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Can a STD cause you to have pink spotting instead of period?

Can a STD cause you to have pink spotting instead of period?

Yes: An std can make your cervix bleed. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...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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Pink spotting and cramps instead of my period, what could be causing this?

Pink spotting and cramps instead of my period, what could be causing this?

Spotting & cramps: Pregnancy would be the most obvious cause. If not then check with the base gyn. ...Read more

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Spotting pink and brown 5 days before period what does it mean?

Spotting pink and brown 5 days before period what does it mean?

I'm not sure: There are a lot of possible reasons: just an early period, a pregnancy from the last cycle with some spotting as the fetus implants in the uterus lining, an old tampon that wasn't removed, an infection, the start of a miscarriage from the last cycle, something related to birth control pills, etc it depends on the age and history of the woman. If there are unusual cramps or no period, see M.D. ...Read more

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Period is 3 days late now I'm spotting light pink. I only see it when I wipe. What is that?

Period is 3 days late now I'm spotting light pink. I only see it when I wipe. What is that?

Since it only: Happens when you wipe it could be irritation and open skin. Or you could take a pregnancy test if you think that;s a possibility. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a 3day period then nothing for 2days. Then today I had pink spotting. Is this normal?

Hi, I had a 3day period then nothing for 2days. Then today I had pink spotting. Is this normal?

Bleeding with period: It may be normal for some women to have irregular spotting with your cycle. This may also be influenced by your weight, how active you are, other medications you are taking, and whether you are taking birth control pills. I would track your next cycles to see if it continues and see your doctor if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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Period fnshed 15 dys ago. I hd pink spotting whn I wiped& brown in pants 4 two dys a cple of days ago& nw pink has restarted. What could it be?

Period fnshed 15 dys ago. I hd pink spotting whn I wiped& brown in pants 4 two dys a cple of days ago& nw pink has restarted. What could it be?

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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There's brown spotting instead of regular period with light pink spotting 5 days later. Is this okay?

May be some: Hormonal imbalances. Brown spotting is likely old, deoxygenated blood bleeding cleaned from the uterus. Pink spotting may be small amt of blood mixed with vaginal secretions. If this regulates back wouldn't worry about it. If irregular pattern persists seek medical eval. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello, I was expecting to get my period today, instead I only have light pink spotting when I wipe. My period usually starts of pretty heavy, so this?

Hello, I was expecting to get my period today, instead I only have light pink spotting when I wipe. My period usually starts of pretty heavy, so this?

Many things: Dysmenorrhea. This can be due to many things, from hormonal imbalance, to structural issues such as fibroids. I would need to know more symptoms to help you on line. Do you have a history of this? Any pain? Do you have a history of gynecologic issues? How old are you? Then we get into things like hot flashes, emotional issues. ...Read more

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I have a question, I was supposed to start my period on Friday June 5th, but instead of having a full blown period (like I always do) I've had light pink spotting which doesn't happen.

Delayed or missed: Period. Take a pregnanyc test. If it is negative you probably have a delayed or a missed period. Repeat the test a week later. If it is still negative then you did not ovulate. Most common cause is stress. ...Read more

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Feverish light pink spotting, is this my period?

May not be: If you are experiencing spotting and fever, it may be your period if this is the normal time for you to have a period. However if this is not the normal time of your period it is possible this is due to an infection in the uterus or cervix. You will need to see a doctor to tell if you have an infection. ...Read more

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Pink spotting 2 days before period, why?

Pink spotting 2 days before period, why?

Early period: As a woman ages menstrual timing changes. This is normal. ...Read more

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Light pink spotting after period? What's this?

Bleeding between: Periods at your age could be due to infection or trauma to the cervix or vagina or it could be due to hormonal problems. See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Spotting light pink/brown 8 days after last period ended?

Spotting light pink/brown 8 days after last period ended?

Needs to be checked: You have continued to have spotting after the period ended for eight days, if you are still spotting you should have it checked by your gynecologist
stress, busy and hectic lifestyle, it may be old blood which may be brown, infections can cause it too, deeper penetration during sex, polyps of uterus or cervix and irregular periods are the causes. It may be nothing serious but have it checked. ...Read more

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Can u have light pink spotting a week before your period?

Can u have light pink spotting a week before your period?

Yes.: Light spotting a week before your period could be implantation bleeding or might suggest that you're not ovulating. If you miss a period, get a pregnancy test. If it's negative, you may not have ovulated this month. ...Read more

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Light pink spotting for 3 days, 1 week before period what could this be?

Light pink spotting for 3 days, 1 week before period what could this be?

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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What causes a short light period? Then pink spotting through out the month

PERIOD QUESTION: Menstrual irregularities are fairly common in women in their 20s. If this has never happened before, but does not reoccur with your next cycle, it is certainly something you may bring up at your next scheduled gynecology visit. However if this recurs or the symptoms change or worsen in any worriesome way, then schedule an appointment with the gynecologist sooner ...Read more

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Its 15 days since the start of last period, it lasted usual 5/6 days, wiped last night and pink spotting and again this morning? What is it?

Its 15 days since the start of last period, it lasted usual 5/6 days, wiped last night and pink spotting and again this morning? What is it?

Mid-cycle spotting: At age 33, the drop in estrogen at the pre-ovulation time (a day or two prior to ovulation) is enough to cause slight bleeding, just like the bleeding seen at the onset of a "period". This is not abnormal, and may not occur every month, but from 33 on until menopause, many women have this accompanied by some "pre-menstrual " hormonal symptoms, and occasional spotting as you describe. ...Read more

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Period 7d late, pink spotting on day it was due, very light, lasted 2d, neg home preg test on 11/23/14. Could I still be preg? No other sxs

Late period: Possible.. Blood HCG is more accurate. Go to urgent care and get quantitative blood HCG. Also consider irregularity as nearing menopause. Follow up with ob they may do a sonogram to check for pregnancy and other ovarian/ uterine issues ...Read more

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I have had a period for 8 days is that normal? It was moderate for the first 3 days then turned to spotting brown and pink for the last 5 days

I have had a period for 8 days is that normal? It was moderate for the first 3 days then turned to spotting brown and pink for the last 5 days

It can be considered: Normal, especially if it is just once in a while. Most periods last from 3-5 days, but anywhere from 2-7 days is considered normal. If it's another day from time to time, that's not a problem. The type of spotting you describe is very common as the menstrual flow lessens. If you have other changes with your cycle...shortened or lengthened cycle, breakthrough or prolonged bleeding, see your Doctor ...Read more

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I haven't had a period for a month I'm 17 days late I'm having light pink spotting it came and went away now its sticking around what's going on?

Pregnant?: You may be pregnant- get a blood pregnancy test now- if you are not, start keeping a menstrual calendar. If you recently started you menses, this all may be normal. ...Read more

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I had my full period almost 2 weeks ago and now I am spotting light pink my periods have never ever been early always late what's wrong not on hbc

I had my full period almost 2 weeks ago and now I am spotting light pink my periods have never ever been early always late what's wrong not on hbc

Hormonal: Sounds like a hormonal glitch but also consider pregnancy if that's a possibility. In pregnancy, the spotting could be implantation or a early pregnancy problem. ...Read more

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I am 53 yrs. Old, no full period in 1-1/2 yrs., but every few months I get several days of spotting (brown, pink, or red). Concerned, seeking advice.

I am 53 yrs. Old, no full period in 1-1/2 yrs., but every few months I get several days of spotting (brown, pink, or red). Concerned, seeking advice.

Endometrial Biopsy: Bleeding like this, after you have entered menopause, can be a subtle sign of endometrial cancer. You need to see an Ob/Gyn and get an endometrial biopsy and/or ultrasound. Most of the time these are negative and there is some other cause but when cancer is on the list of possible causes its important to take it seriously. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have been having a very light pink period for two days now This does not look like my regular period. It looks as if I am spotting what should I do?

I have been having a very light pink period for two days now This does not look like my regular period. It looks as if I am spotting what should I do?

Depends: Are you trying to get pregnant? If you are sexually active and not using birth control, you need to see a Provider. If you are not sexually active, you may have a cyst. If it persists, see a Provider. ...Read more

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I was late on. My period, & now have light pink n brown colored for spotting?

I was late on. My period, & now have light pink n brown colored for spotting?

Uncertain: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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My period went off last week and I am having Light pink spotting what does this mean?

Light spotting: Is common and is just hormones and common at your age. If it does not straighten out in a cycle or two contact your doc as there are options for help if it is bothersome. ...Read more

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Can you have a period where you don't bleed or it looks very light or pink. Like spotting?

Any bleeding: Is considered a period, but it obviously may not be a normal period and if it is that light, u need to r/o preg or other conditions, so I rec u see a gyn for a workup. ...Read more

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Had my period already and now pink spotting 15 days before my next period. Curious about it?

Had my period already and now pink spotting 15 days before my next period. Curious about it?

Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. Wait and see what happens. ...Read more