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Why am i spot bleeding 2 weeks before my next period to be due?

Why am i spot bleeding 2 weeks before my next period to be due?

Ovulation: If it just lasts 1-3 days it may be due to hormonal dips that occur with ovulation. If it persists longer than that, it needs to be evaluated. There may be an infection or other cause that needs to be treated. ...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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Im bleeding a week before my period and there is a possibility that i could be pregnant could this be a sign I feel different too?

Im bleeding a week before my period and there is a possibility that i could be pregnant could this be a sign I feel different too?

Take a test: 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 it mean if I am bleeding a week before my period, and on the pill?

What does it mean if I am bleeding a week before my period, and on the pill?

May be the pill: If you are having breakthrough bleeding about the same time each cycle, it is usually a problem with the pill. You may need a pill with a different dose (or differnent form) of the estrogen or progestin component. You should see your doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I started bleeding a week before my period and im on birth control. What could be wrong?

I started bleeding a week before my period and im on birth control. What could be wrong?

Early bleeding /BCP: If this is the first time this happened don't be alarmed. If this is a persistent problem try a different pill. ...Read more

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I had implantation bleeding a week before my period. I missed my period then a week later i have spotting. HElp please?

I had implantation bleeding  a week  before my period. I missed my period then  a week later  i have spotting. HElp please?

Common: Half of all pregnancies have some spotting in the first trimester. This does not necessarily mean a miscarriage. I would advise pelvic rest ( nothing in your vagina) until the spotting stops and see a doctor if the bleeding becomes heavy or you have pain. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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Bleeding a week before my period is supposed to start...Lite cramps...Haven't been on the pill in 2 months...What is going on?

Bleeding a week before my period is supposed to start...Lite cramps...Haven't been on the pill in 2 months...What is going on?

It's ok: It is not that uncommon after stopping the pill or just starting the pill to experience some spotting. If persists, see your gyn. Going back on the pill will usually resolve this , but so will time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last month I had medium bleeding a week before my period was due for a day or two with cramping, then for a few days after that very light spotting ?

Last month I had medium bleeding a week before my period was due for a day or two with cramping, then for a few days after that very light spotting ?

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'm TTC and having lighter than usual bleeding a week before my period is due. The blood is red, but as I said it is lighter then usual. Any idea why?

I'm TTC and having lighter than usual bleeding a week before my period is due. The blood is red, but as I said it is lighter then usual. Any idea why?

Hormone effect: If you are having bleeding before your period, the hormones after ovulation may be off this month, and the lining is breaking down. It could also be implantation bleeding, but it's a little early, if you keep having abnormal bleeding, you need to see your GYN to find out what's going on. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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