Top
10
Doctor insights on: Pre Period Spotting

Share
1

1
Is there a difference in the appearance between implantation bleeding, and regular pre-period spotting?

Is there a difference in the appearance between implantation bleeding, and regular pre-period spotting?

Likely breakthrough: Implantation bleeding is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it would be very light and about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. So, i wouldn't worry - but spotting before a period does not make it more likely you are pregnant, sorry. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
912 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I noticed faint pink spotting pre-period month 4 of new Birth control pill, then slight brown spot 4 days post period month 6. Should I change pills?

I noticed faint pink spotting pre-period month 4 of new Birth control pill, then slight brown spot 4 days post period month 6. Should I change pills?

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

3

3
Period on sept 15-19 except i had spotting the 20-21 which isnt normal for me. Had unprotected sex twice on 9/23 Plan B same day. Spotting 10/6-pres?

Period on sept 15-19 except i had spotting the 20-21 which isnt normal for me. Had unprotected sex twice on 9/23 Plan B same day. Spotting 10/6-pres?

Typical with Plan B: Plan b essentially disrupts the normal menstrual cycle by blocking or delaying ovulation. That it is how it works and why it is so different than a medical abortion. Irregular bleeding after taking Plan B is not rare. Always check a pregnancy test after using Plan B and see a doctor to start a better form of birth control. ...Read more

4

4
Do I have implantation bleeding because i'm spotting 5 days before period. I didn't have sex this month though. Is the dark brown spotting pre period?

Do I have implantation bleeding because i'm spotting 5 days before period. I didn't have sex this month though. Is the dark brown spotting pre period?

Breakthrough: It's probably breakthrough bleeding, can't say for sure 'why' over the internet. 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage online now, but it's over-rated in importance. It's not consistent and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. A pregnancy test in a few days will confirm one way or another. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
32 day cycle .On 9/15-19 spotting the 20-21 had unprotected sex twice on 23rd he came. Light bleeding 10/6-pres not enough to fill pad. Is this norm?

32 day cycle .On 9/15-19 spotting the 20-21 had unprotected sex twice on 23rd he came. Light bleeding 10/6-pres not enough to fill pad. Is this norm?

For pregnancy?: A doctor can check to see if there is any medical issue if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their periods or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. One cause may be hormonal fluctations. If no normal october period, one can check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

6

6
I am 42-finished having kids. Unprot. sex 41 days ago & hcg<2. Retested 51 days after & hcg<1. Preg?? Late period-dr pres. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to induce it. Safe?

I am 42-finished having kids. Unprot. sex 41 days ago & hcg<2. Retested 51 days after & hcg<1. Preg?? Late period-dr pres. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to induce it. Safe?

Not pregnant: Having two blood tests with ZERO HCG should lead you to know without any doubt that you are not pregnant. Why would you think otherwise? You got good health care. You have a physician and your tests are repeatedly negative. ...Read more

8

8
I ve never been late on my period.was trying to conceive and found out NT ovulating.dr pres Clomid (clomiphene) and GT preg on 1st cyc.no pcos.why anovulation?

I ve never been late  on my period.was trying to conceive and found out NT ovulating.dr pres Clomid (clomiphene) and GT preg on 1st cyc.no pcos.why anovulation?

See details: You say you have never been late. Make sure your menses are regular i.e. first day to first day is the same each cycle. If you are, it would require testing to determine why. Check with your doctor to see if he performed any tests other than checking for ovulation. By the way, what was your lack of ovulation based on? A mid-luteal progesterone? ...Read more

9

9
Is spotting considered a period?

Is spotting considered a period?

Generally not: Spotting is usually not associated with the normal menstrual period (menses). However some menses can be light and present like spotting. If you are generally regular with your menses and the "spotting" is occurring at a different time period then it's probably not your menstrual period. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Does spotting count as a period ?

Does spotting count as a period ?

Depends: In some people it can. If the woman has a condition and does not produce much estrogen then spotting would be a period. People on continuous cycling of oral contraceptive who go off can have light to spotting for a period. The use of Progesterone can inhibit the growth of the uterine lining so all you might get is spotting. I'm probably leaving others out, out of room too! ...Read more