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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, its 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

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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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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