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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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I've been having midcycle pink and brown spotting for 5 days and heavy discharge with no odor. Is this normal?

I've been having midcycle pink and brown spotting for 5 days and heavy discharge with no odor. Is this normal?

You may need to: check for a vaginal infection. If there are no other symptoms, such as vaginal itching, odor, etc. then you may be starting irregular spotting/ periods with your hormone cycle at your age. It could be very early on, or minor spotting may be a fluke. But if it continues, you may need to see a GYN or family physician to help you regulate your cycle to be more predictable. Or find the infection. ...Read more

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I ended my period five days ago and still have pink and brown spotting what could cause this?

Irregular bleeding is  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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My period ended on the 14th of May. A week later on the 21st of May I had light pink and brown spotting. its been a few days and still occurring?

My period ended on the 14th of May. A week later on the 21st of May I had light pink and brown spotting. its been a few days and still occurring?

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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Period on 9/24, again on 10/6, followed by pink and brown spotting and cramps 10/15 through 10/17. negative HPT and negative OPK. Help.

Period on 9/24, again on 10/6, followed by pink and brown spotting and cramps 10/15 through 10/17.  negative HPT and negative OPK.  Help.

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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What does long term brown spotting mean?

What does long term brown spotting mean?

Likely this is old: Blood being cleaned from the uterus. If you have chronic bleeding please seek out eval by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have brown spotting?

Brown Spotting is: Usually older, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. ...Read more

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What does brown spotting on day 25 of the cycle means?

What does brown spotting on day 25 of the cycle means?

Impending period: Many women will begin to spot just before the actual period starts. It is probably normal. ...Read more

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9 days late. 10-12 days light brown spotting. Didn't even have to change a pad it eas so light. What could this mean?

9 days late. 10-12 days light brown spotting. Didn't even have to change a pad it eas so light. What could this mean?

Cycle change: You are very young and cycle may be changing. If you have unprotected sexual relations-get a pregnanct test. Also, birth control pills will help to regulate your cycle. Call you GYN for an appointment and exam ...Read more