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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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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. ?

 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. ?

No: Not only might that not help, but it could cause unpleasant side effects. You expect to have bleeding during the 4th week on the pill, so if you want to try to avoid that you should go directly to your next pack that week. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have small brown spotting on and off during the luteal phase? (Not enough for pantyliner) Or should I be concerned?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Irregular periods: See a gyn for an evaluation. Your menstrual problems be be due to your going through menopause, you may have some hormonal problems or you may have a fibroid. She your gyn to have a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your problem. ...Read more

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I took Plan B twice in a month and have been spotting twice a month for 5+ months. 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?

Yes: But not for the reason you think. It is not the best planning to have to use plan b, you need to have adequate contraception at all times unless you want to conceive. You may need to go on a hormonal contraceptive to regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hello, I've been spotting for over a month now my last period was in march. Should I be concerned ?

Hello, I've been spotting for over a month now  my last period was in march. Should I be concerned ?

Yes: That is definitely not normal. I would not be concerned about anything terrible going on, But something hormonally or physically is abnormal. Maybe a polyp or fibroid, or thyroid problems. It definitely warrants an investigation ...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