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Doctor insights on: Spotting A Few Days After Period

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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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I'm spotting a few days after my period what can be wrong with me?

I'm spotting a few days after my period what can be wrong with me?

Missed period: You may have had a "missed period" which is a period in which you don't ovulate this confuses your reproductive hormones for this cycle, but your body usually rights itself. If symptoms persist, try another pregnancy test and definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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bright red spotting a few days after my period, been off the pill for three months and only using pull out method right now. What could be happening?

 bright red spotting a few days after my period, been off the pill for three months and only using pull out method right now. What could be happening?

Blood: It sounds like you are just passing what is left of your period. Now that you are not on the pill you do not get the benefit of pill induced cycle improvement. You also may get pregnant since the pull out method is not effective. Consider restarting the pill to improve your cycle and avoid unplanned pregnancy ...Read more

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Is to possible to have implantion bleeding a few days after your period ends i had some spotting a few days after my period ended and it lasted for two days it was light red in color and that has never happend to me before and my boyfriend and i were sexu

Is to possible to have implantion bleeding a few days after your period ends i had some spotting a few days after my period ended and it lasted for two days it was light red in color and that has never happend to me before and my boyfriend and i were sexu

Implantation : Implantation bleeding occurs usually 7-10 days after conception. If your period was lighter and there is posibility of pregnancy you may want to get a pregnancy test done. If you are bleeding and are pregnant please see an ob/gyn physician. If not pregnant you may monitor to see if irregular bleeding continues or not. Best of luck raksha trivedi. ...Read more

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1st time using BC and I want to skip period:what will better prevent spotting: taking 1st pill on 1st day of period or waiting a few days after period

1st time using BC and I want to skip period:what will better prevent spotting: taking 1st pill on 1st day of period or waiting a few days after period

Day 1: Starting day 1 will give less chance of spotting. If you are trying to skip period, take your pack until pills change color, skips ones are the end and go directly to next pack. ...Read more

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Spotting brown and red for several days after period what could be wrong?

Try not to fret: The brown may be older blood and the red may be newer blood. You may be spotting due to hormone imbalance. Take care. ...Read more

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5 days after period ended... Possible reasons for 4 days of light spotting?

5 days after period ended... Possible reasons for 4 days of light spotting?

Happens sometimes: Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, or a late or missed period. Causes include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, medicines, having an illness, traveling, birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, etc… an ob-gyn doctor can check, if one's symptoms keep recurring. ...Read more

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Have spotting 8 days after period but miscarried on the 11th oct is it anything to be concerned about?

Have spotting 8 days after period but miscarried on the 11th oct is it anything to be concerned about?

Pregnant?: Pregnant has to be ruled out. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the same time that you'd start your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat it in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Inconsistent spotting 1 wk after period? Began after sex w/hubby. Stopped for a few days, then began again. Is this normal?

Inconsistent spotting 1 wk after period? Began after sex w/hubby. Stopped for a few days, then began again. Is this normal?

It depends...: Vigorous sexual activity can cause irritation to the vaginal walls or cervix and result in spotting. If persistent, considerations include: infections, abnormal cervical cells-dyslasia, endocrine (thyroid, etc.). The most important next step is to get an examination with testing for vaginal infections, STIs, a Pap smear, and pregnancy. Also, if birth control pills are skipped, spotting can occur. ...Read more

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Spotting 15 days after period. Its really light and kind of a brown color. This has happened about 5 times now throughout my periods should I worry?

Spotting 15 days after period. Its really light and kind of a brown color. This has happened about 5 times now throughout my periods should I worry?

Probably normal: Do you mean it has happened mid cycle for the last five months? If it occurs on just 1-2 days mid-cycle, it is from ovulation. Usually not a problem, but see your doctor for more evaluation to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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Brown spotting for 3 days immediately after period is suppose to end. Should I be concerned?

Brown spotting for 3 days immediately after period is suppose to end. Should I be concerned?

No, I would: not be concerned. This happens frequently in women. As long as sotting does not continue,nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Took plan b 2 days after period. Now it's 4 days before expected period and light spotting. Is this normal?

Took plan b 2 days after period. Now it's 4 days before expected period and light spotting. Is this normal?

Could be: Plan B does alter hormonal status and may cause irregular bleeding. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Noticed spotting 8 days after period ended. It was brown and red mixed with mucous. Is this normal or concerning?

Noticed spotting 8 days after period ended. It was brown and red mixed with mucous. Is this normal or concerning?

Break through : Break through bleeding can occur due to hormonal imbalance. Brown blood is usually old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Hopefully, this resolves. If it happens for 3 or more cycles please consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Period ended 1 week ago. Light pink spotting periodically for past 3 days. No itching or odor. Possible causes for this spotting after period?

Period ended 1 week ago. Light pink spotting periodically for past 3 days. No itching or odor. Possible causes for this spotting after period?

Spotting: Irregular 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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My periods were normal until last two month they are more apart and i had spotting 5-10 days before and after period I am almost 49should i see dr?

Menopause: In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms:irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, weight gain and slowed metabolism, thinning hair and dry skin, loss of breast fullness.Starting at perimenopause, schedule regular visits with your doctor for preventive health care and any medical concerns. ...Read more