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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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Reasons for spotting 2-4 days before my period?

Reasons for spotting 2-4 days before my period?

Communication: The lining of your womb needs to begin to 'talk' to itself a little more effectively. Your womb learns how to release the lining in a manner that allows the greatest chance of a fertilized ovum finding a spot to grow. To do this the entire lining needs to 'resurface' over the shortest time possible. The lining of your womb 'talks' to itself through hormones released by your body. ...Read more

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I'm 21, and married. My period is regular but I have spotting 3, 4 days before starting period, why? Is it natural or not?

I'm 21, and married. My period is regular but I have spotting 3, 4 days before starting period, why? Is it natural or not?

Many options: Spotting is 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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Bf stuck penis in me for 5 secs. I'm still virgin. Wasn't ovulating 5 days later brown spotting for 4 days still is. Period in 2 weeks. Implantation?

Bf stuck penis in me for 5 secs. I'm still virgin. Wasn't ovulating 5 days later brown spotting for 4 days still is. Period in 2 weeks. Implantation?

Be careful: I suppose technically if his penis was inside you are not a virgin any longer. Concern for pregnancy and stds are appropriate. Not likely to be pregnant given what you describe but because of preejaculation it is certainly possible. ...Read more

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I have been spotting for 4 days now, my period isn't supposed to start until next month. I've had unprotected sex all last week. Could I be pregnant?

I have been spotting for 4 days now, my period isn't supposed to start until next month. I've had unprotected sex all last week. Could I be pregnant?

Likely not: Spotting after intercourse could be from hormonal imbalance, ovulation, vaginal or cervical irritation etc success of getting pregnant is higher in midcycle when ovulation occurs. Only a pregnancy test can confirm it. Follow up with your gyn for any concerns. Take care! ...Read more

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Had my period for a full week, and I had spotting for 4 days after my period and now bloated, negative pregnancy test too, but am I pregnant?

Had my period for a full week, and I had spotting for 4 days after my period and now bloated, negative pregnancy test too, but am I pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: If a woman has a week-long menstrual period and a negative pregnancy test, then she is not pregnant. Home urine tests are very accurate 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after missing a period or after having a "weird" period. If still worried, one can repeat a home pregnancy test in 1 week from now. ...Read more

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Ttc for 5 months. Had hysterscopy due to pink spotting for four days before period and showed thin lining. I have been ovulating. Likely to conceive?

Ttc for 5 months. Had hysterscopy due to pink spotting for four days before period and showed thin lining. I have been ovulating. Likely to conceive?

You should: Thin lining doesn't indicate anything specific. Your uterine lining changes from thin to thick depending on where you are in your cycle. So difficult to say if you lining is an issue. An ultrasound around the time of your ovulation will determine if you uterine lining is thick enough for implantation to occur. Talk to your gyn or infertility doctor to discuss these options. ...Read more

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ONLY brown spotting (lasted four days) a few days before period, I tested twice and both were neg, still no period. Could it be too early to test?

ONLY brown spotting (lasted four days) a few days before period, I tested twice and both were neg, still no period. Could it be too early to test?

Once your period: Is late - you can go ahead and use a home pregnancy test (first morning void is best). Repeat in a week if this was negative & you still don't have a period. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and had an abortion last year. Since then, I haven't engaged in physical activity. Lately I had little blood spotting for 4 days instead of a period. What should I do?

Not to worry: I am sure what is your question at this time. Your abortion was last year, it would not have anything to do with your light preiods at htis time. There are other reason for light period including stress as well. It is best to see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause pinkish spotting 4 days after my period after missing 2months in the row?

What could cause pinkish spotting 4 days after my period after missing 2months in the row?

Two common reasons: Two reasons may contribute to that: 1. Some remaining endometrium comes out, 2. Bleeding from cervix. Both are fine, nothing to be concerned. You may take one month ocp to see if it can resolve your problem. ...Read more

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I had 2 days of spotting 4 days of heavy period, now I been spotting for 3 days. What's going on? Is it implantation?

I had 2 days of spotting 4 days of heavy period, now I been spotting for 3 days. What's going on? Is it implantation?

Not implantation: Bleeding. Most often - women don't have bleeding with implantation. When implantation bleeding does occur it is a tiny amount of blood - may be a pink swirl in white discharge or small brown or rust colored dot. ...Read more

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Started spotting 4 days before my period at first it was light pink and now a day later it is brown my period isn't due for 3 more days help!

Started spotting 4 days before my period at first it was light pink and now a day later it is brown my period isn't due for 3 more days help!

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I started spotting 4 days before my period was due I have a 32 day cycle. The spotting lasted about 5 to 6 days. It was pink and didn't reach pad. Why?

I started spotting 4 days before my period was due I have a 32 day cycle. The spotting lasted about 5 to 6 days. It was pink and didn't reach pad. Why?

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.
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I'm 36 years old my last pap smear was 2 months ago and normal. I've been spotting 4 days now after my period. Never happened before?

I'm 36 years old my last pap smear was 2 months ago and normal. I've been spotting 4 days now after my period. Never happened before?

Keep a log: Keep a menstrual log for 3 months to help identify the exact nature, interval and amount of spotting. If the pattern continues for the specified period of time present yourself and the log to a gyn md for analysis. ...Read more

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For the last 3-4 months i'll start spotting 4 days before my period starts. Is something wrong we are ttc. Could this be hormones or endometriosis?

For the last 3-4 months i'll start spotting 4 days before my period starts. Is something wrong we are ttc. Could this be hormones or endometriosis?

It is more likely: To do with flcutations in your homrones toward the end of a cycle rather than endometriosis, but I would speak to your doctor about this. A pelvic exam and ultrasound might be helpful to rule out any other causes. ...Read more

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Had an insemination on may 6 and im suppose to expect my period on the 20th, I've started spotting and cramps 4 days before my period date is this ok?

Had an insemination on may 6 and im suppose to expect my period on the 20th, I've started spotting and cramps 4 days before my period date is this ok?

Maybe: On the positive note this could be implantation bleeding. On the negative side this could be your menses. You may want to ask to have your day 21 Progesterone checked to see if it is adequate, you may need have Progesterone supplementation on the luteal phase. ...Read more

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After my natural early miscarriage (6 weeks) I have started spotting for 3-4 days before my period. Could this be indicative of anything?

After my natural early miscarriage (6 weeks) I have started spotting for 3-4 days before my period. Could this be indicative of anything?

Spotting: Not usually. This is often your body's natural way of resetting itself. Hope that helps. See your physician if it persist. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and I started spotting dark brown 4 days before my period. I miss 2 pills and had unprotected sex with my husband thursday.

I'm on birth control and I started spotting dark brown 4 days before my period. I miss 2 pills and had unprotected sex with my husband thursday.

Missing pills: You are probably ok - meaning not pregnant. But you should get a pregnancy test in a few weeks to see if you are. Missing two days, although not recommended, will not usually result in ovulation and pregnancy. If you are having trouble remembering the pill, you might consider another method such as the patch, nuvaring, Depo-Provera or the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Daily remembering is not as critical with these. ...Read more

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Brown spotting 4 days and late period with bright red blood. Cramps and backach could it be miacarriage! Had sex 12 days before period came?

Brown spotting 4 days and late period with bright red blood. Cramps and backach could it be miacarriage! Had sex 12 days before period came?

Pregnancy test: Before being concerned about a miscarriage you should find out if you are pregnant. Do a home pregnancy test. If it is negative then you are not having a miscarriage ...Read more

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Sex broke condom but pulled out 2weeks ago. Had pink/brown/red spotting over four days a week ago. Period was due yesterday. Could I be pregnant??

Sex broke condom but pulled out 2weeks ago. Had pink/brown/red spotting over four days a week ago. Period was due yesterday. Could I be pregnant??

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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What could it be? I've had spotting for 4 days when period was due than 2 days light bleeding followed by another 2 days spotting

What could it be? I've had spotting for 4 days when period was due than 2 days light bleeding followed by another 2 days spotting

Spotting: Menstrual irregularities are very common, and can occur with stress, illness, after starting and stopping the pill, or may signify a hormonal imbalance due to a variety of causes. If you don't resume a normal pattern with your next cycle, toy might want to make an appointment with your gynecologist to have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting 3/4 days before period every month? Can this prevent me to get pregnant?

Is it normal to have spotting 3/4 days before period every month? Can this prevent me to get pregnant?

No and yes: Early shedding of the uterine lining may mean an abnormal ovulation and cause infertility or early pregnancy loss (luteal phase defect). Infection or other cervical or uterine problems may also cause abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Why could I be spotting 4 days after my period. I just went to the bathroom and seen I was bleeding lightly. Not spotting now.

Why could I be spotting 4 days after my period. I just went to the bathroom and seen I was bleeding lightly. Not spotting now.

Menses: Menses is not always regular. Hormonal variations cause changes in menses. Hormonal changes may be related to a anovulatory cycle (ovarian cyst does not rupture and produce an egg), pregnancy or irregular use of BCP's. ...Read more

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4th day of cramps/brown spotting 4 days after 2-day period. NP says ovulation, I'm doubting. How long does O pain last and what else could be going on?

4th day of cramps/brown spotting 4 days after 2-day period. NP says ovulation, I'm doubting. How long does O pain last and what else could be going on?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon & rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Ovulation is typically 14 days before your expect next period. Usually it is not painful but some women feel a brief discomfort called Mittelschmerz ...Read more

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I started spotting 4 days before my period was to start its is 5 days later and I'm still spotting just a little more now, could I be pregnant?

I started spotting 4 days before my period was to start its is 5 days later and I'm still spotting just a little more now, could I be pregnant?

Yes possibly: I would recommend you do a pregnancy test, if negative then repeat it in 1 week; if still negative, then most likely this is due to anovulation. ...Read more

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Hi I finished my period last week it took longer to come then usual and I had cramps and spotting 4 days before my period. I started bleeding again as?

Hi I finished my period last week it took longer to come then usual and I had cramps and spotting 4 days before my period. I started bleeding again as?

Question cut off: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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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