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I had my normal period for 5 days and after my period stopped I started spotting the next day and now I have been spotting for two days and it's pink?

I had my normal period for 5 days and after my period stopped I started spotting the next day and now I have been spotting for two days and it's pink?

Not rare: This simply means there was more blood that needed to come out when your cycle ended. Monitor over the next few months to see if this continues. If you want better cycle control consider birth control. ...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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Started a new contraceptive on the 1 of the month which was also the first day of my period. Haven't stopped spotting yet. Is it safe to continue?

Started a new contraceptive on the 1 of the month which was also the first day of my period. Haven't stopped spotting yet. Is it safe to continue?

Yes: Spotting isn't uncommon when you first start a new pill. Its best to keep taking it correctly. In time, your body will usually adjust and the spotting will stop. Sometimes it can take 3 months or so. Best wishes! ...Read more

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On starting metformin I started spotting continuously for 1.5 cycles. After my last period, the spotting stopped. Did metformin tone my uterus?

On starting metformin I started spotting continuously for 1.5 cycles. After my last period, the spotting stopped. Did metformin tone my uterus?

Not likely: Metformin doesn't tone the uterus but rather controls your sugar in your body and helps regulate body fat and in turn your peripheral estrogen supply.
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Unprotected sex on day 2 of period & my boyfriend came inside me. My period suddenly stopped & I started spotting & discharge. Pregnant?

Unprotected sex on day 2 of period & my boyfriend came inside me. My period suddenly stopped & I started spotting & discharge. Pregnant?

DOUBTFUL: If you are regular in your cycle, and you were in fact having your period during sex, there is really no chance you would get pregnant. You ovulate mid cycle with would be 2-3 weeks away form when you had sex. I highly recommend you google the research the female cycle and educate yourself on when the most likely time to get pregnant is. If you do not want to get pregnant, bc would help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took a hpt because period stopped and became brown spotting, it was neg I took planb 2x last mon. Is this implantation bleeding side effect?

I took a hpt because period stopped and became brown spotting, it was neg I took planb 2x last mon. Is this implantation bleeding side effect?

Plan B: Your experience is due to taking plan b. Brown blood is blood and does not represent pregnancy. Plan b alone can interfere with one to two menstrual cycles. It is not implantation. ...Read more

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I have had one depo shot. Afterward I experienced spotting. 2 months later I still haven't had a period and the spotting stopped. Could I be pregnant?

I have had one depo shot. Afterward I experienced spotting. 2 months later I still haven't had a period and the spotting stopped. Could I be pregnant?

Probably not: The depo shot is very effective contraception so you are not likely to conceive for at least three months after receiving the shot. The most common side effect of the shot is disruption of the normal cycle. Many women have irregular spotting and bleeding but some have no bleeding at all. The effect of the shot on the cycle can last for up to 18 months. ...Read more

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Had a early 3 day period. It stopped for 4 days and now I'm spotting.. Any suggestions? ?

Had a early 3 day period. It stopped for 4 days and now I'm spotting.. Any suggestions? ?

Sounds normal: It sounds like you are still having regular cyclic monthly periods. This would be normal. Spotting just means old blood. It turns brown when it has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Birth control would help regulate your cycles but if you are trying to conceive you may want to hold off for now. ...Read more

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Y am I having a medium period and I had one already this month I was spotting but it stopped the same day why?

Abnormal bleeding: May be due to a variety of things, infection, irregular ovulation, uterine fibroids or polyps just to name a few. Its likely not a concern but if having unprotected intercourse and having pain you may consider getting tested for a cervical infection. The birth control pill, if its a recurrent issue, will provide relief. ...Read more

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I am on dian 15 for 4 yaers this month I had brownish spotting it stopped when 2 pill was left I had no period an no spotting now?

I am on dian 15 for 4 yaers this month I had brownish spotting it stopped when 2 pill was left I had no period an no spotting now?

Not uncommon.: Some women have dark brown bleeding with their cycle or at other times while taking a birth control pill. This will usually resolve on its own. If the problem persists then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I had my regular period it stopped for a week, then spotting started and now I am having a full blown period again. Is something wrong?

I had my regular period it stopped for a week, then spotting started and now I am having a full blown period again. Is something wrong?

I recommend...: Seeing a doctor, since I don't know your full medical history it is hard to say what exactly could be happening, but to make sure it is nothing serious I would see a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options that work best for you. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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My last real period and was sept 20-25 then I stopped then I started spotting a week later and still spotting? What could be the problem?

My last real period and was sept 20-25 then I stopped then I started spotting a week later and still spotting? What could be the problem?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. If this is a 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 last 2 period are very light. The last one came after a gap of 50 days and hasn't stopped after 5 days of spotting and 6 days of light flow.

My last 2 period are very light. The last one came after a gap of 50 days and hasn't stopped after 5 days of spotting and 6 days of light flow.

DUB: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is related to abnormal changes in hormone levels. I presume you are not pregnant and not on contraceptives; check a pregnancy test if this is possible. The bleeding is likely caused by some unexpected variations in your body's hormones as well as stress, illness, sleep disruption, etc. Your doctor can work with you to regulate, usually with oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Stopped BC 8 months ago. Period seems too light. I usually need 1 tampon on the first day, and have light-mild spotting after. About 3 days. Normal?

Stopped BC 8 months ago. Period seems too light. I usually need 1 tampon on the first day, and have light-mild spotting after. About 3 days. Normal?

Birth control: BC can change cycle length and severity of periods. Be sure you do not have a "disc at risk" and protein S or C deficiency if on BC: more info Cremersmd@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Period started on December 24th then again January 15th a week earlier than usual. Then I started spotting 3 days after it stopped. What's going on?

Period started on December 24th then again January 15th a week earlier than usual. Then I started spotting 3 days after it stopped. What's going on?

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 and 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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I had a period this month from the 2 to the 6 and on the 29 ivstarted spotting but it stopped an hour later and today is the 30 and im having medium?

I had a period this month from the 2 to the 6 and on the 29 ivstarted spotting but it stopped an hour later and today is the 30 and im having medium?

You may: Occasionaly have irregular bleeding. If it is a change from the normal it may be nothing and improve next cycle or it could be due to another cause such as infection. I would check a pregnancy test to make sure and see your doc if persistant or there is associated pain. If persistant a birth control pill can be a good remedy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I started a period April 26 that was normal but I just continued spotting all of May. May 19 th I started what would be a regular scheduled period and it hasn't stopped.?

I started a period April 26 that was normal but I just continued spotting all of May. May 19 th I started what would be a regular scheduled period and it hasn't stopped.?

Your question?: Not sure what your question is but you may be having cycles during which you don't ovulate. The bleeding you describe is called "dysfunctional uterine bleeding." It can cause complications including iron deficiency anemia and endometrial hyperplasia (abnormal thickening of the uterine lining.) Please make an appointment with your Gyn doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have spotting with a little bit of blood after your period has stopped?

What does it mean to have spotting with a little bit of blood after your period has stopped?

"Giblets": It is old blood that had resides in the vagina when the period had "stopped". ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in over a year and I just started spotting the other day and it stopped what can cause that?

I haven't had a period in over a year and I just started spotting the other day and it stopped what can cause that?

Menses: There has to be more to this story. Why have you not had a period in a year? Is because of birth control? Illness? Anorexia? Other hormone treatment? If you do not know the answers to this question then perhaps it is time to get a gynecologist involved. If you cannot afford one then please go see the experts at planned parenthood. ...Read more

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Took a test and it was negative, no period. What are the reasons I could've been spotting for just two days and stopped?

Took a test and it was negative, no period. What are the reasons I could've been spotting for just two days and stopped?

Periods: Periods vary widely from woman to woman. Some periods are punctual, some are unpredictable. See your doctor who may prescribe you oral contraceptives to regulate your menstrual period. ...Read more

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I have been spotting on and off one day it was light pink then brown then it stopped its been almost a week and no period?

I have been spotting on and off one day it was light pink then brown then it stopped its been almost a week and no period?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical attention. If concerned for pregnancy, take an over the counter test. ...Read more

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Inconsistent spotting 1 wk after period? Began after sex w/hubby. Stopped for a few days, then began again. Is this normal?

It depends...: Vigorous sexual activity can cause irritation to the vaginal walls or cervix and result in spotting. If persistent, considerations include: infections, abnormal cervical cells-dyslasia, endocrine (thyroid, etc.). The most important next step is to get an examination with testing for vaginal infections, STIs, a Pap smear, and pregnancy. Also, if birth control pills are skipped, spotting can occur. ...Read more

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I started mini pill 2 months ago, then while recently on period, stopped during and then restarted. Brown spotting now, is it normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I consumed period delay tablet but later after I took I spotted n after that it stopped. Now still I am spotting. Could you please advise?

I consumed period delay tablet but later after I took I spotted n after that it stopped. Now still I am spotting. Could you please advise?

Vaginal bleeding: I am not sure what tablet you took so it's hard for me to predict the sequence of events from now on. I would not take anything from this time on and would just wait until your next period. If you have other symptoms - pelvic pain, discharge, fever, profuse bleeding, please seek doc's advice. ...Read more

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No I got a short period about 3 or 4 days then it stopped very abruptly. 5 days later 5 days of spotting. Is there a possibility of preg/serious?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. IT says you are on birth control pills so pregnancy is not likely. More likely this is just breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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I've had my merina iud placed for 3 months had a long period which lasted for 4 weeks then stopped and when my next period was due only spotting why?

Typical of Mirena: That is typical of Mirena. During the first 3-6 months of use, its not uncommon to have prolonged bleeding or break-through bleeding or spotting. Usually after 6 months that goes away and your periods start to get light. After a year around half of women don't have any periods at all. Best wishes! ...Read more