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What does brown spotting between periods mean?

What does brown spotting between periods mean?

Spotting : Spotting between periods can be caused by many things including uterine polyps, fibroids, stds, and yeast. See your doctor. ...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 have brown spotting between periods?

I have brown spotting between periods?

Spotting: Brown is usually older blood and it can mean you aren't ovulating as much as usual, but can be associated with a cervical infection and endometrial polyps as well. Its relatively common in your mid 40's. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods. Today I have brown spotting and soreness in 1 breast. What could this mean? And what might cause my irregular periods?

I have irregular periods. Today I have brown spotting and soreness in 1 breast. What could this mean? And what might cause my irregular periods?

Pregnancy: Breast soreness , vaginal discharge, nausea along with other signs could be a sign of pregnancy. Irregular periods could be 1. Normal 2. stress - physical or emotional 3. endocrine abnormalities (hormonal abnormalities) 4. uterine issues among other things. Irregular menses (periods) need medical evaluation by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Day of period a spot of red blood, two days brown spotting was intimate and had a little red blood and then nothing. What could this mean?

Day of period a spot of red blood, two days brown spotting was intimate and had a little red blood and then nothing. What could this mean?

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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Brown spotting after an abnormally short period. What's this mean?

Brown spotting after an abnormally short period. What's this mean?

Abnormal bleeding: You may have some changes in your menstrual cycles that are normal but you are still ovulating. Some women will have some spotting for days after their cycle ends or if they don't ovulate. I would monitor your cycles and see if there are other symptoms as well to see if this is becoming a normal pattern for you. If it becomes a pattern, i would recommend you talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more