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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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I really only bleed for a couple of hours of the day than spot or nothing during this period. Irregular periods. Can this be normal? A concern?

I really only bleed for a couple of hours of the day than spot or nothing during this period. Irregular periods. Can this be normal? A concern?

Irregular periods: Could be normal if this is your regular periods but if it is something different and if it's recurring, u should see a gynecologist. Pregnancy has to be considered if sexually active. ...Read more

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I've got depoprovera 2weeks ago & got my period 2 days after, started only couple spots per day for one week, I still have it but a bit more is normal?

I've got depoprovera 2weeks ago & got my period 2 days after, started only couple spots per day for one week, I still have it but a bit more is normal?

Not unusual...: ...With depot provera (medroxyprogesterone). Follow your doctor's instructions with regards to back up contraception if this is your first dose or your had lapsed from a previous dose. ...Read more

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Is it normal to go two days without period sn start to spot?

Is it normal to go two days without period sn start to spot?

Irregular menstrual: Cycle could be mild or severe. It is often hard to know without more info. It is likely better for your friend or family to discuss in detail with her OB. ...Read more

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Is it normal to to have your period in spot for 3 days?

Is it normal to to have your period in spot for 3 days?

Perhaps...: Periods vary greatly. Your doctor will determine if you need some blood work to check for hormonal problems. If this is your typical pattern and if your periods are regular, it may be normal for you. However if this period is different than your typical periods, I would advise a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it normal to spot brownish four days after period ends?

Is it normal to spot brownish four days after period ends?

Yes: Some women have brownish discharge after menses. This is usually old blood. This can often be prevoked by intercourse. ...Read more

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I am getting a 2days period and spot the rest of days, is it normal?

It can be: If this is your consistent pattern than that is what your body does monthly and it is normal for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you brown spot three days before you actual period? Day 2 and day 21 blood results normal

What does it mean if you brown spot three days before you actual period? Day 2 and day 21 blood results normal

Usually normal: Spotting prior to menstrual flow is not uncommon. The brown color only means that the blood clotted prior to being seen. If you are still concerned see your gyn. ...Read more

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I had a normal 5 day period then 10 days later I began to spot and lightly bleed foranother 5 days it was light is this normal?

I had a normal 5 day period then 10 days later I began to spot and lightly bleed foranother 5 days it was light is this normal?

Not normal: If your period is being inconsistent it can be because of several factors. It could be because you have a hormone imbalance, or you are pregnant and may not know it. ...Read more

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I normally have a 32 day cycle. On day 16 of cycle I started to spot and on day 17 it turned into a period. Why am I having a period 12 days later again?

I normally have a 32 day cycle. On day 16 of cycle I started to spot and on day 17 it turned into a period. Why am I having a period 12 days later again?

Depends: Infection, and contraception could be causing your symptoms. See your doctor for Eva.

Infections and any contraception your on could cause these symptoms. See your doctor for evaluation.





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I always spot for 3 or 4 days before my period starts. Is this normal and what could cause this?

I always spot for 3 or 4 days before my period starts. Is this normal and what could cause this?

Common problem: 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 usually spot for two days then my period lasts a week. So that's a total 9 days. Is that normal?

I usually spot for two days then my period lasts a week. So that's a total 9 days. Is that normal?

Premenstrual spottin: Yes, it is completely normal to spot prior to your period. If you spot between your periods, this could be ovulatory spotting or a uterine polyp. ...Read more

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Wondering if its normal to spot 12 days before period? Usually when I spot my period comes on the same or next day. I'm kinda worried.

Wondering if its normal to spot 12 days before period? Usually when I spot my period comes on the same or next day. I'm kinda worried.

Spotting between: Periods can occur due to a number of different factors. If you have had unprotected sex then pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) could be the cause, and you should be tested for these. Changing birth control methods can also result in breakthrough bleeding. It can also occur for no apparent reason, but if this is very unusual for you, you should be checked out, rather than worry. ...Read more

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I had labroscopic and dnc march 22nd is it normal my period is 5 days late. Was due april 14th. Last period was march 17th. I did spot a few days afte?

I had labroscopic and dnc march 22nd is it normal my period is 5 days late. Was due april 14th. Last period was march 17th. I did spot a few days afte?

"Dusting & cleaning": A D & C actually stands for dilation and curettage. Your MD scraped the lining of the womb (endometrium) with the curettage down to a low level, so it is not surprising the period is "late' as it had to regrow after the procedure to provide a period now. ...Read more

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After being on your period for a full 7 days is it normal to spot after? I've recently had an abortion in december at 13 weeks along

After being on your period for a full 7 days is it normal to spot after? I've recently had an abortion in december at 13 weeks along

Spotting: Not all bleeding is a period, so while that was probably your period, it may have been just vaginal bleeding. If you have prolonged spotting, especially if cramping also, you need to see your provider to make sure there is no retained pregnancy tissue. A termination after 12 weeks is more associated with retained products of conception. A pelvic ultrasound is probably warranted. ...Read more

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TTC. After D/C of mc, my periods are on time like before. Just 3-4 days before my actual period date, I spot brownish blood. Is it normal?

TTC. After D/C of mc, my periods are on time like before. Just 3-4 days before my actual period date, I spot brownish blood. Is it normal?

Normal: I think this might be your "new normal" for now. If they are on time and you have normal flow during your actual period, I don't see anything dangerous about a few days of brownish spotting. Brown signifies it's been sitting around a little while. ...Read more

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Every month I have my period and I bleed really heavy for days 2&3, lasting 4 days normally but I spot for up to 9/10 days still afterwards, why?

Every month I have my period and I bleed really heavy for days 2&3, lasting 4 days normally but I spot for up to 9/10 days still afterwards, why?

Irergular 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Light spotting Sunday - (on and off on Tuesday)period is not due for 2 more days. Could this be stressed related? Or is it normal to spot before flow?

Light spotting Sunday - (on and off on Tuesday)period is not due for 2 more days. Could this be stressed related? Or is it normal to spot before flow?

Could be either: Stress can cause premenstrual spotting as well as normal physiologic processes for menstrual endometrial breakdown. In patients, who have fibroids this can also be a sign that they are present. ...Read more

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I had 2 polyps removed 2 weeks ago. I started to spot bleed a couple of days ago. I'm almost 55, and have not had a period for over 5 years. Is this n?

I had 2 polyps removed 2 weeks ago. I started to spot bleed a couple of days ago. I'm almost 55, and have not had a period for over 5 years. Is this n?

Polyps where?: If the polyps came from the cervix or uterus, then if the pathology was benign your doctor will probably just wait a little while to make sure the bleeding stops and does not return. If the polyps came from elsewhere (such as colon or nasal polyps) then the bleeding is not related and you need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm 37 and have always had normal periods on 10/5-10/9 I had a normal period then on 10/31 I started to spot for 5 days went did a hpt it was neg.?

Sounds normal: Most women have a period every 21-35 days. If your previous period was 10.5 and the next 10.31 you ate we'll within the normal range being 26 days apart. ...Read more

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I'm spotting brown 5 days before my period is due. Is it normal. I never spot before my period.

I'm spotting brown 5 days before my period is due. Is it normal. I never spot before my period.

Yes: Normal. This may be old menstrual blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous due to hormonal fluctuations in your cycle. This is quite common. Just monitor your cycles and if it persisits- see your GYN. ...Read more

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I had a pap smear done 2 days ago and on day 21 of my cycle. Is it normal to spot 2 days later or is it my next period?

I had a pap smear done 2 days ago and on day 21 of my cycle. Is it normal to spot 2 days later or is it my next period?

Your GYN: Should have told you that you can have some spotting after a pap, if it persisit have them recheck you a pap would not normally make your period come earlier and make sure your pap was normal. ...Read more

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I’ve had 2bleeds in 1 month. Normal period came on 9thoctober, then started bleeding mid cycle nothing heavy but lasted 6ish days then still spot now?

I’ve had 2bleeds in 1 month. Normal period came on 9thoctober, then started bleeding mid cycle nothing heavy but lasted 6ish days then still spot now?

Irregular: This is not uncommon. If this is a one time thing, likely stress. Do you have other symptoms, discharge, cramps etc- infection? Endocrine and mass issue possible. Check with your provider if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Skipped period (7 days late) I have only had one red-brown spot size of pen mark one day. I have slight cramping. Negative test, normal cycle usually?

Skipped period (7 days late) I have only had one red-brown spot size of pen mark one day. I have slight cramping. Negative test, normal cycle usually?

Wait and see: Late or missed periods are common and can be caused by things such as stress, sleep changes, exercise/diet changes, other medical issues, and of course pregnancy. Wait another week and see if your period starts, and if not test again. If still negative, wait and see if you get your next period when you should. See doctor if cycle continues to be irregular. ...Read more

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Period finally came on today spot Clomid (clomiphene) 5-9 progesterone level low 3.6 period 5 days late is it normal to come on now?

Period finally came on today spot Clomid (clomiphene) 5-9 progesterone level low 3.6 period 5 days late is it normal to come on now?

Clomid (clomiphene): It is common for ovulation to occur later than usual in a climid cycle, which will then lead to a later than expected period (if pregnancy test is negative). ...Read more