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Dr. SG Erman Dr. Erman
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What is spotting?

Dr. SG Erman Dr. Erman
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What is spotting?

Bleeding: Spotting is usually light menstrual bleed that occurs at a time other than your normal period. It can be due to pregnancy, hormonal variations and changes, occasionally stress, etc. ...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 spotting look like?

What does spotting look like?

Pink or red tinges: "spotting" usually refers to mild or moderate vaginal bleeding that is either before, during, or after menses. Most women who say that they have spotting would be seeing tinges, streaks or spots of pink or red on underwear or liners. It can be normal but it can also be a sign of hormonal imbalance. If it is during a state of pregnancy it must be immediately evaluated even though it might be normal. ...Read more

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What is spotting? How can you tell th difference between spotting and time of month?

What is spotting? How can you tell th difference between spotting and time of month?

Timing and amount: Your period should occur at about the same time last for about the same number of days each month. Spotting will be a small amount of blood at irregular timing. ...Read more

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What does spotting during ovulation mean?

What does spotting during ovulation mean?

Normal: Spotting at ovulation occurs when a small amount of bleeding occurs at release of the ovum and travels into the uterus and out.....Its normal but don't RELY on it for Birth Control!! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does spotting of the liver mean?

What does spotting of the liver mean?

It depends: If this was seen on an imaging study (like ultrasound or ct) it can mean there are spots in the liver. These are most often cysts, but in the setting of cirrhosis could be something more serious. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does spotting pink blood mean with negative pregnacy test?

What does spotting pink blood mean with negative pregnacy test?

Possibly: The period is about to start. Possibly you are going to have an irregular period this cycle. Possibly you are very early pregnant. If you don't get what is a normal period for you repeat a pregnancy test in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Can someone please kindly explain what is spotting in between periods? And can it occur 6 days before your next cycle is due?

Yes: Spotting between periods is typically when there is excess lining of your uterus, or the lining of your uterus is extra thin. The first is due to excess estrogen, the second to excess progesterone. A woman needs a balance of these 2 hormones to have normal cycle. It's normal to have some breakthrough bleeding. If your worried see your doctor. If you miss a pill this can occur as well. ...Read more

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What is spotting on your period at the end?

What is spotting on your period at the end?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive at about the time you're ready to start your next expected period. If i's negative, repeat in a week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes spotting 5 days pre period ?

What causes spotting 5 days pre period ?

Irregular bleed: 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 spotting after intercourse mean?

What does spotting after intercourse mean?

Cervical erosion: There could be several reasons but the most common is cervical irritation during intercourse. A common condition is called cervical erosion, it is a condition where certain gland like cells grow on the outside of the cervix and are easily irritated. It is not a disease, just a variant. A visit with your doctor can confirm and options may be discussed. ...Read more

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What causes spotting 2 days after a period has left completely?

DUB NEEDS EVAL: DUB (Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding) is relatively common but needs an eval. Blood work including thyroid and hormonal studies. Also an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound to evaluate for fibroids and adenomyosis. You also need to be screened for anemia and may benefit from iron supplements ...Read more

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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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What causes spotting 2 weeks after period?

What causes spotting 2 weeks after period?

Missed ovulation: If you fail to ovulate there the level of norestrogen is low and the tissue breaks down and detaches some. This leads to bleeding. Failure to ovulate will do this. That happens in stress, illness, athletics, and other conditions. The next cycle can be normal. ...Read more