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I got my first dose of depo on Jan 31st n my 2nd shot is due may 2nd. Is it normal to have orange blood spotting and it's only when I wipe.

I got my first dose of depo on Jan 31st n my 2nd shot is due may 2nd. Is it normal to have orange blood spotting and it's only when I wipe.

Not unusual: You have chosen a very effective way to prevent pregnancy which will also cause some changes in your menstrual cycles. You may spot, stain or bleed irregularly particularly after the first 2 or 3 injections or not bleed at all after a few months. The progestin hormone in "depo" blocks your ovulation and at same time causes the lining of your uterus to become thinner, bleed intermittently or not bl ...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


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Unprotected sex 10/19 while fertile & stared spotting 10/31-11/2 bleeding heavy 11/4 and it also ended in 11/4 I’m think I’m seeing orange blood 11/5?

Unprotected sex 10/19 while fertile & stared spotting 10/31-11/2 bleeding heavy 11/4 and it also ended in 11/4 I’m think I’m seeing orange blood 11/5?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If negative consider seeing an Obgyn to discus birth control and options for cycle regulation ...Read more

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I had my iud inserted for exactly 8 months. I've had my period like normal every month until now. I'm spotting orange blood & I'm positive I have bv.

I had my iud inserted for exactly 8 months. I've had my period like normal every month until now. I'm spotting orange blood & I'm positive I have bv.

See GYN MD: You need to see your GYN MD if you are concerned about BV so you can be tested and treated. Unchecked bacterial infections in the vagina can ascend up the IUD string into the Fallopian tubes causing a preventable serious infection. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10/19 while fertile & stared spotting 10/31-11/2 bleeding heavy 11/4 and it also ended in 11/4 I’m think I’m seeing orange blood 11/5? And now I’m cramping I need help what’s going on

Unprotected sex 10/19 while fertile & stared spotting 10/31-11/2 bleeding heavy 11/4 and it also ended in 11/4 I’m think I’m seeing orange blood 11/5? And now I’m cramping I need help what’s going on

Obgyn evaluation: Irregular bleeding occurs sometimes. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can also get tested for infections. An exam can evaluate for polyps. A sonogram can be done for fibroids. Blood tests can be done for thyroid disease if needed ...Read more

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What does dark red blood spotting means along with brown colored gummy substance?

What does dark red blood spotting means along with brown colored gummy substance?

Normal: Your profile says you are a man, but I'm answering this as if you were a woman. Dark blood is just old blood. Nothing to worry about and typically doesn't mean anything's wrong. The thick gummy substance is typical for cervical mucous. Also normal. If worried could have infection, see doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I bled for over a month but, spotting brown. After that I started again but, watery red blood. Is that normal?

No, it's not normal.: It really does sound like a doctor needs to examine you and decide if any tests are needed. Happily, you don't mention pain, but it is still important to get it addressed. Guessing the cause is silly. Finding out is smart. I hope it's a minor thing and can be gotten under control easily. Best! ...Read more

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After I bleeded heavy 2 days, I continued spotting red or brown blood. I had protected sex last feb 25. What could it be?

After I bleeded heavy 2 days, I continued spotting red or brown blood. I had protected sex last feb 25. What could it be?

Menstruation: I need more information to answer your question here. It's not your period? If you're having a irregular periods, you should see a gynecologist. Even if you're having regular periods, any persistent bleeding after sex should be evaluated because you may have a bleeding cervical polyps, ectropion, or even infection. ...Read more

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I've been spotting brown blood for a month now I don't have any other symptoms with it other than it will have some red to it once in awhile?

I've been spotting brown blood for a month now I don't have any other symptoms with it other than it will have some red to it once in awhile?

Gyn consultation: Seeking an evaluation is reasonable. Depending on menstrual history, physical exam of internal genitalia, diagnostic testing (e.g. Hormones, pelvic ultrasound), etiology may point towards a variety of possibilities - pregnancy, infection, breakthrough bleeding, intracavitary lesion (e.g. Endometrial polyp, submucous fibroid), foreign body, malignancy, etc. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stop spotting? It’s not red it’s brown like old blood

Is there anyway to stop spotting? It’s not red it’s brown like old blood

Common: 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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Last menes was 8-28-13 late 3 days 9-27 brownish spotting then 9-28 light red blood now nothing last 2 days what. Could this be. Help?

Last menes was 8-28-13 late 3 days 9-27 brownish spotting then 9-28 light red blood now nothing last 2 days what. Could this be. Help?

Likely hormones: Your history indicates you are taking clomid (clomiphene). This is a drug that has a strong effect on estrogen receptors and can change the pattern of your menstrual cycle by changing the levels of your hormones while taking it. The goal is to stimulate ovulation -> pregnancy, but in the mean time, you should not expect to have the usual timing and menses as when taking nothing. Not to worry. ...Read more

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2 days I have experienced very light pink spotting along with it was not quite a blood cot it was also very light pink with red dotting. What is it?

2 days I have experienced very light pink spotting along with it was not quite a blood cot it was also very light pink with red dotting. What is it?

See doctor: It is very difficult to answer your queston because lack of good information such as your menstrual time, whether or not this is new and any medication including bcp. It is best to see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Spotted on Monday. Positive preg test on Wednesday. 1 Hour after positive test, started spotting red blood. MC?

Spotted on Monday. Positive preg test on Wednesday. 1 Hour after positive test, started spotting red blood. MC?

Bleeding early preg: Bleeding during early pregnancy may represent the beginning of a miscarriage however it is also possible to have heavier bleeding during early pregnancy and go on to have normal pregnancy. Early prenatal care is very important and if not then an ER evaluation may be required. ...Read more

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Okay so I lost my virginity last week, and I've been getting red brown blood spotting. It's not heavy. But I'm really worried.

See Gyn if worried: Possibly this is still some retained blood coming out as the red/brown spotting from your hymen being broken during your first sexual encounter. If it persists, see a gyn now that you are sexually active, and birth control can be discussed as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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No prriod last minth and this month I spotted 2 weeks then a week after spotting I had one day period dark red blood? What could this be or mean

No prriod last minth and this month I spotted 2 weeks then a week after spotting I had one day period dark red blood? What could this be or mean

Irregular bleeding: Need to get a pregnancy test as this could be associated with pregnancy issues. Need to see a gynecologist to rule out ovarian cyst etc. If all negative most likely dysfunctional bleeding associated with not ovulating ...Read more

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What is red spotting. Since day two I see blood on toilet paper but none on pad. I see one drop of blood on pad. Is this spotting? Is it normal?

What is red spotting. Since day two I see blood on toilet paper but none on pad. I see one drop of blood on pad. Is this spotting? Is it normal?

Not normal: It could be something. To see blood on toilet paper cannot be considered as normal. It needs to be checked out. But it may not be serious. ...Read more

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Hi I am 37 years old and my menstrual came 13 days earlier. I am spotting dark red blood/pinkish at times. On panty liner the spotting is brown.?

Hi I am 37 years old and my menstrual came 13 days earlier. I am spotting dark red blood/pinkish at times. On panty liner the spotting is brown.?

Common: 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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Cycle started October 30th. Cycle usually 30 days. Started spotting scanty brown discarge off and on cycle day 17-22. Today blood is brown/red, cause?

Cycle started October 30th. Cycle usually 30 days. Started spotting scanty brown discarge off and on cycle day 17-22. Today blood is brown/red, cause?

Common: 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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My depo spotting is weird. I spot bright red or reg. Color blood throughout the day in small/medium amounts, at night it's barely no spotting & brown?

My depo spotting is weird. I spot bright red or reg. Color blood throughout the day in small/medium amounts, at night it's barely no spotting & brown?

Depo bleeding common: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some in takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may be a better option for you if you want to avoid pregnancy and increase your chances of stoping your periods. ...Read more

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Every month I have my cycle I continue to spot for at least 2 weeks after its gone off. Now I'm starting to see pinkish red blood alone with spotting. Y?

Every month I have my cycle I continue to spot for at least 2 weeks after its gone off. Now I'm starting to see pinkish red blood alone with spotting. Y?

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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Red colour blood spotting on 7th day after sex and brown coloured creamy discharge?

Red colour blood spotting on 7th day after sex and brown coloured creamy discharge?

Clarify- see doctor: First question-you describe what sounds like a typical vaginal complaint but you list yourself as male. If you actually are male, you need to see a doctor right away if you are having blood and any kind of discharge from your penis. If you are female, this could be signs of a vaginal infection. Also, is there a possibility there is a retained tampon in your vagina? Also consider an STD-need testing ...Read more

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22 yrs post menopause and am spotting. Bright red blood. No trauma to area. Is this normal?

22 yrs post menopause and am spotting. Bright red blood. No trauma to area. Is this normal?

See your doctor: If you are having post menopausal bleeding it is important you see your PCP or Ginecologist to perform a pelvic exam, you may need an ultrasound, and other tests. The bleed may be from hormone imbalance to even a cancer hence why you need to have a full medical evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Spotting pink, red and brown blood for 14days, last period 22nd january, should I be concerned?

Spotting pink, red and brown blood for 14days, last period 22nd january, should I be concerned?

Irergular 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. If you are trying to conceive the schedule a visit. Schedule a visit to see if you are ovulating. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period for 7 days and 3 days after your period you start spotting light red blood?

What does it mean when you have your period for 7 days and 3 days after your period you start spotting light red blood?

Menses: Usually the day of heavy bleeding is first day and lasts first three days. Total duration of menses --- 5-7 days. 3-5 days after the periods females ovulate and that can mark as light spotting. ...Read more

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Hi there, I am 12 days late and have been spotting - brown discharge and dark red blood for 5 days now. What could this mean?

Hi there, I am 12 days late and have been spotting - brown discharge and dark red blood for 5 days now. What could this mean?

Late/bleeding: If you are sexually active you may be pregnant. If not you may have some imbalance of your hormones. Do a pregnancy test and see your doctor. All the best. Also rule out infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have your period 3 days then brownish blood come out then stop and next day I spotting bright red blood?

What does it mean when you have your period 3 days then brownish blood come out then stop and next day I spotting bright red blood?

Spotting: At your age the most likely cause if pregnancy and implantation bleeding. So, if you are sexually active, check a pregnancy test. Otherwise brown usually just means old blood. In addition, not all vaginal bleeding is your actual period. It could be some breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more