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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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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