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Last month I bled pink milky mucus midcycle then 2w ago had a short dry clotted period (pt was negative, on yaz) now im spotting pink again - worried?

Last month I bled pink milky mucus midcycle then 2w ago had a short dry clotted period (pt was negative, on yaz) now im spotting pink again - worried?

Can be normal: There can be variations in a woman's menstrual cycle that are considered normal and not to alarm about. If these changes become consistent and constant, then evaluation with a provider can shed some light on a problem. ...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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I was late by 6 days and now im spotting, is it normal?

I was late by 6 days and now im spotting, is it normal?

Pregnancy or.....: Pregnancy may be the most common reason. Other reasons include hormone imbalances (polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disease, pituitary problems, eating disorders). Sometimes caused by stress, but don't assume that's it. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I just had my cycle a week ago and now im spotting again. Its only been a week since my last one ended. Why?

I just had my cycle a week ago and now im spotting again. Its only been a week since my last one ended. Why?

Hormones: Most likely this represents an anovulatory cycle. This is usually caused by hormone imbalance - talk to your doctor. Also if your last period was late or less flow than usual take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Just had a period on the 13th. Now im spotting what could this mean.

Just had a period on the 13th. Now im spotting what could this mean.

Irregular bleeding: 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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Just had my period and now im spotting. Should I be worried?

I wouldn't worry at: This point. It may be break through bleeding related to an imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone. If the bleeding doesn't stop then please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I missed a bc pill and took two the next day, but now im spotting. When will it stop?

I missed a bc pill and took two the next day, but now im spotting. When will it stop?

Within a few days: Breakthrough bleeding which may occur if you do not take your oral contraceptive pills regularly is usually transient and frequently will subside within a few days. ...Read more

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I took the plan b pill on christmas day. A few days later I spotted red for a couple days. Now 3 weeks later im spotting again.

I took the plan b pill on christmas day. A few days later I spotted red for a couple days. Now 3 weeks later im spotting again.

About Plan B: Taking Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the timing or the quality of the current menstrual cycle and the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after taking Plan B, because emergency contraceptive pills work most of the time but not all of the time. ...Read more

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I had my menstraul cycle three weeks ago now im spotting. I have a cycle every 26 days. Why is this happening? Is it from stress

I had my menstraul cycle three weeks ago now im spotting. I have a cycle every 26 days. Why is this happening? Is it from stress

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). U should check a preg test 2. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex the same day my p started dec 2. Now, I'm 15 days late. I'm spotting and its only noticeable when I wipe. What could this mean?

I had unprotected sex the same day my p started dec 2. Now, I'm 15 days late. I'm spotting and its only noticeable when I wipe. What could this mean?

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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I had my period a week ago and now im spotting off and on is there something wrong?

I had my period a week ago and now im spotting off and on is there something wrong?

Abnl bleeding: If you are having abnormal bleeding see your doc... If there is a Napro technology trained doc in your area they would be able to help you look for a reason for the bleeding and treat it naturally ...Read more

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My period started july 15 was normal but until now im spotting brown or reddish. Is this normal?

My period started july 15 was normal but until now im spotting brown or reddish. Is this normal?

Most likely: Depending on age, duration of symptoms & severity of symptoms, normal cycle changes (peri-menopausal transition) endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, pre-malignant or malignant changes are all possibilities. Get checked out. ...Read more

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I just finished taking metronidazole for seven days and now im spotting. Is this normal?

I just finished taking metronidazole for seven days and now im spotting. Is this normal?

Unrelated: Metronidazole is not likely to be producing vaginal spotting. Best thing to do is to see a gynecologist and find out what is really going on. ...Read more

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I started spotting dark brown /pink then next 2 day were like regular period, then now im spotting again but not much at all! Help!

I started spotting dark brown /pink then next 2 day were like regular period, then now im spotting again but not much at all! Help!

May be normal: It can be normal to spot at the beginning and end of a menstrual period. You do not say whether or not this occurred at the time when your period was due and how it differed from your normal periods or what you are using for contraception. All of these matter when trying to say what is going on. A full history is necessary first and you may need an exam and testing. Sorry I can't be of more help. ...Read more

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D&c 6 weeks ago. My first period was heavy then now im spotting for 9 extra days? What is going on? Is this an emergency or pretty normal?

D&c 6 weeks ago. My first period was heavy then now im spotting for 9 extra days? What is going on? Is this an emergency or pretty normal?

Hard to say: This is probably ok to watch for now. But if the abnormal pattern persists into next month it would be helpful to seek care. Be sure that a home urine pregnancy test is actually negative. Sometimes there can be complications from a D&C that in pregnancy tissue that persists & causes trouble. If you have any pain, fever, heavy bleeding, severe pain or don't feel well in any way, seek care. ...Read more

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Its been over a week since a painful "period" (they usually not) now im spotting a good bit red and brown when I wipe myself what's going on?

Its been over a week since a painful "period" (they usually not) now im spotting a good bit red and brown when I wipe myself what's going on?

See obgyn: You may want to go to your ob/gyn. They can test and diagnose what could be wrong. You could be pregnant and having a spontaneous abortion among other possibilities. ...Read more

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My period was very lite for a week, now a week later im spotting brown?

My period was very lite for a week, now a week later im spotting brown?

Pregnant?: Probably not, but the best way to rule it our is to do a home pregnancy test once you are a week late. ...Read more

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I am on Depo-Provera shot and now im spotting almost everyday and fishy vaginal order?

Infection: Is a possibility with the fishy odor so see your doctor and be checked. Some women get spotting n the Depo-Provera shot but not a fishy odor. ...Read more

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I started my period a week early two weeks ago. I ended last week and now im spotting again?

See your GYN: This can happen to females on hormones as well as certain underlying conditions. It would be best for you to see your gyn soon. ...Read more