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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does brown spotting mean that it is my period or pregnant?

Does brown spotting mean that it is my period or pregnant?

Check HPT.: If you been having unprotected vaginal intercourse it might be implantation bleeding. If you have missed your actual period - please take a home pregnancy test. ...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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What could a brown spotting mean a week before period Everyday straight? It happened before and i feel weak. Could it be my pill?

What could a brown spotting mean a week before period Everyday straight? It happened before and i feel weak. Could it be my pill?

Breakthrough bleedin: can happen with the BCP if it happens every month talk to your doctor about changing your BCP. Also if you miss a pill it can cause the spotting. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
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Starting brown spotting one week before period I have been trying to get pregnant what does this mean?

Starting brown spotting one week before period I have been trying to get pregnant what does this mean?

Maybe pregnant: It could certainly be an extremely early sign of pregnancy. It is likely that a pregnancy test is too early and should be check at the time of your expected next period. ...Read more

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Light pinkish brown spotting 7-8 days after sex on ovulation day about a week before period due. What does this mean?

Light pinkish brown spotting 7-8 days after sex on ovulation day about a week before period due. What does this mean?

Spotting: Does this occur after physical activity or after sex? If this started recently, it may be due to a polyp on the cervix or inside your uterus. An intrauterine fibroid can also have that effect. An ultrasound may help to identify what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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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

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Dr. Joyce Adams
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What exactly does brown spotting for a period mean?

What exactly does brown spotting for a period mean?

Spotting is normal: When a girl or woman has brown spotting after a menstrual cycle, the color is from small amounts of menstrual blood that has stayed in the vaginal canal for a few days. It can come out very gradually, causing the spotting. It is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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I had my period for one day and I had brown spotting what does that mean?

I had my period for one day and I had brown spotting what does that mean?

Menstrual variation: old blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucous, Your cycles can vary from month to month based on hormonal variations, stress,tension, anxiety, illness or aging. This is a normal variation. Please do not worry. Keep a menstrual diary to track your cycles. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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