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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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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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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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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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Brown spotting for 1 day ( the day expected period ) , the next day is nothing (today). Took postinor-2 2 weeks ago. What does this mean?

Brown spotting for 1 day ( the day expected period ) , the next day is nothing (today). Took postinor-2 2 weeks ago. What does this mean?

Expected: Brown simply indicates old blood. The color is not very meaningful. Emergency contraception (postinor) is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. A pregnancy test should be done in 10 days. ...Read more

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I had an irregular period two weeks ago.. Now brown spotting.What does this mean?

I had an irregular period  two  weeks   ago.. Now brown spotting.What does this mean?

Many things : Pregnancy if you're sexually active without protection. Irregularity of period if your not pregnant. Check a home pregnancy test to be sure. If the test is negative, see how your cycle goes next period. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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