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I am 4 days late, I had a very light spotting on days 7, 6, 5 days before my missed period i also am having cramps on my left lower side?

I am 4 days late, I had a very light spotting on days 7, 6, 5 days before my missed period i also am having cramps on my left lower side?

Could be pregnant: But could also be a cyst on your left ovary. If it's unusual for your periods to be late, then you should definitely take a pregnancy test. If negative, then see your doctor and request a pregnancy test and an ultrasound. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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I'm 43. Missed 2 periods. Negative home test. Had light spotting for a day a week b4 first missed period. Have had high prolactin lvls b4 but no sympt?

I'm 43. Missed 2 periods. Negative home test. Had light spotting for a day a week b4 first missed period. Have had high prolactin lvls b4 but no sympt?

Breast milk?: Hi. The elevated prolactin (PRL) is suspect. Why did someone test your PRL in the past? Amenorrhea, galactorrhea syndrome? If your PRL was high WITHOUT amenorrhea/galactorrhea, it may be a benign inconsequential condition called macroprolactinemia which causes no problems and needs no treatment (and CAN be tested for). After 2 missed periods, I have to trust the HPT that you're not pregnant. ...Read more

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Missed period 4/5, next period was due 4/30, missed that one, light spotting started 5/2 til today doesn't last all day negative test, what's wrong?

Missed period 4/5, next period was due 4/30, missed that one, light spotting started 5/2 til today doesn't last all day negative test, what's wrong?

Many possibilities: Most of which require additional testing such as the pregnancy test was wrong/too early, thyroid dysfunction, etc. Worthwhile to get checked out by an Ob/gyn ...Read more

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1+ month missed period. Occasional morning sickness very light spotting now recently bad belly button pain .?

1+ month missed period. Occasional morning sickness very light spotting now recently bad belly button pain .?

Pregnancy test: If you haven't already, I would check a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, I would make an appointment with a doctor to evaluate your bleeding and pain. You need to be evaluated for possible ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Missed period should I be concerned I have missed my period for the past month had sex last week and three days later had light spotting for twelve hours didn't even need a pad or tampon. I have now missed another period, should I be concerned with pregna

Missed period should I be concerned I have missed my period for the past month had sex last week and three days later had light spotting for twelve hours didn't even need a pad or tampon. I have now missed another period, should I be concerned with pregna

As : As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can always take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5 – 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period.

There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you have a positive pregnancy test or if you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give you doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Missed period this month. Last period was 9/19-9/23. Light spotting almost daily since 10/22. Not sexually active. Some random cramping all month?

Missed period this month. Last period was 9/19-9/23. Light spotting almost daily since 10/22. Not sexually active. Some random cramping all month?

Common complaint: 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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1st iui-spotting brownish after 5 days of my missed period, today urine pregnency test shows negative result is there any chance to get pregnent?

1st iui-spotting brownish after 5 days of my missed period, today urine pregnency test shows negative result is there any chance to get pregnent?

When was IUI: The pregnancy test should be done 2-3 weeks after your IUI or on the date your doctor instructed. If it has been 2-3 weeks since your IUI then the current test is likely reliable. Check with your fertility specialist to verify the date of your IUI and what day they wanted you to check a test ...Read more

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How long after brown spotting and missed period, should you take a pregnacy test?

First day: Most of the new pregnancy tests will be quite accurate on the first day of first missed period. But missed period and brown discharge would not nesseserily mean pregnancy and can be caused by infection. ...Read more

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Missed period and negative hpt but I had spotting 2 weeks ago?

Missed period and negative hpt but I had spotting 2 weeks ago?

Worried about preg?: Missed period, one negative hpt… recommend taking another quality HPT in one week. If still negative the consider follow-up with your physician for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Missed period in three days but I had use condoms and I've been spotting old blood?

Missed period in three days but I had use condoms and I've been spotting old blood?

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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Had my period Dec 19th. Sex on 27th. Three days spotting Jan 4th 2 light one heavier. Missed period yesterday.im confused!!!

Had my period Dec 19th. Sex on 27th. Three days spotting Jan 4th 2 light one heavier. Missed period yesterday.im confused!!!

Check: Periods do become less regular as menopause approaches and this may be the only reason but pregnancy is also a possibility so, if you have been having unprotected intercourse, check a pregnancy test and, if it is negative and your period still hasn't started, repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ovulated on 17th 4days after pink/brown spotting for 2days, missed period now wet white CM 23rd and feeling sick when should I test?

Ovulated on 17th 4days after pink/brown spotting for 2days, missed period now wet white CM 23rd and feeling sick when should I test?

Now: If you have had sex at all, I am assuming you are interested in knowing if you are pregnant. Get your test done now. Over the counter test kits are quite reliable ...Read more

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What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

What could cause brown spotting for a couple days followed by a missed period 2 weeks later. Took hpt when 1 and 2 weeks late both neg?

Get a blood test: The brown spotting you are describing sounds like implantation bleeding and the missed period 2 weeks later suggests pregnancy. A blood test is much more sensitive than a home pregnancy test. Get a blood test to find out if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Missed period w/dark brown spotting for 6 days last cycle. 1 day late this cycle. 8 Negative HPT since February 1. What could be wrong?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm on my second missed period n should have it now but I'm cramping & spotting and that's it. The spotting is like clear slime with blood. Help?

I'm on my second missed period n should have it now but I'm cramping & spotting and that's it. The spotting is like clear slime with blood. Help?

See a doctor!: Missed periods and "cramps" can mean a lot of things — but one of them is a serious, potentially life-threatening emergency known as an ectopic pregnancy, which could rupture. See a doctor right away! ...Read more

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Period is 1 week late & I have had 4 positive HPT. I have light brown spotting since my missed period. Could test be false positive due to spotting?

Period is 1 week late & I have had 4 positive HPT. I have light brown spotting since my missed period. Could test be false positive due to spotting?

You are pregnant: If you are 1 week late with your regular menses and you have had 4 positive pregnancy tests, you are pregnant. Since you are having some spotting, you should see your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Missed period (13 days late). Sex with protection. Fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday.brown spotting. Cramping.?

Missed period (13 days late). Sex with protection. Fasted during month of missed period. 3 neg tests last test yesterday.brown spotting. Cramping.?

Late period: You could be having a late period. Remember a normal cycle can be 21-45 days and last 2-7 days. If you think you are pregnant ask your doctor for a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have a paragard iud for almost 2 years.my last period was january 25,2016.I had pink spotting a week before my missed period and a week after?preg?

I have a paragard iud for almost 2 years.my last period was january 25,2016.I had pink spotting a week before my missed period and a week after?preg?

Possibly: Although the IUD is very effective in preventing pregnancy, a small chance exist. Take a pregnancy test to confirm. Pregnancy with an IUD can result in ectopic pregnancy, which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Used estradiol siphene and ycyst m tablets.spotting for 10 days around missd period and had periods 16 days aftr missed period.can I stop medication?

More Info: Please give name of medication you are taking with the right spelling so, I can understand. It looks like you are taking birth control pills. If you are taking it to just get your period then yes, you can stop it. If you are taking it for birth control, then No. ...Read more

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I'm scared I'm preg. Haven't missed period it's supposed to come tomorrow no spotting or anything. On birthcontrol take same time no ejaculation in me?

I'm scared I'm preg. Haven't missed period it's supposed to come tomorrow no spotting or anything. On birthcontrol take same time no ejaculation in me?

Why on takes BCP: There is no reason to be scared. The reason one goes on birth control is to not worry about unwanted pregnancy. You also cannot be pregnant if you were not exposed to fresh semen. Please keep taking your birth control and learn to relax about this. Millions of women prevent pregnancy this way. ...Read more

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What can cause pink spotting after a missed period?

What can cause pink spotting after a missed period?

Late period: If you do not have a period when it is due, you either didn't ovulate and are not going to have a period, you conceived and are pregnant and will not have a period, or you ovulated later than usual and you period will be late. If you are unsure, have a negative pregnancy test, and continue to bleed, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Spotting a week ago missed period neg test please help?

Spotting a week ago missed period neg test please help?

Don,t Worry: If you have not had any sexual relations in the past few months, you have nothing to worry about. But if you have repeat the pregnancy test. Good luck ...Read more

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I have been spotting for over a week now. And missed period. ?

R/O preg. See dr: If it is a possibility, please check a first AM urine test for pregnancy you can buy in the store to rule that out about 10-11 days after your missed period for the best yield. If it continues, best to see your physician to rule out other problems, but may be stress-related, hopefully. Irregular periods are common due to anovulatory cycles and hormonal shifts. ...Read more

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Aways had reg periods 29 day cycle however nov I missed period dec-feb exactly 34 days apart I received spotting, march spottin @29 days. What causes?

Aways had reg periods 29 day cycle however nov I missed period dec-feb exactly 34 days apart I received spotting, march spottin @29 days. What causes?

Are you sexual activ: Your normal periods stopped in december.If you are sexual active pregnancy test was indicated. The spotting and resumption of menses could indicate early pregnancy termination. If conception is not possible the question will be if you have other issues like weight gain or loss or start intense exercise. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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If a missed period due to stress occurs can you still be spotting?

Yes: You certainly can. If you continue to miss periods and just have occasional spotting then one needs to look for another cause and see your physician. ...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