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Had spotting a week and half before period. Period came this week but only lasted 2 days and was very light. Has never happened before. What is going on?

Had spotting a week and half before period. Period came this week but only lasted 2 days and was very light. Has never happened before. What is going on?

Late period: Hi, this can happen from time to time but you need to check urine pregnancy test to make sure u r not pregnant, if u r not, don't worry, stress can do this. ...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 a week before period, what can this mean?

Spotting a week before period, what can this mean?

Often it means: Not enough progestterone in relation to estrogen, but can be form other causes like fibroids, polyps, etc., plese see your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Spotting before period (which happens around this week) yet took test and I am negative?

Spotting before period (which happens around this week) yet took test and I am negative?

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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Periods due on 8th arp got spotting a week before period and got full blown on 8th apr. Then again got periods on 19th april, then again on 5th may, why?

Periods due on 8th arp got spotting a week before period and got full blown on 8th apr. Then again got periods on 19th april, then again on 5th may, why?

Likely not ovulating: Assuming not on bcp. Presence of growths or polyps in uterus will cause irregular bleeding. Most common cause, however, is not ovulating. Most common cause of not ovulating is stress: anxiety, weight loss, too much exercise... ...Read more

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Now spotting for a week before period?

Now spotting for a week before period?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Dark red spotting 1 week before period starts?

Dark red spotting 1 week before period starts?

Spotting: Sounds like low Progesterone spotting before your period. Keep a menstrual diary and see if it gets normal next cycle. If it persists, you may need a Progesterone boost. Other things cause spotting like polyps and fibroids. ...Read more

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Light pink spotting for 3 days, 1 week before period what could this be?

Light pink spotting for 3 days, 1 week before period what could this be?

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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Brown spotting over a week before period (never have engaged in risky activity) what else could it be?

Dysfunctional Bleed: It is important that you resubmit your question, identifying your age. It is important whether the spotting is associated with menstrual cramping. However, you need to speak with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I've been on the same bc pills for 8+ years. Just started having thin, thread like spotting week before period. Should I be concerned?

I've been on the same bc pills for 8+ years. Just started having thin, thread like spotting week before period. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: Taking birth control pills for a prolonged interval like 8 years makes the uterine lining very thin. It is possible it can become fragile and bleed a bit prior to your actual period. ...Read more

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What causes brown blood spotting a week before period is due?

What causes brown blood spotting a week before period is due?

Brown d/c is: Usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. You could have an imbalance of estrogen / progesterone with some break through bleeding. ...Read more

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What can cause very light spotting that comes and goes a week before period is due?

What can cause very light spotting that comes and goes a week before period is due?

Female hormone: Fluctuations can cause light spotting, staining or heavy bleeding- please consult your GYN. ...Read more

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Aged 43 last 3 months had brown spotting 1 week before period. Thus month spotting was also bright red?

Aged 43 last 3 months had brown spotting 1 week before period. Thus month spotting was also bright red?

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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Is it normal to have heavy spotting with red streak in clear white mucus and sometimes brown 2 weeks before period?

Is it normal to have heavy spotting with red streak in clear white mucus and sometimes brown 2 weeks before period?

No: 2 weeks before a period is mid-cycle. You can have implantation bleeding after ovulation and fertilization, so if you are 7-10 days late on period, please check a urine pregnancy test. If you check any sooner, the results will not be reliable ...Read more

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What could be the reason behind spotting a week before period n having prolonged periods of 12 days after. I just come off m-2 tone?

What could be the reason behind spotting a week before period n having prolonged periods of 12 days after. I just come off m-2 tone?

Spasm: Most likely it is a muscle spasm pressuring the sciatic nerve if keep persisting you need to see a doctor to make sure it is not a pressure from a ruptured disc in the back
do your stretching before you do any exercise ...Read more

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Spotted pink for five days or so before period then had a fairly heavy period. Then after a ciuple weeks just started spotting again?

Spotted pink for five days or so before period then had a fairly heavy period. Then after a ciuple weeks just started spotting again?

Common complaint: 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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Missed 2 pills, had protected sex a week before period, took missed pills, had spotting, supposed to get period in next few days. Help?

Missed 2 pills, had protected sex a week before period, took missed pills, had spotting, supposed to get period in next few days. Help?

Missed pills: Missed pills and doubling up causes bleeding and decreases the efficacy of OCPs. That said, you had protected sex and should be OK. ...Read more

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A week before period was due had spotting not enough to fill a panty liner. Period still never showed up. Period is regular. What could be wrong?

A week before period was due had spotting not enough to fill a panty liner. Period still never showed up. Period is regular. What could be wrong?

Period: If sexually active then check a pregnancy test because this is similar to what we see with implantation bleeding. Otherwise it is likely you didn't ovulate this month. ...Read more

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Cramping bad and spotting week before period?

Period Pain: This can happen and also depends if on Oral Birth Control.
It can be helpful to use OTC Anti-inflammatories for the Premenstrual discomfort. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your having an extremely light spotting and light cramps a week before period?

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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One week before period brown spotting for 2 days only when wiped. Period due 4 days ago negative test what shud I do?

One week before period brown spotting for 2 days only when wiped. Period due 4 days ago negative test what shud I do?

Do nothing: Repeat UPT. If negative pregnancy and no pain, wait for bleeding to occur. If no bleed within 4 weeks of the last spotting episode, consult physician to discuss desire for pregnancy vs need for menstrual regulation with hormonal preparation. ...Read more

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On tri-cylcen lo for over 1 yr. For past 4 mo. Have had dark brown spotting 1 week before period. High stress time. Is this normal?

On tri-cylcen lo for over 1 yr. For past 4 mo. Have had dark brown spotting 1 week before period. High stress time. Is this normal?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have back pain a week before period is SUPPOSED to start, along with some spotting [brown blood - VERY little] thank you!

Is it normal to have back pain a week before period is SUPPOSED to start, along with some spotting [brown blood - VERY little] thank you!

Yes: It's certainly possible to have back pain (some women have more back pain related to cramps) and spotting prior to your period. However, if this pain is new for you or severe, then it's worth seeing your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more