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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 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 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 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

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Spotting then 1 day heavy period then spotting on and off. What does that mean?

Spotting then 1 day heavy period then spotting on and off. What does that mean?

Many possibilities: Many things can throw off you period. If you are not pregnant, it could be other hormones such as your thyroid, stress can effect menstruation, low body weight, other medical conditions. Recommend follow up with gynecologist ...Read more

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What does spotting before your period followed by a period that lasts 10 days mean?

What does spotting before your period followed by a period that lasts 10 days mean?

Something is not nor: Normal , must r/o preg, could be other female hormones being messed up or a problems with yoru cervix or uterus such as infection, polyps, fibroids, precancer or other so see your gyn for an exam , blood work, cultures and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more