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Had menstrual cycle July 10, 2014, lasted 4 days now 16 days later I'm spotting.why is that?

Had menstrual cycle July 10, 2014, lasted 4 days now 16 days later I'm spotting.why is that?

Hormones imbalanced: When you start spotting early in the cycle and that's not normal for you, it's usually because you have an imbalance in your hormones. At your age, if this is the first time this has happened, you should get a pregnancy test, sometimes you can have hormone shifts because you got pregnant. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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What does it mean if you have your menstrual cycle a week late thin once it's over a week later you are spotting?

What does it mean if you have your menstrual cycle a week late thin once it's over a week later you are spotting?

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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Why would I start my menstrual cycle on time with regular flow for one day and then the following day just stop? No spotting, nothing

Why would I start my menstrual cycle on time with regular flow for one day and then the following day just stop? No spotting, nothing

What your normal?: When patients have abnormal periods i always want to know what their normal pattern is. If most periods are normal then one abnormal one (late, early, short, long) is not usually a cause for concern. The cycles tend to regulate and get back to normal quickly. If there is concern for pregnancy check a test. ...Read more

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2weeks I had just finish my menstrual cycle as normal but now I have noticed spotting on & off. My partner & I have been sexaully active a week ago?

2weeks I had just finish my menstrual cycle as normal but now I have noticed spotting on & off. My partner & I have been sexaully active a week ago?

Could be ovulation: Based on the history given, this could be ovulation or premenstrual spotting. If upcoming menses are normal, it can be not a matter of concern. ...Read more

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Hi I am 37 years old and my menstrual came 13 days earlier. I am spotting dark red blood/pinkish at times. On panty liner the spotting is brown.?

Hi I am 37 years old and my menstrual came 13 days earlier. I am spotting dark red blood/pinkish at times. On panty liner the spotting is brown.?

Common: 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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Brown spotting lightly and light red supposed to be on my menstrual right not it's been going on for 4 1/2 days.... Input please?

Mught be your cycle: If you are having spotting and light bleeding and it is time for your cycle, this may be normal. If it is not time for your cycle, it may be breakthrough bleeding if you are on birth control medications, or ovulation bleeding if you are not. ...Read more

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Hat tubal 18 years ago been having normal menstrual except for now. For3 months some spotting now a little heavier than normal?

Premenopausal: You amy be going through premenopausal at this time.However, you need to see doctor to make that no thyroid problems or other hormonal imbalance as well. ...Read more

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I missed my menstrual in august. Then I got it in september, october, and november. I missed december and this month i have had light spotting.

I missed my menstrual in august. Then I got it in september, october, and november. I missed december and this month i have had light spotting.

Missed periods: First and foremost take a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. If negative time to visit your OB / GYN for an appointment. Maybe time to initiate medical treatment to regulate your periods. ...Read more

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Is it considered a ful menstrual if i only bled for a few hours and used only 2 reg tampons? Had spotting 3 days prior to that as well for an hour.

Menses irregular: Yes, this can be normal. Menstrual irregularities are very common and seldom have a serious problem causing them. Relax. If this happens repeatedly or if you develop other symptoms then go and be seen by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if spotting twice in menstrual cycle is normal?

How can I tell if spotting twice in menstrual cycle is normal?

No: Spotting can be related to cervical infection, hormones out of whack, polyps, fibroids. Sometimes it is iatrogenic or no cause can be found. If you are concerned about it, you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have dark brown spotting right after my menstrual cycle and it's going onto its 3rd day. What could it mean?

I have dark brown spotting right after my menstrual cycle and it's going onto its 3rd day.  What could it mean?

Rest of period: The brown discharge is likely just the end of your period. Brown equals old blood that has been sitting in the back of the vagina or lower part of the uterus. Some cycles it takes longer to come out than others. ...Read more

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My last menstrual cycle lasted 8 days, now 7 days later I am spotting- what could be the cause of this? Please help

My last menstrual cycle lasted 8 days, now 7 days later I am spotting- what could be the cause of this? Please help

Spotting: May have mid cycle spotting. 4 hormones change in level in mid cycle (2 increase, 2 decrease) and the shift in levels may cause mild withdraw bleeding (spotting). Keep menses diary and see doctor if not sure. ...Read more

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Do I count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day I start spotting as the first day?

Do I count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day I start spotting as the first day?

Spotting: Keep a menstrual calendar & count any spotting as day 1 of your cycle. Chart amount of bleeding, days, & any associated cramps, pain, or mood changes. These will help if trying to establish ovulation or if determining is premenstrual hormone changes are affecting your health. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi, I've come on five days early, only had my menstrual cycle for one day, now there's brown spotting. Should I be worried?

Hi, I've come on five days early, only had my menstrual cycle for one day, now there's brown spotting. Should I be worried?

See below.: If you did not have unprotected sex, there is no need to worry. 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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a lot of spotting between menstrual cycles? I haven't had my menstrual cycle in 4 months. 2 times a wk this month only

Is it normal to have a lot of spotting between menstrual cycles? I haven't had my menstrual cycle in 4 months. 2 times a wk this month only

Spotting: Irregular spotting 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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My menstrual cycle has done a complete shift, from every two weeks to 4 weeks, with only light spotting this week, what could be the cause?

My menstrual cycle has done a complete shift, from every two weeks to 4 weeks, with only light spotting this week, what could be the cause?

Now normal : Having periods every two weeks is not normal. If you are now having periods every four weeks and they are light, it sounds like things are working right. ...Read more

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Can you help me? Hi, I was concerned about my menstrual cycle. I started my cycle on the 7th of february and ended on the 14th of february. Then I started my cycle again on the 25th of february but I was just spotting... And now its march 8th and I'm still

Can you help me? Hi, I was concerned about my menstrual cycle. I started my cycle on the 7th of february and ended on the 14th of february. Then I started my cycle again on the 25th of february but I was just spotting... And now its march 8th and I'm still

If : If you think there is any chance you could be pregnant, then please immediately take a pregnancy test. If it is negative but you have been sexually active, then wait two days and retake the test. If you still don't get your period then be seen by your doctor. Spotting/bleeding can occur during normal or abnormal pregnancies. You may also need a medical evaluation for your other symptoms of cramping and fatigue. If you have fever, vomiting, or pain then go to the er. ...Read more

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Hello i.had my menstrual about a week ago and two days later i.start spotting? What does that mean?

Spotting post period: Could be variation, could be infection, vaginitis(yeast, mycoplasma, /ureoplasma). If you are sexually active could also be related to pregnancy (rarely you can have a period when pregnant especially in the first month). Check urine blood HCG, Follow up with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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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