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What does it mean when your spotting after your period? I've been having spotting after my period for the first time and it really concern mean a lot, so i'm just asking could i be pregnant or is it normal for that to be happening?

First : First of all, make sure that your bleeding is coming from your vagina and not your urethra or rectum. If you insert a tampon and there is blood on it, then you know the bleeding is coming from wither your uterus, cervix or vagina. If you are pre-menopausal, there are many causes for vaginal bleeding not related to your period such as: - iud or Depo Provera use - stopping or starting birth control pills containing estrogen - stress - hormone problems such as with the thyroid - injury/trauma of the vagina from intercourse or a sexually transmitted disease - uterine fibroids or polyps - cervical injury, infection or rarely, cancer - pregnancy (implantation bleeding) the best way to sort out what could be happening is to call your doctor. If you are bleeding heavily, call immediately, otherwise you can call during office hours. A careful exam can help show whether your spotting is anything to worry about. Good luck! ...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 does it mean when your are spotting one week after your period and it is heavy?

What does it mean when your are spotting one week after your period and it is heavy?

Concerning: At 48 years of age that can be concerning for polyp, fibroid, hormone changes, adenomyosis, endometriosis, pre-cancer lesions of the uterus. Basically, you need a doctor to evaluate which of these it might be. Heavy bleeding in women your age definitely needs to be evaluated to make sure there's no concerning lesion causing this bleeding. An simple biopsy can tell you, and ultrasound helps too! ...Read more

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What does it mean when when you have your period an an start spotting after you period?

What does it mean when when you have your period an an start spotting  after you period?

Probably nothing : A little bit of bleeding after your period means that you had some extra blood in the vagina and uterus that needed to come out. If the spotting continues schedule a visit for an exam and std testing. ...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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Had period last month for 4 days. Then 3 days after that had pink spotting for 2 days. 5 days after that brown thick discharge. What does that mean?

Had period last month for 4 days. Then 3 days after that had pink spotting for 2 days. 5 days after that brown thick discharge. What does that mean?

Possible...: With an abnormal vaginal discharge it is possible you might be suffering of an infection in which case you would need to be examined for a final diagnosis and treatment as necessary. It is also advisable to get a pregnancy test since this could be a possibility if you have been sexually active. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i'm spotting 2 weeks after my period ?

What does it mean if i'm spotting 2 weeks after my period ?

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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