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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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I had unprotected sex on the 9th of this month my period. Was regualr now im still spotting 2 days later i take birth control but is it a std?

I had unprotected sex on the 9th of this month my period. Was regualr now im still spotting 2 days later i take birth control but is it a std?

Get tested: The ponly way to be sure is to get tested. We do recommend std testing with each change of partner and if there are any symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm still spotting after my period. What can this be. My spouse and I are trying to conceive had my period 7/23 for 4 days. Why am I still spotting?

I'm still spotting after my period. What can this be. My spouse and I are trying to conceive had my period 7/23 for 4 days. Why am I still spotting?

No reason!: This just happens sometimes!! The more we become emotionally upset about not getting preg or any thing else this may happen! Please just make certain you are not pregnant! If continuous then see your GYN ...Read more

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Period was 2 days early only bled the first 2 days then spotting for 5 days and still going. Normal period is only 3-4 days so why am I still spotting

Period was 2 days early only bled the first 2 days then spotting for 5 days and still going. Normal period is only 3-4 days so why am I still spotting

Period: It's possible you have Luteal Phase or Progesterone Deficiency along with Estrogen Dominance. You may be having Estrogen breakthrough bleeding as the endometrium may not have had a a sufficient secretory period of Progesterone to prime the uterus for a nice even flow. You should visit your doctor for further evaluation if this continues or does not improve. ...Read more

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My period ended like 4 or 5 days ago when I took my last birth control pill. I'm not taking it anymore so why am I still spotting brown and pink ?

My period ended like 4 or 5 days ago when I took my last birth control pill. I'm not taking it anymore so why am I still spotting brown and pink ?

Persistent spotting: This is not necessarily abnormal to happen sometimes. You have accounted for all your tampons, right? Could be an infection. If it keeps happening, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I started spotting february the 28th and my expected period was due march the 2nd but i was still spotting what could this be?

I started spotting february the 28th and my expected period was due march the 2nd but i was still spotting what could this be?

Irregular period: Spotting around the time of your period could be due to stress which can upset the delicate balance of hormones required for regular periods. The other common cause would be implantation bleeding from a pregnancy. If you continue to have spotting, if your period doesn't come, or if you have other worrisome signs )such as fever, abdominal pain or cramping, or nausea), you need to see your doctor. ...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. Ronald Krauser
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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