched from Ortho Evra to Xulane . I'm now spotting 5 days before my period . ?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal 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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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'm having spotting 8 days before my period is due. I usually have a 28-30 day cycle. Could this be implantation bleeding?

I'm having spotting 8 days before my period is due. I usually have a 28-30 day cycle. Could this be implantation bleeding?

Potential: This could be potential but more factors need to be considered such as- unprotected sex and the absence of birth control. I would take a pregnancy test to evaluate for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im TTC & had sex with my SO 7 times during my fertile window. I'm now spotting 4 days before my period is due. Chances of pregnancy?

Im TTC & had sex with my SO 7 times during my fertile window. I'm now spotting 4 days before my period is due. Chances of pregnancy?

Sure: Patience is a virtue, a valuable one. A urine pregnancy test done correctly should give a reliable result on 3 weeks after when conception might have been (making it unlikely to be a false negative if it is negative). Hopefully, it will be a positive, but there should be no need to give it another thought until then. If one's normal regular period comes, there is no need to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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

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For past 4 years, i had 3 to 5 days dark brown spotting before my period and 2 days brown spotting after my period. What is problem?Can be corrected?

For past 4 years, i had 3 to 5 days dark brown spotting before my period and 2 days brown spotting after my period. What is problem?Can be corrected?

Many possibilities: If you haven't had a pap/pelvic examination in the past 3 years, you need to be examined. Could possibly be hormonal but you would probably have irregular periods. Could be physical, such as if the lining of the uterus builds up too much over time. A lot more information would be needed to narrow the list of possibilities. See your family doctor or gynecologist. ...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)

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