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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
I am on Loestrins 21 day cycle, and i've been taking without stopping for a 3 months now. About 3 weeks ago I started spotting and it won't stop. why? I'm concerned because it's been so long.
I took Plan B twice in a month and have been spotting twice a month for 5+ months. 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?
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
I am 53 yrs. old, no full period in 1-1/2 yrs., but every few months I get several days of spotting (brown, pink, or red). Concerned, seeking advice.
Endometrial Biopsy: Bleeding like this, after you have entered menopause, can be a subtle sign of endometrial cancer. You need to see an Ob/Gyn and get an endometrial biopsy and/or ultrasound. Most of the time these are negative and there is some other cause but when cancer is on the list of possible causes its important to take it seriously. Best wishes! ...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
I had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 9 months and had it removed because of excessive spotting. Since removal on Feb 6th. I havent had A period should I be concerned?
Pregnancy test?: Its been over 6 weeks without a period. If you have been having unprotected intercourse, its possible you are pregnant. If pregnancy isn't possible, I would still suggest an evaluation by an Ob/Gyn. Most normal women would start having regular periods by this point. Best wishes! ...Read more
Bf for 9 mths consistent until last month I go 6 hrs during day no feeding. I hadn't had period 9/4/13 had spotting 4/29/15. preg? Soon period
I have had spotting on my birth control for 9 days now, is this normal? I just started birth control almost 2 months ago, and during the middle of my second pack month), i started my period when i shouldn't have. It started out as being light spotting, wh
Sometimes : Sometimes it takes a while for the periods to regulate on birth control, and irregular period at first isn't too unusual. If it persists, then you may need a different preparation of birth control, with a slightly different estrogen/progesterone mixture. So if you continue with the irregular bleeding, contact your physician and discuss this issue. ...Read more
Missed period should I be concerned I have missed my period for the past month had sex last week and three days later had light spotting for twelve hours didn't even need a pad or tampon. I have now missed another period, should I be concerned with pregna
As : As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear a woman is having a light or missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can always take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or poly cystic ovarian syndrome. If you have a positive pregnancy test or if you continue to have an irregular cycle, you should give you doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more
Light cramping and bright spotting after a full hysterectomy 5 months ago.. Should I be concerned?
I only had very light spotting and not a full period this month. I took a test but it was negative. Should i be concerned?
I've had two periods this month and some spotting, does this mean anything? Should i be concerned or mark it down as stress?
Common problem : 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 redo a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Light spotting 4 days before period and starting to feel nauseous. Should i be concerned about my time of the month being early ?
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