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I'm having light pink to light brown spotting on and off for 3 weeks. Not pregnant but trying for a baby. What can be the cause? No period for 4 months

I'm having light pink to light brown spotting on and off for 3 weeks. Not pregnant but trying for a baby. What can be the cause? No period for 4 months

May be infection: You should have an evaluation. Bleeding between cycles can be caused by an infection like chlamydia. Other causes can be due lack of ovulation, uterine fibroids or hormonal imbalance such as an underactive htyroid. You can not conceive if you are not having a normal ovulation each month. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hello. I had brown spotting for 4 days that started 2 days before my expected period. My period is now 6 days late, but I am getting negative pregnanc?

Hello. I had brown spotting for 4 days that started 2 days before my expected period. My period is now 6 days late, but I am getting negative pregnanc?

Hormones: The brown spotting may have been an abnormal period from a hormonal fluctuation that just threw your cycle off. A negative home pregnancy test pretty much rules out a pregnancy (or at least rules out implantation from a fertilized egg). Wait for your next cycle and if things don't return to normal, go see PCP or Gyno ...Read more

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I have a very irregular period. I am trying to conceive. About two days ago I had brown spotting. What does that mean?

I have a very irregular period. I am trying to conceive. About two days ago I had brown spotting. What does that mean?

Could be menses: The brown discharge could be your cycle. If you do not have a full cycle, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive had sex every alternate day had light spotting in between the period and after one week had brown spotting. What is the reason?

Trying to conceive had sex every alternate day had light spotting in between the period and after one week had brown spotting. What is the reason?

Ovulation?: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter 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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Period is two days late, brown spotting for 5 days. Negative hCG test. Worried bc I work with nitrous oxide and don't want to be using that if pregnan?

Period is two days late, brown spotting for 5 days. Negative hCG test. Worried bc I work with nitrous oxide and don't want to be using that if pregnan?

Nitrous ; Pregnancy: When and\or if you are pregnant you should not be exposed even to trace levels of nitrous oxide as it has been found to be related to higher incidence of birth defects and of spontaneous abortion. Studies of medical care workers indicates that adverse reproductive effects may also result from chronic exposure to n2o. ...Read more

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Took 2 hpt as directed on here both neg. Missed period for march. So what could have caused the light pink/brown spotting? X3dys & occ spot of bld now?

Took 2 hpt as directed on here both neg. Missed period for march. So what could have caused the light pink/brown spotting? X3dys & occ spot of bld now?

Time to get to Doc!: I think it is time to get in to be seen by your trusted medical advisor or a gynecologist. There is not much more we can do on this simple app. If you are not pregnant and having these symptoms it is time for a real examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got brown spotting for two days and then pinkish on and off for four days I have irregular period and this has been never happened before I don't know what is going on, I took oral contraceptive pills to regulate my period June last year?

I got brown spotting for two days and then pinkish on and off for four days I have irregular period and this has been never happened before I don't know what is going on, I took oral contraceptive pills to regulate my period June last year?

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

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My period came 5 days early, started off brown spotting and then the next day it was pink and then hours later passing golf ball sized blood clots?

My period came 5 days early, started off brown spotting and then the next day it was pink and then hours later passing golf ball sized blood clots?

Unclear question: Passing clots is generally an indication of excessive blood loss. If you pass clots regularly, you should take oral iron and multivitamin supplement to prevent anemia. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Does having brown blood at the beginning count as a start of the period I'm ttc and I've been having light red with brown spotting on and off?

Does having brown blood at the beginning count as a start of the period I'm ttc and I've been having light red with brown spotting on and off?

Yes: Blood of any color or consistency, coming out of the vagina, near the time of an expected menstrual period, is counted as the start of the menstrual period. Of course, sometimes it is discovered later that there is some other cause for the spotting or bleeding, but in general, we just call it the start of the period. ...Read more

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Had sex 10 days b4 my period now 4 days to go am spotting on and off and it's very thick dark brown spotting.?

Had sex 10 days b4 my period now 4 days to go am spotting on and off and it's very thick dark brown spotting.?

Early period: It sounds like you are having an early period. It also sounds like you may be concerned that you may be pregnant. If so check a home pregnancy test to reassure yourself. ...Read more

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Hi dr. I'm ttc, my period is due today. For three days I'm having dark brown spotting. -ve hpt. Is this implantation or preg? Tested too early?

Hi dr. I'm ttc, my period is due today. For three days I'm having dark brown spotting. -ve hpt. Is this implantation or preg? Tested too early?

Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life.: It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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ONLY brown spotting (lasted four days) a few days before period, I tested twice and both were neg, still no period. Could it be too early to test?

ONLY brown spotting (lasted four days) a few days before period, I tested twice and both were neg, still no period. Could it be too early to test?

Once your period: Is late - you can go ahead and use a home pregnancy test (first morning void is best). Repeat in a week if this was negative & you still don't have a period. Take care. ...Read more

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Baby is 4 mths old I stopped bf at 3 mths past two days I have had pinkish to brown spotting when I wipe I haven't had a period yet sexual active?

Baby is 4 mths old I stopped bf at 3 mths past two days I have had pinkish to brown spotting when I wipe I haven't had a period yet sexual active?

Cycles resuming: It sound like you are getting ready to have periods again. This could indicate ovulation or it could be early signs of your actual period starting. Use protection if you are sexually active since ovulation occurs BEFORE your periods reappear. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period until 4 weeks ago but it wasn't normal I have brown spotting about three times but after that it stopped. Is my (r)period comin?

I haven't had my period until 4 weeks ago but it wasn't normal I have brown spotting about three times but after that it stopped. Is my (r)period comin?

Schedule a visit: 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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Period should've ended Aug 12 (on time)—still intermittent brown spotting a week later. Off birth control 4 months. Best course of action?

Period should've ended Aug 12 (on time)—still intermittent brown spotting a week later. Off birth control 4 months. Best course of action?

Old blood/do nothing: This is old blood coming out of the vagina in drips and drabs and will eventually stop. Since you were on oral contraceptives you were used to the induced hormonal withdrawal bleeding that was a "period" which was short. An ovulatory menstrual cycle lasts 3 to 6 days normally because the endometrium is much thicker then the thin one of the pill. If this pattern continues x 3 months see a GYN MD. ...Read more

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On birth control just had a baby a little less than 6 months ago he's EBF. I'm having light brown spotting and not due for a period for 2 weeks.

On birth control just had a baby a little less than 6 months ago he's EBF. I'm having light brown spotting and not due for a period for 2 weeks.

Watch it: We all get a little abnormal bleeding from time to time. It is called bteah through bleed, and it can happen with or without birth control pills. I would still check for pregnancy, and have an exam by a doctor if it is more like brown discharge not clearing up for days. ...Read more

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Irregular period, last three months I've gotten it every month, this month im experiencing a brown spotting. I am sexually active & no symptoms?

Irregular period, last three months I've gotten it every month, this month im experiencing a brown spotting. I am sexually active & no symptoms?

Pregnant: Have you taken a pregnancy test? Assuming that you aren't, going on birth control pills will help regulate your cycles. ...Read more

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I've had light brown spotting for 5 days and dark brown spotting for 1 day period only due in 3 days what could cause this? No pains

I've had light brown spotting for 5 days and dark brown spotting for 1 day period only due in 3 days what could cause this? No pains

Irregular bleeding: Any woman of fertile age who has an irregular. Must consider the possibility that she is pregnant. A pregnancy test is necessary, perhaps a blood test. Other possibilities include anatomical issues with the uterus. I would have a pelvic ultrasound to look at the possibility of a fibroid or perhaps a polyp. And ovarian cyst that is functioning and making hormones can also cause this. ...Read more

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Hi my fiancé had her period on the 12th of January and it lasted 3 days as normal and then on the 7th, 24th&31st of January we had onprotected sex. On the 4th of February she had brown spotting in the 5th of febuary she had light pink spotting and then on

Hi my fiancé had her period on the 12th of January and it lasted 3 days as normal and then on the 7th, 24th&31st of January we had onprotected sex. On the 4th of February she had brown spotting in the 5th of febuary she had light pink spotting and then on

Pregnancy?: Your question ran out at the end, but I imagine you are wondering if she could be pregnant. Possibly. She should check a pregnancy test.
And please stop having unprotected sex until you wish to conceive. If she is trying to become pregnant, of course, then this is the way to go about it. ...Read more

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My period is late and I just have brown spotting. This never happened what's cause?

My period is late and I just have brown spotting. This never happened what's cause?

Pregnant?: If you're sexually active, the question of pregnancy comes to mind first. You should pursue an over-the-counter urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Just went off my period 2 days ago had brown spotting and now I have light color green or white with a smells to it?

Just went off my period 2 days ago had brown spotting and now I have light color green or white with a smells to it?

Possible infection: Blood in the vagina can cause changes in your ph balance and can sometimes be the cause of onset of mild infections. If the odor persists, please have it checked out. ...Read more

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What could cause light brown spotting throughout the day one week before my period is due, then nothing, if not implantation?

What could cause light brown spotting throughout the day one week before my period is due, then nothing, if not implantation?

Irregular period: It could be an irregular period or spotting. It is not necessarily implantation bleeding, although that is a possibility. Time will tell. A pregnancy test if you miss your period could tell, also. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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Brown spotting from 1/13-1/24...Period light and only pink with little red since 1/24. No pain associated at all or cramps at all.

Brown spotting from 1/13-1/24...Period light and only pink with little red since 1/24. No pain associated at all or cramps at all.

Get..: First of all if you are sexually active get a pregnancy test. If negative then this could be related to a vaginal or pelvic infection. It would be necessary for you to see a gynecologist for exam and treatment as necessary. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...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