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Spotting and light bleeding after missed period?

Spotting and light bleeding after missed period?

Pregnancy possible: Pregnancy should be ruled out. Otherwise it likely means a cycle where you did not ovulate. This can happen near menopause or in women with endocrinologic reasons to not ovulate (e.g. Pcos, hypothyroid, etc). Your menses can be regulated with hormones if you desire. ...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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8 days until period due, heavy brown discharge and light coloured light bleeding with cramps, period or implantation bleeding?

8 days until period due, heavy brown discharge and light coloured light bleeding with cramps, period or implantation bleeding?

Need blood HCG ....: Need blood HCG to detect pregnancy, but in a week a urine test will do. Early bleeding might represent an abnormal ovulation (luteal phase defect). As always severe symptoms should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Period 11 days early? Had unprotected sex around o. Bleeding was light then heavy light then heavy and light again. Implantation bleeding?

Period 11 days early? Had unprotected sex around o.  Bleeding was light then heavy light then heavy and light again.  Implantation bleeding?

Can't say: It's impossible to say what this is, as it can be so many different things. Be sure to have a sensitive pregnancy test done if you think you may be pregnant and/or late for a period. ...Read more

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Light bleeding 5 days before period period came on time mildly heavy?

Light bleeding 5 days before period period came
on time mildly heavy?

One-time episode?: A doctor can check to see if there is any worrisome medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their periods or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. Of course, routine pap smear cancer screenings and pelvic exams should not be missed. ...Read more

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Late peroid 6days, then started bleeding light no cramps on pain?

Late peroid 6days, then started bleeding light no cramps on pain?

Check pregnancy test: First, be sure you are not pregnant. If not, this may be an atypical period for you,something that happens as you age. ...Read more

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2months of unprotected sex 9 days late on period started bleeding today is it implantation bleeding?

It might be: It might be, it also can be a late period or a miscarriage, your best bet is to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Residual shedding: Shedding of the endometrial lining is basically what happens during one's period. The menstrual cycle is sensitive to many things (weight changes, stress, medications, etc...). Depending on age, menopausal status and other factors, this may need to be evaluated asap. Keep a strict menstrual diary and follow up with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I have regular cycle but was 4 days late on period, light red bleeding today that got heavier and turned dark brown. implantation bleeding or period?

I have regular cycle but was 4 days late on period, light red bleeding today that got heavier and turned dark brown. implantation bleeding or period?

Can't say.: Check a pregnancy test and follow the directions on the packet exactly. Repeat in a week. If negative, you a probably not pregnant. If the irregular pattern of your periods continues with the next period, see your doctor and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding very light color on my underwear?

Implantation bleeding very light color on my underwear?

Could be: It depnds on how far along you are. If you're worried, an appointment with your obstetrician will confirm that your pregnancy is okay ...Read more

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Unprotected sex day after period. Brown spotting day b4 period. Red bleeding only on tampon next 2 days. Brown spotting the following 2 days. Period?

Unprotected sex day after period. Brown spotting day b4 period. Red bleeding only on tampon next 2 days. Brown spotting the following 2 days. Period?

Can't be sure: If that was truly your period, then unprotected sex the day after the period would not likely result in a pregnancy. If, however, your periods are irregular then it's very difficult to say if that was your period, in which case I would definitely suggest a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Late period light cramping light bleeding when i wipe what is this? Period or start of pregnancy.

Late period light cramping light bleeding when i wipe what is this? Period or start of pregnancy.

Check a test : It is not uncommon for someone to have an irregular period occasionally. This usually self corrects over the next few cycles. If you continue to be irregular or continue to have excessive bleeding schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss options for cycle control. Lots of birth control options can regulate your cycle. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Two days late on my period pinkish spotting very light cramps some nausea and light head?

Two days late on my period pinkish spotting very light cramps some nausea and light head?

Probably fine: You are probably okay and are just getting ready to start your period. You can do a pregnancy test to be sure. Make sure you are drinking enough fluids and eating healthy. ...Read more

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Period due on 19 april. Spotting and light period on 22nd onward. Hpt negative. Had protected sex on 1&16 april. Implantation bleeding or period?

Period due on 19 april. Spotting and light period on 22nd onward. Hpt negative. Had protected sex on 1&16 april. Implantation bleeding or period?

Implantation bleed: 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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Started period two days late on the 35th day light bleeding then not a usual period no smell no cramps still bleeding heavier redish brown help?

Started period two days late on the 35th day light bleeding then not a usual period no smell no cramps still bleeding heavier redish brown help?

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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Two days light bleeding when period was due trying to fall pregnant negative test what to do?

Two days light bleeding when period was due trying to fall pregnant negative test what to do?

Repeat the test: If you are trying to get pregnant and your period is late or abnormal and the pregnancy test is negative, it could be because you did the test too early so repeat the test 3-5 days later. If it is still negative this could just be the normal variation from cycle to cycle. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Very light bleeding on period and i'm not pregnant. I usually bleed a lot so this seems abnormal. What could it be?

Many causes: A lighter than usual period may result from physical or emotional stress, or an abrupt and significant increase in exercise or a dietary change. Although you are young for this one, you might be entering perimenopause, although this is premature to judge based on 1 period. May be a variant of normal, may indicate another endocrine problem - eg thyroid. Something to track and report to your doc. ...Read more

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My period came two weeks early. 3 days of spotting followed by an addtl 6 of light bleeding. My period has never been this long. Could i be pregnant?

My period came two weeks early. 3 days of spotting followed by an addtl 6 of light bleeding. My period has never been this long. Could i be pregnant?

Take a test: Urine pregnancy test that you get at the drugstore are very safe and accurate. It doesn't sound like it, it sounds like you are having some irregular bleeding, but if you had unprotected intercourse, it's best to check and be sure. If you're not pregnant, the period is likely long due to fluctuations in your hormone levels. If it bothers you, you can always talk to doc about rx for birth control. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex then I used postinor 2 some hours later, just the first dose, then I experienced light bleeding. My period is due in two days. W?

I had unprotected sex then I used postinor 2 some hours later, just the first dose, then I experienced light bleeding. My period is due in two days. W?

About Postinor 2 ...: Emergency contraceptive pills can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which the emergency contraceptive pills were taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time, but not all the time. ...Read more

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I ovulated between February 11-14 and on feb 24th I started having some light bleeding. My period is always very regular(28day cycle). This does not seem like a normal period as the beginning is usually very uncomfortable and heavy for the first couple o

I ovulated between February 11-14 and on feb 24th I started having some light bleeding. My period is always very regular(28day cycle). This  does not seem like a normal period as the beginning is usually very uncomfortable and heavy for the first couple o

Normal variation: In a 28 day cycle, you should ovulate 14 days after your prior cycle and 14 days before your next cycle but their is some normal variation in cycles so this may be completely normal. If you are having unprotected intercourse and concerned about pregnancy, however, I would advise a pregnancy test and, if it is negative, repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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1/17 light bleeding. no period till 2/7. heavy bleeding for 8hrs and then super light bleeding until 2/11. Neg Blood and hpt Help?

1/17 light bleeding. no period till 2/7. heavy bleeding for 8hrs and then super light bleeding until 2/11. Neg Blood and hpt Help?

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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11dpo sept 18th and started light bleeding my period isn't due til the 22nd and I always come on time,can I be pregnant?had unprotectedSex 5&6Fertile

11dpo sept 18th and started light bleeding my period isn't due til the 22nd and I always come on time,can I be pregnant?had unprotectedSex 5&6Fertile

Maybe: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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36 obese Never had issues w period til now. Very light bleeding 5days. period started 2day like last mth. Very light & watery like egg white w blood.

36 obese Never had issues w period til now. Very light bleeding 5days. period started 2day like last mth. Very light & watery like egg white w blood.

Could be: could be pelvic infection STD pregnancy even ectopic pregnancy.these type symptoms should be evaluated by OB/GYN physician or family doctor that does OB/GYN if they get worse go to the emergency room ...Read more

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What is the cause for light bleeding then period like bleeding 12 days before due period? Stomach aches increase hunger lower back pains

What is the cause for light bleeding then period like bleeding 12 days before due period? Stomach aches increase hunger lower back pains

Possible ovulation : Some women during ovulation rupture the ovarian cyst and this can cause small bleeding in the middle of the cycle - day 12-16 from day one of your last period. ...Read more

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Veins on breast but pregnant test all said negative at 17 weeks. What is this ? Not gaining weight and light bleeding on period days ?

Veins on breast but pregnant test all said negative at 17 weeks. What is this ? Not gaining weight and light bleeding on period days ?

Breast veins: This may just be the result of hormonal changes or thinning of the skin on the breast, which makes the veins more prominent. Seek an opinion from your gynecologist or primary care physician, but likely not anything seriousl ...Read more

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Light bleeding today & period isn't due for 5-6 days. Is this caused by taking antibiotics & BC pills at the same time?

Light bleeding today & period isn't due for 5-6 days. Is this caused by taking antibiotics & BC pills at the same time?

Menses irregular: This can be due to many different causes, but if you have had an infection requiring antibiotics it may have been due to that. Mild irregularities in your period may also occur with BCPs. If it recurs with regularity you may want to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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1stday- browndschrge;more than spotting 2nd- brown/red dschrge;big red blood clots discharge 3rd- light bleeding/light period 4th- light period/bleed?

1stday- browndschrge;more than spotting
2nd- brown/red dschrge;big red blood clots discharge
3rd- light bleeding/light period
4th- light period/bleed?

Unclear question: What you described is consistent with a normal period and you are not pregnant.
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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Im having odorless whitish discharge a lot..Should I worry.It does itch sometimes but not all the time.Before, I have light bleeding instead of period.?

Im having odorless whitish discharge a lot..Should I worry.It does itch sometimes but not all the time.Before, I have light bleeding instead of period.?

Shouldn't worry: Your vaginal discharge can change from time to time. See your doctor for an evaluation to rule out any infection. Typically infections will either have a foul odor, be profuse, or itch fairly intensely. ...Read more

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Why am I having very light bleeding before my period is due?

Why am I having very light bleeding before my period is due?

Schedule follow up: 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 am having light bleeding after my period. It began monday march 17, and is still going. I normally get it for 4-5 days. Can you help?

I am having light bleeding after my period.  It began monday march 17, and is still going. I normally get it for 4-5 days.  Can you help?

See doctor: This can be normal if your cycles are starting to change. I would suggest seeing your doctor to discuss this further. ...Read more

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I took plan B and for 2 weeks had light bleeding before expected period. No period that month though, just the light bleeding. Should I be concerned?

I took plan B and for 2 weeks had light bleeding before expected period. No period that month though, just the light bleeding. Should I be concerned?

Pregnancy test: Since plan B isn't 100% effective especially if taken after 24 hours from intercourse, I would start by checking a pregnancy test. Plan B may cause some irregular bleeding for a cycle or so, but the most likely cause is you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Light bleeding 14days before period. Period lasted 5days, very hungry with it. 5 days after period finished, light bleeding when wiping started again?

Light bleeding 14days before period. Period lasted 5days, very hungry with it. 5 days after period finished, light bleeding when wiping started again?

Bleeding: This is a condition called dysfunctional uterine bleeding - meaning menstrual bleeding outside of typical levels. You need to see your gyn or primary physician to check on causes. You may need an ultrasound to see if there are any abnormalities and have your hormone levels checked. ...Read more

Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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