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Should I Be Concerned About Frequent Spotting During The Month
Yes, somewhat: Most healthy, normal women don't have spotting during the month. They bleed during their periods, and don't bleed in between periods. Frequent spotting should be evaluated by an ob-gyn doctor. It may be due to menstrual irregularities, but other conditions such as infections and cancers can also cause bleeding as a symptom. ...Read more
This is my first month on ocp and I'm concerned about spotting during vacation. Can I use provera (medroxyprogesterone) to prevent spotting my 4th week on the pill. ?
Is it normal to have small brown spotting on and off during the luteal phase? (Not enough for pantyliner) Or should I be concerned?
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
Hi, my wife is 34 and she doesn't bleed during her periods, just a spotting for the past 8 months, what could be the reason?
Several options.: Is she on birth control pills or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? If so, this is normal. If she is not taking any type of birth control, it suggests her hormones may be out of balance and she may simply have a thin uterine lining. She should bring this up with her doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did not bleed for 3 1/2 months then bled gushes & some bleeding for 3 weeks. Still spotting some days and some none. Should i be concerned?
I took Plan B twice in a month and have been spotting twice a month for 5+ months. Should i be concerned?
I had occasional spotting during my first 5 months on the pill, by month 6 seemed gone. If it comes back, how much/frequent spotting is worrisome?
May need pill change: the pill should regulate your periods so you don't have breakthrough bleeding. If you take the pill on time everyday, you shouldn't have spotting. If this continues. You should be examined and make sure you don't have an infection or may need to change pills. There are so many pills to chose from, you can find one that works well for you ...Read more
Hello, I've been spotting for over a month now my last period was in march. Should I be concerned ?
Spotting for about 4 months; pinkish in color most of the time. Lately spotting seems to occur after I urinate. Should I be concerned?
Could be infection: or irregular spotting, which is very unusual for a 65 year old female. If there is more odor and frequent discharge unrelated to frequency of intercourse, then it's more likely to be an infection. Irregular menstrual spotting also gets worse with infection on board. Proceed to see a GYN or family physician to get yourself properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
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