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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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What does it mean when your period stop already and 2 days later you spot a little after u take a shower this has happened too times now this week?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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What does it mean when  your period stop already and 2 days later you spot a little after u take a shower this has happened too times now this week?

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 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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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


Dr. Maia Hightower
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What does it mean when u don't have your period you only spot?

Dr. Maia Hightower
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What does it mean when u don't have your period you only  spot?

Depends: If you miss your period or only spot, you could be pregnant or you could have a lighter than normal period. I recommend getting a pregnancy test. If that is negative, then there are many many reasons for spotting. Much depends on your age, if you are on contraception, and many other factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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What does it mean when your period stop already and 2 days later you spot a little after u take a shower this has happened too times now this week?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
19M people helped

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 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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Dr. Carisa Hines
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What does it mean when you dont get your period for a month but you do spot two different days ? please help pregnancy test comes out negative too

Dr. Carisa Hines
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What does it mean when you dont get your period for a month but you do spot two different days ? please help pregnancy test comes out negative too

Irregular periods: Irregular periods can occur and can be normal. Best to monitor your cycle over the next 2-3 months. If it continues to be irregular, seek medical attention. If concerned for pregnancy, take an over the counter test. Also, consider alternate birth control method such as spermicides, birth control pills, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does it mean when you dont get your period for 8 weeks and pregnancy test comes out negative and spot for a day dont have money to go to the doc?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What does it mean when you dont get your period for 8 weeks and pregnancy test comes out negative and spot for a day dont have money to go to the doc?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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What does it mean when you spot a week after your period?

Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does it mean when you spot a week after your period?

Most likely: It means nothing. Some women may have spotting in the mid part of their cycle. Estrogen levels dip around the time of ovulation, and that drop can cause breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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What does it mean when you spot after your period?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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What does it mean when you spot after your period?

Dribs & drabs: Often the period blood is still present in the vagina when the period has seemingly stopped. It will later come out with exertion, sexual activity or straining at the stool as 'spotting' or 'giblets'. If this continues have a gyn md check for other uterine , or cervical problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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What does it mean if you just spot right after a week on your period?

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does it mean if you just spot right after a week on your period?

Unstable lining.: It just means the lining became unstable and shed a little. It should not effect the rest of your cycle. ...Read more

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Dr. Rahil Malik
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What does it mean when you get your period and it stops then a few days later you spot?

Dr. Rahil Malik
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does it mean when you get your period and it stops then a few days later you spot?

Delayed spotting: can occur because of remnant debris that may emerge and manifest as spotting. If you continue to have bleeding in between periods, see your gyn to make sure you dont have other causes such as thickened endometrium, polyps and other precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Giordano
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When you're late on your period and then you spot but wont start it, what does that mean?

Dr. Carrie Giordano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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When you're late on your period and then you spot but wont start it, what does that mean?

Check: Do a pregnancy test if you haven't had a regular period. If that is negative, it may be a menstrual irregularity due to hormones, stress, medication, or other factors. ...Read more

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