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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Overview)

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 few drops of blood.


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What is spotting?

What is spotting?

Bleeding: Spotting is usually light menstrual bleed that occurs at a time other than your normal period. It can be due to pregnancy, hormonal variations and changes, occasionally stress, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
912 Doctors shared insights

Spotting (Overview)

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 few drops of blood.


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What is spotting?

What is spotting?

Menstral blood: Small quantities vaginal bleeding.

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What can cause spotting?

What can cause spotting?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How heavy can spotting get?

How heavy can spotting get?

Spotting: The delicate hormonal balance and cyclical changes your body undergoes during your cycle can cause marked differences in the amount of "spotting" you can experience during your cycle. However, "heavy" bleeding should always be reported to your gynecologist in casese it signified the onset of something else, such as a uterine or cervical polyp, underlying your situation. ...Read more

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How long does spotting last?

A few days: Generally, most menstrual cycles are 5-7 days in length. The first 3-5 of these will involve moderate to heavy flow of menstrual blood. The last 2-3 days will be more what many ladies will consider spotting. Spotting that occurs outside the cycle or ever during pregnancy can be from serious issues ANS should be brought to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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What does spotting look like?

Pink or red tinges: "spotting" usually refers to mild or moderate vaginal bleeding that is either before, during, or after menses. Most women who say that they have spotting would be seeing tinges, streaks or spots of pink or red on underwear or liners. It can be normal but it can also be a sign of hormonal imbalance. If it is during a state of pregnancy it must be immediately evaluated even though it might be normal. ...Read more

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What can I do if I am spotting?

Call your OB doctor: Spotting (staining or bleeding) can mean different things depending on when in pregnancy it occurs. Early in pregnancy utering bleeding suggests a threatened abortion (medical term for miscarriage). Bleeding later can be caused by a placenta previa or abruption, both of which can threaten the life of mom and baby. Bleeding can also be from other sources. A woman must see an experienced OB to know. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am spotting?

How do I know if I am spotting?

You will see blood: If you begin spotting you will see blood on your panties. Depending on what trimester you are in, spotting can mean many different things. Contact your provider for evaluation if spotting occurs. ...Read more

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Why is I'm spotting again today?

Why is I'm spotting again today?

Spotting: Spotting can be for many reasons. Pregnancy is one, but infection, hormonal, psycho social, or mechanical (poly, fibroid). An episode of spotting is usually not concerning, but if this is a recurrent or worsening thing you should notify your provider. ...Read more

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Why do I have spotting frequently?

Why do I have spotting frequently?

Need more info: If you are pregnant then spotting needs to be evaluated immediately. If you are not pregnant then you will need to be evaluated for infections, polyps, fibroids, hormonal imbalances etc. Many have spotting from various birth control methods. There are many things that can cause this. ...Read more

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When does spotting occur in a cycle?

When does spotting occur in a cycle?

Anytime: Answering your question as stated spotting can occur anytime during a menstrual cycle when you are not actually on your menses. Sometimes it can occur midcycle when ovulation is occurring. ...Read more

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How can I stop spotting immediately?

How can I stop spotting immediately?

Double the pill: Double your ocp or try a drug called lystedalysteda which requires a rx, assuming u aren't pregnant or having other issues. ...Read more

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How long does spotting usually last?

Spotting: Variable as it can be from birth control pills/devices/ shots, variation, from impending miscarriage, ectopic. Follow up with doc ...Read more

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Is spotting 12 days post transfer normal?

Yes: If the transfer was successful some implantation bleeding could be expected and the timing would be right at around 12 days. ...Read more

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Is slight spotting at 5 - 6 weeks normal?

Is slight spotting at 5 - 6 weeks normal?

First trimester: Bleeding during the first trimester should be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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After I sex I have spotting what does it means?

After I sex I have spotting what does it means?

Cervix: That your cervix is irritated or infected. You may have an std. You need testing and an exam. ...Read more

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3 days late with one day spotting negative test?

A late period: The test is usually correct you will likely get a period soon you may stiil want to use a relable method of birth control. ...Read more

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Is it possible for spotting to occur every month?

Is it possible for spotting to occur every month?

Spotting: Irregular bleeding is 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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Is it normal to have pinkish spotting at 7 weeks?

This can occur: It is not unusual, but if it becomes heavier or greater volume and frequency it would be a good idea to see your obstetrician and have them examine you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have Bloody Spotting after 3 days of sex?

Spotting: You probably have an irritated cervix that bleeds easily. It happens often with std or other infections. Get checked. ...Read more

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I had some spotting this morning is this normal??

It can be: but continued or heavy spotting can indicate a more serious issue ...Read more

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Can implementation spotting last for more then 3 days?

Can implementation spotting last for more then 3 days?

Implantation bleedin: Implantation bleeding can often result in light spotting and mimic a light period. However spotting more than 2 days is very unlikely associated with implantation. ...Read more

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Pinkish spotting on day 8 of cycle. What does that mean?

Pinkish spotting on day 8 of cycle. What does that mean?

Spotting: Can mean a lot of things. Unfortunately, blood can come from a number of different sites including hemorrhoids, from the urine, from the cervix or from the uterus. Therefore if it persists can be a need for evaluation. If it is from the uterus it may be a variation in the hormone levels, polyp or fibroid in the uterus. ...Read more

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How long does spotting usually last? A few days or a week?

How long does spotting usually last? A few days or a week?

Highly variable: By spotting, I presume you mean vaginal bleeding that is less than actual menstrual flow. It ranges from just a drop now and then on one's underwear to light bleeding that goes on for weeks. There are numerous causes as well. Many factors contribute: contraceptive method, ? pregnancy, age, other symptoms, sexual activity, regularity of menses. Precise diagnosis requires medical evaluation:) ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur spotting reddish pink for 5 days?

Depends: If your period is due, it is the period. If it is happening at mid-cycle, it is due to ovulation. If it is irregular and happens every cycle, it is not normal and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur spotting reddish pink for 5 days?

Spotting: Spotting is 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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What else causes pinkish spotting and no cycle please help?

What else causes pinkish spotting and no cycle please help?

A few things: First, are you saying you're having spotting but not starting your period, or that you never have a cycle and only ever have spotting? If you have had unprotected sex in the last few weeks and are due for your period, this could be an early sign of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test to rule that out. If not, it is not abnormal to have some spotting before and after your period.Birth control can also cause ...Read more

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Is it normal to keep spotting 4 days after flow has stopped?

Is it normal to keep spotting 4 days after flow has stopped?

Irregular bleeding: This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. If symptoms continue you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be spotting constantly for 13 days midcycle?

NO: That is not part of the "Normal" cycle. Call your GYN and get a check up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Spotting on 11 th day in a 36-40 days cycle what may it mean?

Spotting on 11 th day in a 36-40 days cycle what may it mean?

Menstruation: Cycles vary both in the frequency with which they occur, the degree to which persons bleed, they may occasionally spot. None of this is necessarily abnormal unless it becomes persistent or excessive. If you do not let up in a day or two, see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had pink spotting and I am wondering what it could be from.

More information: It is not possible to answer this question without more information. When was your last period, how long did you spot, Does it hurt to urinate etc. Please see a doctor if you are experiencing any painful or concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Can light crampin and spotting cause me to have q miscarring?

If you are in early: Pregnancy and experiencing vaginal bleeding and cramping it's time to call your gynecologist/obstetrician for an exam asap. ...Read more

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What does it means when I am spotting pink & then turns brown?

Pink to brown: Generally the change in color of spotting from a pink to brown color is related to degradation of blood over time. ...Read more

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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

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I was 10days late now I am spotting very light what can this be?

I was 10days late now I am spotting very light what can this be?

Possible: It's always possible to get pregnant. Home pregnanccy tests generally do not become positive until you are about one week late. If that test is negative, repeat it in one week and call your doctor. ...Read more