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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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Normal PMS 3/5Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding for 5 days started 3/31dark brown 2 light pink last dayNormal PMS 4/28 pink spotting after sex 5/16 bloated?

Irregular bleeding is  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 came 25 /12/15 four days late started spotting pink after sex with bf today 04/01/16. Need answers?

Period came 25 /12/15 four days late started spotting pink after sex with bf today 04/01/16. Need answers?

Spotting and lat: Hi Phillise,
Do you use birth control? If not, you may want to do a pregnancy test. If you do, I would give it another week and then call your doctor if you still don't have a period. ...Read more

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After sex with husband I'm spotting. It started no pain, light pink. Now it's day 4 and it's brownish red, pain left side, been off period 2 weeks now?

After sex with husband I'm spotting. It started no pain, light pink. Now it's day 4 and it's brownish red, pain left side, been off period 2 weeks now?

GYN: See your gyn for a pelvic exam. You should not bleed after sexual intercourse. I suggest abstaining until examined by gyn. Consider if you had adequate lubrication or if bleeding was related to position. ...Read more

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Having on and off light pink spotting only when I wipe. Problem 2 days, period 2 weeks ago. Having unprotected sex. Noticed it after sex. Never happen?

Having on and off light pink spotting only when I wipe. Problem 2 days, period 2 weeks ago. Having unprotected sex. Noticed it after sex. Never happen?

Urine abnormality: Assuming this is from urinating and NOT after a bowel movement. If any pain when urinating, urgency (can't hold your urine) or frequency (having to urinate more often than usual consider going to and urgent care center to check you out today. You many need a pelvic exam and a urine test. Please follow up with your primary care provider this week unless you feel this is an urgent matter ...Read more

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Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, after sex lately I spot, dark brown mucus-like spotting yesterday, today it was red but went away. When I wipe its faint pink. Why?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, after sex lately I spot, dark brown mucus-like spotting yesterday, today it was red but went away. When I wipe its faint pink. Why?

Likely normal: Irregular spotting with depo-provera is a common side effect, but bleeding after sex can also be a sign of other problems, including cervical cancer. See your doctor to make sure and make sure to get regular pelvic exams and pap smears. ...Read more

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Spotting after sex?

Spotting after sex?

Occasionally normal: This can be normal but if it persists past 2 weeks, you should see your doc or gyn to ensure a normal cervix (no dysplasia or abnormal cells) & to get screened for infections, polyps, or lesions. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause spotting after sex?

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What can cause spotting after sex?

Many possibilities: Sources of bleeding can be from the vagina, the cervix, or the uterus. Sometimes, it can even be from the opening from which you urinate, or the anus. Have an exam by your doctor. Normal changes on the cervix can often lead to bleeding during or after sex, but infection can also cause this. Schedule an appointment soon. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long would spotting last after sex?

How long would spotting last after sex?

Unless this is your: First time having sex, women should not regularly bleed during or after sex. Please see your gynecologist if this is the case. ...Read more

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Is spotting after sex normal for everyone?

Is spotting after sex normal for everyone?

No: It can be normal but also can be a sign of infection or cervical irritation. If this is a regular occurrence or if there are other symptoms you should be checked. ...Read more

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Spotting three weeks after sex, is this normal?

Spotting three weeks after sex, is this normal?

Not sure I: Understand. But, if you have been experiencing spotting over a three week period since vaginal intercourse - this is not normal and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What if I am spotting after sex no & have never had this before?

Get this checked: Light bleeding after sex may mean a problem, or may be ok, if you have external gland cells on the cervix or some other type of irritation of these areas.
Not to alarm you, but this can also be a sign of trouble, like abnormal cells (even precancer) on the cervix, or a std.
Bottom line, if this is a new thing, see your gyno and get some tests.. ...Read more

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Spotting just a little after sex bad?? Am so confuse it was almost nothing but is pretty scary

Spotting just a little after sex bad?? Am so confuse it was almost nothing but is pretty scary

Not at all....: You should not be at 24.....confused about it. Sometimes little spotting expected after vigorous sexual activity. The possibility of infection related inflammation is there...... ...Read more

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Spotting for 3 days after sex?

Blood and Sex: This usually represents trauma or infection of the cervix. I would advise a gynecology visit. ...Read more

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Why did I get cramps and spotting after sex?

Why did I get cramps and spotting after sex?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo-provera can affect menstrual bleeding. After a year of use, 55% of women experience amenorrhoea; after 2 years, the rate rises to 68%. In the first months of use "irregular or unpredictable bleeding or spotting, or rarely, heavy or continuous bleeding" was reported. If this does not apply to you, check with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting and cramping after sex?

Is it normal to have spotting and cramping after sex?

Sometimes: Occasionally after sex you can have bleeding. It could come from the cervix from penetration. Also you could have a small vaginal or vulvar tear. ...Read more

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Can a cyst causing spotting after sex?

Can a cyst causing spotting after sex?

Not likely: An ovarian cyst would not be a reason for vaginal spotting after intercourse. The spotting may not be a sign of any medical problem, but it might be related to a vaginal infection or even cervical dysplasia (pre-cancer changes). It's worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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What could cause spotting after sex? It's only started since my IUD has been removed.

What could cause spotting after sex? It's only started since my IUD has been removed.

Many things...: Such as Inflammatory conditions of the cervix/uterus/vagina, infections, endometritis, fibroids, cervical dysplasia. Best to get your "post coital bleeding/spotting" evaluated by the GYN to assess your cause. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Been spotting for 2 days after sex. Had precancerous cells removed 10 years ago. Could this be related?

Been spotting for 2 days after sex. Had precancerous cells removed 10 years ago. Could this be related?

Cervicitis?: Bleeding after sex often means a problem with the cervix, including cancer or pre-cancer, but unlikely if recent paps OK. Cervicitis, including gonorrhea or chlamydia, but only if at risk for STDs and both rare at your age (34); or non-STD cervicitis. Other uterine problems are possible. Any unexplained vaginal bleeding needs medical evaluation, so see your doctor (preferably gyn). Good luck! ...Read more

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After sex at times I notice spotting. It seems to only happen when there is no foreplay & im penetrated w/o engaging. Could something be wrong?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is 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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On daysee for 3 months first time on bc spotting/craping after sex sometimes n don't get as wet as I used too, find hard sex painful, will this stop?

On daysee for 3 months first time on bc spotting/craping after sex sometimes n don't get as wet as I used too, find hard sex painful, will this stop?

Other options: Breakthrough bleeding is common on birth control pills Vaginal dryness can be addressed with lubricant. Intercourse pain is a very complex topic and should be addressed one on one. If you are not happy with birth control pills there are many other options ...Read more

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My pee smells like vomit and I am spotting after sex?

My pee smells like vomit and I am spotting after sex?

See Dr for exam: May be due to an infection (both issues), so should see your dr / gyn or urgent care for exam and testing. ...Read more

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I am spotting blood after sex once I orgasm I am terrified on it.

I am spotting blood after sex once I orgasm I am terrified on it.

Need evaluation: Do not be too concerned, because small amounts of spotting from the surface of the cervix is common with intercourse. That being said, I think that you should see an ob/gyn and have an exam and ultrasound to look for cervical disease and possible uterine polyps. ...Read more