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Should I be concerned about frequent spotting during the month?

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

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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Spotting for about 4 months; pinkish in color most of the time. Lately spotting seems to occur after I urinate. 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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Should I be concerned if I start spotting in my last trimester of pregnancy?

Should I be concerned if I start spotting in my last trimester of pregnancy?

Possibly: Talk to your OB md about your symptoms and get examined, as it could be nothing, a cervical mucous plug, or something more serious like placenta previa. ...Read more

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When spotting after light period should you be worried? And what could be causing it? Been spotting almost a week. Lighter during day and heavier at night. Charting and temping my cycle. We are ttc. This hasn't happened before so has me worried.

When spotting after light period should you be worried?  And what could be causing it? Been spotting almost a week. Lighter during day and heavier at night. Charting and temping my cycle. We are ttc. This hasn't happened before so has me worried.

Spotting : 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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Should i be worried about bleeding during fingering?

Should i be worried about bleeding during fingering?

Yes that means traum: Yes that means you caused trauma to your vagin, so be careful and change the way you or yourparner fingering you. ...Read more

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5days before period. Have small amount of brownish discharge. Have had this before other menstrual cycles. Is this normal? When should I be concerned?

5days before period. Have small amount of brownish discharge. Have had this before other menstrual cycles. Is this normal? When should I be concerned?

Normal.: It sounds like pre-menstrual symptom. Vaginal discharge is normal . Brownish color is due to old blood in the vagina from previous period. You should be concerned if it is large amount and persistent. ...Read more

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If you have light spotty bleeding for three months during the time of your period that lasts 5-7 days should u worry about pregnancy? Virgin, scared?

If you have light spotty bleeding for three months during the time of your period that lasts 5-7 days should u worry about pregnancy? Virgin, scared?

No: If you haven't had sex then you have nothing to worry about regarding possible pregnancy. If you are having irregular periods, then most likely due to your hormones, estrogen and progesterone. It sounds as if the period is normal, only lighter than usual. This is perfectly okay. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heavy first period after giving birth? Should I be worried?

Is it normal to have a heavy first period after giving birth? Should I be worried?

Normal: A heavy period after childbirth is nothing to be concerned about. Periods can change completely after giving birth. You will just have to wait to see if your periods resume to their pre-childbirth pattern or not. Also, birth control can also affect your periods. ...Read more

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Had a 12 day period this past month is that normal or should I be worried ?

Had a 12 day period this past month is that normal or should I be worried ?

Long period: That is longer than usual but if there was more time between periods, this could be normal. If you usually have fewer days of flow and 1 month apart, this could be an issue. See your doctor if this continues over another cycle or two. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about irregularity in my period?

Should I be worried about irregularity in my period?

Dependshow irregular: They are , at your age they can be irregular, if they are not too heavy or last too many days , or you do not blled in bewteen, or thet are not coming too soon whioh would be less than 21 days apart prob no big deal but you should lety your gyn do an exam, blood hormones and an ultrasound just to amke sure nothing abnormal is occuring that would need further testing like a thinkened endometrium. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about my having late and light periods for 4 months in a row?

Should i be concerned about my having late and light periods for 4 months in a row?

Possible causes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about morning sickness that continues throughout pregnancy?

Should I be concerned about morning sickness that continues throughout pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, morning sickness is not uncommon during the first trimester of pregnancy, but after 12 weeks other causes need to be evaluated such as liver disease or GI tract disorders. ...Read more

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Weird discharge during daughter's first period. Should i be worried?

Weird discharge during daughter's first period. Should i be worried?

Depends: It is hard to give you a clear answer without knowing what color her discharge is or the amount of it. I would talk to her doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Im having headaches 2-3 times a week, is this normal or should I he concerned?

Im having headaches 2-3 times a week, is this normal or should I he concerned?

Concerned: Twenties female with seemingly new headache pattern 2-3 times each week must understand that this symptom change needs a doctor's evaluation. This could be muscle tension headaches or something more serious. A neurologist would be the best specialist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about light pink discharge in the first trimester?

Should I be worried about light pink discharge in the first trimester?

Depends: If you have been sexually active or otherwise physically active, or had a recent cervical exam you may spot lightly. You also may have spotting related to a vaginal infection. As long as the spotting is not accompanied by cramps, severe pelvic pain, increasingly heavier bleeding or uncomfortable vaginal discharge, relax. If you have had a miscarriage or are at risk for an ectopic preg, contact doc. ...Read more

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I usually have a very regular menstrual cycle however this month I am a week early definitely not pregnant what could cause this? Should I be worried?

I usually have a very regular menstrual cycle however this month I am a week early definitely not pregnant what could cause this? Should I be worried?

An early period: An early or late period from time to time is very normal. If this is a one time thing then periods usually go back to normal. Track your cycles over the next few months. If the pattern remains abnormal then schedule a visit with an obgyn. You can consider options for cycle regulation ...Read more

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Should I be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Should I  be worried about recent increased menstrual flow?

Probably not.: Usually the flow is related to the amount of estrogen in your body and the relation to the amount of progesterone. However, the surface area of the uterus can also have an effect on the amount of bleeding. Weight gain, medications, and other stressors can affect the volume of the flow. The predictability of the cycle is important and, if too heavy, the amount of flow can be important. Anemic? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lower cramps or bloating 12 days before a period? I've never had it before by am concerned about pregnancy

Is it normal to have lower cramps or bloating 12 days before a period? I've never had it before by am concerned about pregnancy

Could be normal: When it comes to pregnancy, when in doubt, check it out. Pregnancy tests are cheap, easy, and relatively accurate. If there is even a remote chance that you could be pregnant a quick test will give you piece of mind. Bloating and cramping could be uterine, but it could also be intestinal, such as gas. ...Read more

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