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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?

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 (medroxyprogesterone) 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

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 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 u keep spotting after your period already is off ?

What does it mean when u keep spotting after your period already is off ?

Post menopausal spot: If you are post menopausal and still spotting, you need to see a MD to assess why as uterine cancer presents this way. If you pre menopausal, sometimes "leftover" blood in the vagina escapes after the period is finished. ...Read more

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What does red spotting instead of period mean?

If it is during the: Point of your menstrual cycle when would expect to menstruate - it might be a light period. The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial period, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when youre spotting during your period?

What does it mean when youre spotting during your period?

Light period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you had your period but start spotting 3 days later?

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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I havnt had a period in over a year and now I'm spotting what does this mean?

I havnt had a period in over a year and now I'm spotting what does 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 repeat a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have an early period then spotting two weeks later?

What does it mean when you have an early period then spotting two weeks later?

Menses: There are a number of potential causes of an early period followed by spotting 2 weeks later. The first question is does the patient have regular cycles and is this abnormal. Could she be pregnant? Another possibility is that she may be ovulating. As mentioned there are a number of potential causes which your physician can help you figure out the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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