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What should I do if im spotting after my period?

What should I do if im spotting after my period?

Find out why: Some women will normally have spotting for a few days after the menstrual flow, but if there is spotting more than 5 days or any erratic spotting between periods, it should be checked. It could be due to a polyp or an overgrowth of the lining of the uterus which could even lead to cancer in rare cases. It could also be due to a hormone imbalance which may need to be corrected. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Just had a period on the 13th. Now im spotting what could this mean.

Just had a period on the 13th. Now im spotting what could this mean.

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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I started spotting dark brown /pink then next 2 day were like regular period , then now im spotting again but not much at all ! help !

I started spotting dark brown /pink then next 2 day were like regular period , then now im spotting again but not much at all ! help !

May be normal: It can be normal to spot at the beginning and end of a menstrual period. You do not say whether or not this occurred at the time when your period was due and how it differed from your normal periods or what you are using for contraception. All of these matter when trying to say what is going on. A full history is necessary first and you may need an exam and testing. Sorry I can't be of more help. ...Read more

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D&c 6 weeks ago. My first period was heavy then now im spotting for 9 extra days? What is going on? Is this an emergency or pretty normal?

D&c 6 weeks ago. My first period was heavy then now im spotting for 9 extra days? What is going on? Is this an emergency or pretty normal?

Hard to say: This is probably ok to watch for now. But if the abnormal pattern persists into next month it would be helpful to seek care. Be sure that a home urine pregnancy test is actually negative. Sometimes there can be complications from a D&C that in pregnancy tissue that persists & causes trouble. If you have any pain, fever, heavy bleeding, severe pain or don't feel well in any way, seek care. ...Read more

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Its been over a week since a painful "period"( they usually not) now im spotting a good bit red and brown when i wipe myself what's going on?

Its been over a week since a painful "period"( they usually not) now im spotting a good bit red and brown when i wipe myself what's going on?

See obgyn: You may want to go to your ob/gyn. They can test and diagnose what could be wrong. You could be pregnant and having a spontaneous abortion among other possibilities. ...Read more

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Im 5 days away from my due period..Im spotting light brown since yesterday..Didnt have vaginal sex..Im sick worried..Its the first time this happened.

Im 5 days away from my due period..Im spotting light brown since yesterday..Didnt have vaginal sex..Im sick worried..Its the first time this happened.

Talking to Doctors: You do realize that we are real physicians here on health tap. Why are you worried so much. You keep telling us things that say you cannot possibly be pregnant. I know you are young but i would believe you are a smart person. Right? ...Read more

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Im spotting in my period dont come on until the 25 of june why im spotting?

Im spotting in my period dont come on until the 25 of june why im spotting?

Breakthrough bleed: This is probably breakthrough bleeding, where the hormones were not able to maintain the lining of the uterus, so it shed a little. This is fairly common woth low dose OCPs, but can happen when not on pill. It could also be implantation bleeding from a pregnancy, but it's a little early. If you cpdont start on time, check a pregnancy test. ...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


Dr. Warren Foster
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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