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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 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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What does it mean to have spotting with a little bit of blood after your period has stopped?

What does it mean to have spotting with a little bit of blood after your period has stopped?

"Giblets": It is old blood that had resides in the vagina when the period had "stopped". ...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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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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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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

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